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CAHEN, ALBERT:

French composer; born at Paris Jan. 8, 1846; a pupil of Cæsar Franck (composition) and Mme. Szarvady (pianoforte). He made himself known to the musical world by thefollowing compositions: (1) "Jean le Précurseur," a Biblical poem (1874); (2) "Le Bois," a comic opera (1880); (3) "Endymion," a mythological poem (1883); (4) "La Belle au Bois Dormant," a fairy operetta (1886); (5) "Le Vénitien," four-act opera (1890); (6) "Fleur des Neiges," ballet (1891); (7) "La Femme de Claude," a three-act lyric drama (1896).

Bibliography:
  • Nouveau Larousse Illustré;, ii. 382;
  • Baker, Biographical Dict. of Musicians, New York, 1900.
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