Batton, Desiré-Alexandre

COMPOSER (FRANCE)
BORN 2 Jan 1798, Paris - DIED 15 Oct 1855, Versailles, Yvelines
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 19)

Désiré-Alexandre Batton was the son of a manufacturer of artificial flowers. He studied under Luigi Cherubini at the Conservatory in Paris. In 1817 he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata "La Mort d'Adonis". His opera "La fenêtre secrète" was staged in 1818 before he travelled to Rome. There he composed religious music. In 1823 he returned to Paris.

He composed several other operas. "La Marquise de Brinvilliers" was staged at the Opéra-Comique on 31 October 1831 and "Le Remplacant" premiered at the Opéra-Comique on 11 August 1837. In 1842 he was appointed inspector of music schools in France and in 1849 he became a teacher at the Conservatory. He died in 1855 in Versailles.

Related persons
• was pupil to Cherubini, Luigi

Images

The grave of Desiré-Alexandre Batton at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Désiré-Alexandre Batton - Wikipedia


Baudelaire, Charles

Published: 29 Jun 2018
Last update: 8 Jul 2018