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Léon Delahaye (Composer, Arranger)

Born: November 22, 1844 - France
Died: June 16, 1896 - France

Léon Delahaye was a French composer active in the second half of the 19th century, pianist and accompaniment professor. He served as Director of Singing at the Opéra de Paris.

Léon Delahaye was a very talented composer of waltzes and other salon pieces. Among his compositions: the minuet Columbinbe, the minuet Les Révérences (composed in or before 1869, dedicated to Antoine-François Marmontel, the influential piano professor at the Paris Conservatoire), and Daniel, oratorio in two parts, with a libretto by Paul Collin. He is remembered today mainly for having made piano reductions of operas by Camille Saint-Saëns and Ambroise Thomas, and also for establishing a Robert Schumann appreciation society in the 1870’s.

Works (selection)

Original Works:
Souvenirs de Mignon, Op. 6
Fanfare, Op. 7
Sous les saules, Op. 8
Polonaise, Op. 9
Polonaise No. 2, Op. 11
Les océanides, Op. 14
Valse, Op. 18
Le madrigal, Op. 20
Brises du nord, Op. 21
Songes bleux, Op. 22
Flirtation-valse, Op. 24
Columbinbe, minuet
Les révérences, minuet
Daniel, oratorio in two parts, with a libretto by Paul Collin

Arrangements:
Camille Saint-Saëns: Ascanio (1885)
Jules Massenet: Le Cid (1885)
Ambroise Thomas: Françoise de Rimini (1882)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Henry VIII (1883)

 

Source: French Wikipédia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2013); YouTube (Author: Phillip Sear, Dec 9, 2012); Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2013)

Léon Delahaye: Short Biography | Piano Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

Links to other Sites

Leon Delahaye (Wikipédia) [French]

Léon Delahaye: Les Révérences - Menuet (YouTube)

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