Francis Thomé

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Portrait c. 1909

Francis Thomé (18 October 1850 – 16 November 1909), was a French pianist and composer.[1]

He was born in Port Louis, Mauritius, and studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Jules Duprato and Ambroise Thomas. After leaving the Conservatoire, he became well known as a composer of salon pieces and was in demand as a pianist and teacher. His music was particularly successful in the French provinces, and two of his operas were first performed outside Paris.[2] He became popular towards the end of the 19th century as a composer of accompanied poems, but is also known for his stage works, which encompassed various genres, including ballet, pantomime, incidental music (for a wide range of plays), bluettes, and operettas, such as Le Baron Frick (1885), the latter collaboration with Ernest Guiraud, Georges Pfeiffer, and Victorin de Joncières.[3]


  1. ^ "Francis Thomé: Fantaisie (Cornet / Trumpet and Piano)". Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  2. ^ "Francis Thomé (composer) - Discography of American Historical Recordings". Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  3. ^ "Category:Thomé, Francis - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music". Retrieved 2018-09-22.


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