Born: December 16, 1775
Died: October 8, 1834
This French composer was well known for his operas, several of which occasionally appear today in European repertoire. His music combined the elegance and harmonic language of the Viennese Classical Period with the Parisian Opéra-Comique style. In his vocal and instrumental works, Boieldieu’s melodic lines avoided the ornamentation of earlier French music and employed appealing, colorful orchestration. Hector Berlioz described Boieldieu’s musicRead more as being endowed with "a pleasing and tasteful Parisian elegance." Boieldieu is remembered today for his opera masterpiece “La dame blanche” after the Scottish novelist, Walter Scott and a beautiful Harp Concerto with a haunting rondo last movement. Read less
There are 47 François Boieldieu recordings available.
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