Xavier Leroux biography

Xavier Leroux

Composer

1863 – 1919

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Who was Xavier Leroux?

Xavier Henry Napoleón Leroux was a French composer.

Leroux was the son of a military bandleader. He studied at the Paris Conservatory under Jules Massenet and Théodore Dubois, and won the Prix de Rome in 1885 with the cantata Endymion. From 1896 he taught harmony there. Notable students include composer Marc Delmas.

Leroux composed several orchestral and choral works, songs, and piano pieces, but he was primarily known for his operas.

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Born
Oct 11, 1863
Velletri
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Died
Feb 2, 1919
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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