Pascal Collasse, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Pascal Collasse

French composer

Date of Birth: 22-Jan-1649

Place of Birth: Reims, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 17-Jul-1709

Profession: composer, choreographer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Pascal Collasse

  • Pascal Collasse (or Colasse) (22 January 1649 (baptised) – 17 July 1709) was a French composer of the Baroque era.
  • Born in Rheims, Collasse became a disciple of Jean-Baptiste Lully during the latter's domination of the French operatic stage.
  • When Lully died in 1687 leaving his tragédie en musique Achille et Polyxène unfinished, Collasse completed the last four acts of the score.
  • He went on to produce around a dozen operas and ballets, as well as sacred music, including settings of the Cantiques spirituels of Jean Racine.
  • His plan to establish his own opera house in Lille ended in failure when the theatre burnt down.
  • He dabbled in alchemy with even less success.
  • His musical style is close to that of Lully.

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