French Romantic composer Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956) is mainly known as an opera composer, of which his first, Louise, is generally acknowledged to be best. He wrote little after 1914.
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Charpentier, Gustave (1860 - 1956), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Charpentier, Gustave (1860-1956)
Brief biography and caricature with summary of operas and recommended recordings.
Grave of Gustave Charpentier
Find a Grave photograph of his Paris tomb with link to cemetery showing other notables sharing his burial place.
List of works from Opera Glass at Stanford University with details on Louise including performance history and two studies of the libretto.
Filmography linked to movies based upon or using his music or libretto from the Internet Movie Database.
Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956)
Miscellaneous songs, most with French texts, some with English, German, and/or Italian translations.
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