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GOSSEC, Francois Joseph
b Vergnies, Hainault, 17 January 1734
d Passy, 16 February 1829, aged ninety-five

The son of a Belgian farmer, he was a chorister at Antwerp Cathedral until the age of fifteen. He went to Paris in 1751 to conduct a private orchestra, and in 1762 he entered the service of the Prince of Conde. He was subsequently in demand to conduct many orchestras, and was professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory from 1795 to 1815. In 1802 he was given the Legion d 'honneur.

1760 (26)

Requiem Mass

1761 (27)

Le Tonnelier, opera

1765 (31)

Le Faux Lord, opera

1766 (32)

Les Pecheurs, opera

1767 (33)

Toinon et Toinette, opera

Le Double deguisemente, opera

1774 (40)

Sabinus, opera

La Nativite, oratorio

1775 (41)

Alexis et Daphné, opera

1776 (42)

Hylas et Sylvie, incidental music

1778 (44)

La Fete du Village, opera

1779 (45)

Les Scythes enchaines, ballet

Mirsa, ballet

1781 (47)

L'Arche d'Alliance, oratorio

1782 (48)

Thesee, opera

1786 (52)

Rosine, opera

1796 (62)

La Reprise de Toulon, opera

1803 (69)

Les Sabots et le Cerisier, opera

1813 (79)

Derniere Messe des vivants

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