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GODARD, Benjamin Louis Paul

b Paris, 18 August 1849

d Cannes, 10 January 1895, aged forty-five

He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1863, and became a fine violinist; in 1887 he was made professor of the ensemble class. He was named Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur in 1889.

1876 (27)

Violin Concerto No 2, Concerto romantique

1878 (29)

Piano Concerto

La chasse, dramatic symphony for solo voices, chorus and orchestra

Les Bijoux de Jeanette, one-act opera

1879 (30)

Scenes poetiques

1880 (31)

Symphony

Diane poeme dramatique

1882 (33)

Symphonie, ballet

1883 (34)

Symphonie Gothique

1884 (35)

Symphonie Orientale

Pedro de Zalamea, four-act opera

1886 (37)

Symphonie Legendaire

1888 (39)

Jocelyn, opera

1890 (41)

Dante, opera

Godard also composed. three string quartets; three violin sonatas; one piano trio; Suite de trois morceaux, for flute; over a hundred songs.

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