LECOCQ (CHARLES)

  • Charles Lecocq (1832-1918)

  • Charles Lecocq is a French composer born June 3, 1832. Of modest origin and following an illness which forced him to use crutches, he began to give piano lessons at the age of 16 and joined the Paris Conservatoire where he has fellow students such as Bizet and Saint-Saëns.
  • Following a competition launched in 1856 by Jacques Offenbach to write the stage music for Doctor Miracle, he was appointed co-tied with Bizet, but became angry with Offenbach. For 10 years, he composed scene music or pieces in one act, with more or less success.
  • In 1872, he moved to Belgium in Brussels where his works enjoyed a certain success. "La Fille de Madame Angot" (Madame Angot's daughter) won a triumph which was followed by that of "Giroflé-Girofla" (1874).
  • In 1878 "Le Petit Duc" was created in Paris where 300 performances were given.
  • Charles Lecocq becomes the successor or even the rival of Jacques Offenbach. His works later became more or less interesting because he used the same "recipes" and thus tired his audience.
  • In 1887 with Ali Baba he returned to Brussels with success. Two ballets were created in 1898 and 1899, Barbe Bleu and Le cygne.
  • Charles Lecocq died in Paris on October 24, 1918, when the First World War began.
  • In addition to his fifty stage music, Charles Lecocq has composed several books of piano pieces, as well as a hundred melodies
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CH. LECOCQ

"La fille de Madame Angot" (Madame Angot's Daughter( is one of the most famous operettas of the second half of the 19th century. It is located during the Directoire period in France (late 18th century): Young extravagant and extravagant...

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CH. LECOCQ

A young bride is sent to a boarding school of noble young girls of Lunéville, while her furious husband decides to go and deliver her, with the regiment of which he is the colonel. The residents' choir is shared in two parts: the first, a song...

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