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LALO, Edouard
b Lille, 7 January 1823
d Paris, 12 April 1892, aged sixty-nine

He trained as a string player at the Lille and Paris Conservatories, making a living by teaching and playing in a string quartet. In 1865 he married a singer who encouraged him to write for the stage, but the advent of the Franco-Prussian war made production impossible. His works had a mixed reception until his opera Le Roi d'Ys became a popular success in 1888.

1855 (32)

String Quartet in E flat

1872 (49)

Deux Aubades, for small orchestra

Violin Concerto in F major

Divertissement, for small orchestra

1873 (50)

Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra, in five movements

1875 (52)

Allegro Symphonique

1876 (53)

Cello Concerto

1881 (58)

Rhapsodie norvégienne

1882 (59)

Ballet Suites No 1 and 2, Namouna

1884 (61)


1886 (63)

Symphony in G minor

1888 (65)

Le Roi d'Ys, opera

1889 (66)

Piano Concerto in G minor

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