Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny

French composer

Date of Birth: 17-Oct-1729

Place of Birth: Fauquembergues, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 14-Jan-1817

Profession: composer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny ((1729-10-17)17 October 1729 – (1817-01-14)14 January 1817) was a French composer and a member of the French AcadĂ©mie des Beaux-Arts (1813). He is considered alongside AndrĂ© GrĂ©try and François-AndrĂ© Danican Philidor to have been the founder of a new musical genre, the opĂ©ra comique, laying a path for other French composers such as François-Adrien Boieldieu, Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, and Jules Massenet in this genre. Paul Dukas is quoted as saying, "Of all the composers of our country, he may be the first who had the gift of true, human emotion, of communicative expression and of fair feeling".

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