1834 – 1921
Who was Arthur Pougin?
Arthur Pougin was a French musical and dramatic critic and writer. He was born at Châteauroux and studied music at the Paris Conservatory under Alard and Reber. In 1855 he became conductor at the Théatre Beaumarchais. and afterward leader at Musard's concerts, subconductor at the Folies-Nouvelles, and from 1860 to 1863 he was first violin at the Opéra-Comique. He was in turn feuilletoniste to Le Soir, La Tribune, L'Evénement and Le Journal Officiel, besides being a frequent contributor to all the important French musical periodicals. His work in connection with Fétis's Biographie universelle, for which he prepared a supplement, has, however, been found to be lacking in thoroughness. He edited the new edition of Clément and Larousse's Dictionnaire lyrique.
Pougin died in Paris.
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