François Benoist, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


François Benoist

French musician

Date of Birth: 10-Sep-1794

Place of Birth: Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 06-May-1878

Profession: composer, organist, music pedagogue

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About François Benoist

  • François Benoist (10 September 1794 – 6 May 1878) was a French organist, composer, and pedagogue. Benoist was born in Nantes.
  • He studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris and won the Prix de Rome in 1815 for his cantata Œnone.
  • In 1819, he became organist (organiste du roi) and professor of organ at the Conservatoire; he held the latter post for half a century.
  • His students included César Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles Lecocq, Georges Bizet, Louis Lefébure-Wely, Léo Delibes, and Adolphe Adam.
  • As composer, he was comparatively unimportant, but he wrote two operas, four ballets, one Requiem Mass, and numerous works for organ.
  • He died in Paris.

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