Francis Thomé

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Francis Thomé (October 18, 1850, Port Louis, Mauritius – November 16, 1909, Paris), was a French pianist and composer.[1] He 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), bleuettes, and operettas, such as Baron Fric (1886).[3]

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

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