Pierre Robert Joseph (Alfred) Quidant (1815–1893) was a French pianist, composer and music teacher born 7 December 1815 in Lyon, France, the son of a merchant of musical instruments. He began studying music and piano in his hometown. In 1831, he went to study at the Conservatoire de Paris, but interrupted his studies to work for Sébastien Érard as piano demonstrator, a job that he held for more than thirty years. Quidant wrote mainly salon music, which became popular during his time. His pupils include Emil von Sauer, Conrad Ansorge, and Arthur de Greef. He died in Paris on 9 October 1893.
Quidant had a son named R. Alfred Quidant (1856–1933).
- La Fête au village, grande valse
- Fantaisie, en forme de valse chromatique
- Cantique, ou Fantaisie de Salon, Op. 13
- Mazeppa, grande étude-galop, Op. 21
- Grande étude-valse, Op. 29
- La Marche de l'Univers, fantaisie, Op. 34
- L'Horloge à musique, caprice, Op. 35
- Hubbard, W. L. (2005). The American History and Encyclopedia of Music: Musical Biographies. Kessinger Publishing. p. 185. ISBN 1417907134.
- Methuen-Campbell, James (1981). Chopin playing: from the composer to the present day. V. Gollancz. p. 45. ISBN 057502884X.
- 19th century American music periodicals (1893). The Music Review: Devoted to the Theory, Analysis, Review and Practice of Music, Volumes 3-4. C.F. Summy. p. 108. OCLC 64769054.
- French National Library; cites Souvenirs du fils d'Alfred Quidant (1925).
- François-Joseph, Fétis (1870). Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique, Volume 7. Paris: Firmin Didot frères, fils et cie. p. 152. OCLC 775587324.
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