1829–1869

Introduction

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Born: May 8, 1829, New Or­leans, Lou­i­si­a­na.

Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1869, Ti­ju­ca, Rio de Ja­nei­ro, Bra­zil.

Buried: Orig­in­al­ly in São João Ba­tis­ta Ce­me­te­ry, Rio de Ja­nei­ro, Bra­zil. Re­in­terred in Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

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Biography

Louis was the son of an Eng­lish fa­ther and French mo­ther, and grand­son of a gov­er­nor of San­to Do­min­go.

He stu­died in Pa­ris un­der Charles Hallé, Ca­mille Sta­ma­ty and Mal­e­den. He be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer with tours in France, Sa­voy, Swit­zer­land, Spain (1852), and Am­er­i­ca.

He wrote two op­er­as, Charles IX, and Isau­ra de Sa­ler­no, which were ne­ver per­formed; the sym­pho­nies La Nuit des Tro­piques & Mon­te­vi­deo; Es­ce­nas Cam­pes­tres Cu­ba­nas, a grand march de­di­cat­ed to the Em­per­or of Bra­zil; & Gran Tar­an­tel­la.

Sources

Music