Deslandres, Adolphe

COMPOSER, ORGANIST (FRANCE)
BORN 22 Jan 1840, Paris: Batignolles-Monceau - DIED 30 Jul 1911, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 25)

Adolphe Deslandres was the son of Laurant Deslandres, the organist of the Sainte-Marie des Batignolles. He studied counterpoint and fugue at the Conservatory in Paris under Simon Leborne and pipe organ under François Benoist. In 1860 he won the Second Grand Prix de Rome with his "Cantata Ivan IV". In 1862 he succeeded his father at the Sainte-Marie des Batignolles.

His composition "Messe de Saint-André" premiered at the Notre Dame de Paris and in 1872 his opera "Dimanche et Lundi" premiered at the Opéra-Comique and Gounod liked it. Other operas were performed at the Alcazar in Paris. His sister Clémence Deslandres was a singer and she often performed his work, for example "Chant populaire à Jeanne d'Arc" at the Sacre-Coeur in June 1895.

Images

The grave of Adolphe Deslandres at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Adolphe Deslandres – Wikipedia


Desny, Ivan

Published: 27 Jan 2019
Last update: 27 Jan 2019