Louis Lacombe

Louis Trouillon Lacombe (* 26. November 1818 with Bourges; † 30. September 1884 in Saint Vaast la Hougue, Département some) was a French composer.

Lacombe became 1829 piano pupils of Pierre Joseph Guillaume Carpenter to Paris conservatoires and received to 1831 the first piano price. 1832 it left Institut and undertook an art journey by France, Belgium and Germany the journey ended in Vienna, where it studied 1834 eight months long under Carl Czerny at the piano and with Simon Sechter and Ignaz of Seyfried music theory. 1839 it returned to weitern concert routes to Paris and dedicated themselves now more and more to the composition.

A Klavierquintett, a Trio and pieces of piano were its first publications. The dramatic Symphonien followed (with Soli and choirs): Manfred (1847) and Arva (1850), a second Trio, a large Oktavenetüde for piano, numerous other pieces of piano, songs, a lyric Epos of gigantic plant, an opera (La Madone, 1861 specified in the Théâtre lyrique), the music to Paulin Niboyets L'amour and other one. Sappho, Preiskantate of the world exhibition 1878 of its works, became most well-known which was specified repeated in the Châtelet and in the conservatoire.

The direction Lacombes is quite modern (Berlioz David); its music should be always important and sets for the reaching of special effects often large instrument aluminum and vowel masses in motion.

Its second wife (since 1869), Andréa Lacombe, born Favel, was an efficient singer, who published a remarkable singing school.

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