|COMPOSER, PIANIST (FRANCE)|
BORN 30 Aug 1842, Paris - DIED 7 Mar 1907, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32)
Alphonse Duvernoy was the son of the opera singer Charles-François Duvernoy (1796-1872). At the Conservatory in Paris he studied piano under Antoine François Marmontel, Grançois Bazin and Auguste Barbereau. He made career as a pianist and a composer and also became a professor of piano at the Conservatory. Among his students was Alexander Winkler.
As a composer he wrote operas, piano works and a ballet. In 1900 he won the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris for his symphonic poem "La tempête" from 1880. In 1881 he married Marianne Viardot, the daughter of the singer Pauline Viardot. The singer and pianist Edmond Duvernoy was his brother.
Daughter: Duvernoy, Suzanne
Wife: Viardot, Marianne (1881-)
Alphonse Duvernoy - Wikipedia