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Auguste Dupont (Composer, Arranger)

Born: February 9,1827 - Ensival, near Liege, Belgium
Died: December 17, 1890 - Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian composer, Auguste Dupont, was educated at the Liege Conservatoire, and after several years spent in successful travel as a pianist was appointed in 1850 a professor of the Brussels Conservatoire.

Auguste Dupont's works for the pianoforte were numerous, A Concertstück (Op. 42) and a concerto in F minor (Op. 49), both with orchestral accompaniment, are his most ambitious works. Among his solo pieces the best are Roman en dix pages (Op. 48), a set of short pieces showing the influence of Robert Schumann in their structure, and Contes du foyer (Op. 12).

His younger brother, Joseph Dupont (1838-1899), attained great distinction as an operatic conductor.

 

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition; Author: J.A. Fuller Maitland)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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