Boieldieu, François-Adrien

COMPOSER (FRANCE)
BORN 16 Dec 1775, Rouen - DIED 8 Oct 1834, Jarcy (near Paris)
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, X, 21)

Boieldieu was musically educated by Charles Broche, the organist of Rouen Cathedral. When he was eightteen year hold he wrote two musical parts that were received well. In 1796 he went to Paris, where he became a piano teacher at the Conservatoire. In Paris he knew Cherubini.

Because of marital problems he moved to St. Petersburg in 1803. There he worked until 1810 as a composer at the court. In 1817 he became Professor for Composition at the Conservatoire in Paris.

He wrote over 40 opera's and vaudevilles, among them "Der Kalif von Bagdad" (1800). In later years he was once more succesful with his opera "La Dame Blanche" (1825).

Sources
• Hellwig, Gerhard, Der Neue Opern-, Operetten- und Musical Führer, Aktualiseerte Neuauflage, Gomdrom, Bindlag, 1994
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
François-Adrien Boieldieu – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of François-Adrien Boieldieu at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


Boinville, Cornelia

Published: 21 Oct 2007
Last update: 21 May 2010