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Charles Lecocq

born: 3 June 1832
died: 24 October 1918
country: France

Lecocq was one of the most famous of all operetta composers, considered in his time as Offenbach’s natural successor. A lifelong bachelor who lived with his mother, and physically handicapped from birth, he had a more serious side to his nature than the levity of his more famous works might suggest. He was a friend of Bizet and Saint-Saëns, and had a remarkably self-revealing correspondence with Chabrier. La fille de Madame Angot has remained in the opéra comique repertoire in France, and one sometimes hears Giroflé-Girofla. Lecocq wrote some hundred songs, most of which never reached print.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006
English: Richard Stokes

Albums
'L'invitation au voyage – Mélodies from La belle époque' (CDA67523)
L'invitation au voyage – Mélodies from La belle époque
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
La chauve-souris et les deux belettes  No ? of Six Fables de La Fontaine (Lecocq)
La cigale et la fourmi  No 2 of Six Fables de La Fontaine (Lecocq)
La cigale, ayant chanté  First line to La cigale et la fourmi, No 2 of Six Fables de La Fontaine (Lecocq)
Six Fables de La Fontaine (Lecocq)
Une chauve-souris donna tête baissée  First line to La chauve-souris et les deux belettes, No ? of Six Fables de La Fontaine (Lecocq)
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