Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842

Alternative names
Birth 1760-09-08
Death 1842-03-15
Italian, English, French, German

Biographical notes:

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) was an Italian composer and music instructor. He was a child music prodigy who went on to write many popular operas as an adult. He moved to France in 1785, where he continued to live and work, successfully surviving the tumultuous regime changes of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. After the end of the eighteenth century, Cherubini's operatic work was less successful and so he began composing church music. In 1822, he became director of the prestigious Conservatoire de Paris.

From the guide to the Luigi Cherubini Correspondence, 1806-1815, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


From the description of Luigi Cherubini autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1818 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 476902777

Robert Russell Bennett was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor.

From the guide to the Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981, (Music Library)

Italian composer, resident in Paris from 1788 and later director of Paris conservatory of music. He composed many masses, requiems, choral works and operas, completing the French opera, Médée, in 1797.

From the description of Autographed letter signed, 1793 April 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122447511

Le Sueur was the director of the Tuileries Chapel, 1802-1830. Cf. New Grove opera.

From the description of Pension request for Sieur Théodore, musician : manuscript, 1824, Jan. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612847077

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0003cb

From the comic opera in 1 act with libretto by E. Saint-Aignan. First performance Théâtre Feydeau, Paris, 25 July 1798. This version made 1934 and scored for both small and full orchestra. First performance, New York, 23 April 1937, Federal Music Project Chamber Orchestra of the Works Progress Administration, Quinto Maganini conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Overture, the Portuguese inn / Luigi Cherubini ; re-written by Quinto Maganini. [1934] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206719

Italian composer, theorist, teacher, and administrator.

From the description of Capriccio ou Etude pour le F- Piano / par L. Cherubini / Paris l'année 1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562220

From the description of "Quatuor 6me / pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse / par L. Cherubini / (Paris 1835.)" : autograph manuscript, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562224

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 15 October 1827, to the Duc de Damas, 1827 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564361

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 20 December 1823, to M. le Baron de La Ferté, 1823 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564365

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 21 December 1819, to the members of the Comité du Concert des Amateurs at Vaux-Hall, 1819 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564391

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1816-1817?], to the Duc de Richelieu, [1816-1817?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564371

From the description of Solfège à changements de clefs / pour l'examen des classe[s] au / mois de juin, par L. Cherubini / 13 mai 1831. [manuscript]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562230

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to [Ferdinando] Paer, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564368

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 14 June 1826, to [Frédéric] Bérat in Rouen, 1826 June 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564355

From the description of Letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 21 February 1827, to M. [Alexandre] Choron, director of l'Institution de musique Religieuse, 1827 Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564358

From the description of "Canon à 4 voix par L. Cherubini 1841" : autograph manuscript, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562216

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 11 October 1828, to Mme [Gaspare] Spontini, 1828 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564383

From the description of Document signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1814-1816], 1814-1816?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564386

From the description of Document signed, dated : [Paris], 10 August 1833, 1833 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564378

From the description of Sonata / per due Organi / L: Cherubini / Milano. / 1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562232

From the description of Autograph document signed, dated : Paris, 8 March 1838, 1838 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564393

From the description of [Sight-reading exercises] : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562226

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 19 May 1817, to A[ntonio] Salieri in Vienna, 1817 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564375

From the description of Document signed by Cherubini, Méhul, Gossec and Le Sueur, dated : Conservatoire de Musique [Paris], 6 Frimaire an 5 [i.e., 26 November 1796], to the minister of the Interior, [1796 Nov. 26]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873883


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