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HEROLD, Louis Joseph Ferdinand
b Paris, 28 January 1791
d Les Ternes, 19 January 1833, aged forty-one

He studied piano with Louis Adam, his godfather, and entered the Paris Conservatory in

1806. In 1812 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, then went to Naples as pianist to Queen Caroline. From 1820 to

1827 he was accompanist at the Theatre des Italiens. In 1827, he became choirmaster at the Academie de Musique (Opera). Consumption, from which he had suffered for a long time, killed him.

1812 (21)

Mlle de la Valliere, cantata

1813 (22)

Hymne sur la Transfiguration, for voices and orchestra

1815 (24)

La Gioventu di Enrico Quinto, opera

1816 (25)

Charles de France, opera (with Boieldieu)

1817 (26)

Les Rosieres, opera

La Clochette, opera

1818 (27)

Le Premier Venu, opera

1819 (28)

Les Troqueurs, opera

L'Amour Platonique, opera (rehearsal only)

1820 (29)

L'Auteur Mort et Vivant, opera

1823 (32)

Le Muletier, opera

Lasthénie, opera

Vendome en Espagne, opera (with Auber)

1824 (33)

Le Roi Rene, opera

1825 (34)

Le Lapin Blanc, opera

1826 (35)

Marie, opera

1827 (36)

Astolph et Joconde, ballet

La Somnambule, ballet

1828 (37)

Lydie, ballet

La fille mal gardée, ballet

1829 (38)

La Belle au bois dormant, ballet

L'Illusion, opera

Emmeline, opera

1830 (39)

L'Auberge d'Aurey, opera (with Carafa)

1831 (40)

Zampa, opera

1832 (41)

La Médicine sans médicin, opera

Le Pré aux Clercs, opera

1833 (42)

Ludovic, opera (completed by Halevy)

Herold also composed incidental music for Missolonghi, two symphonies, three string quartets and piano pieces.

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