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Élie-Miriam Delaborde (Composer, Arranger)

Born: February 7, 1839 - Paris, France
Died: December 9, 1913 - Paris, France

The eminent Frebch pianist and composer, Élie-Miriam Delaborde, was a pupil of Charles-Valentin Alkan and Moscheles. He generally believed to be C.V. Alkan's illegitimate son. In his youth and performed and edited many of C.V. Alkan's works; like his father he was a notable pédalier player.

On completing his studies, Élie-Miriam Delaborde made successful tours in England, Germany and Russia. The war of 1870 drove him to London for a time with his 121 parrots and cockatoos. At the Hanover Square Room he gave a concert at which he played on a pdalier fitted to his pianoforte. In 1873 he was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and devoted himself to to teaching with great success.

Élie-Miriam Delaborde wrote an overture Attila; an opéra comique La Reine dort; 12 preludes, études and fantasies, for piano; a quintet for piano and strings; and songs.

 

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition; Author: Giannandrea Mazzucato)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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