Léopold Aimon

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Pamphile Léopold François Aimon (4 October 1779, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – 2 February 1866, Paris) was a French cellist and composer.

He was born at L'Isle, near Avignon. He conducted the orchestra of the theatre in Marseilles when only seventeen, that of the théâtre du Gymnase in Paris in 1821, and of the Théâtre Français, on the retirement of Antoine-Laurent Baudron, 1822.[1]

His compositional output includes 10 operas, some symphonies (only one of which survives), 2 bassoon concertos, a cello concerto, two cantatas, several sacred vocal works, more than 30 string quartets, and other chamber music.[2] Only two of his operas were performed, Jeux Floraux (1818), and Michel et Christine (1821), the last with great success. He was also the author of Connaissances preliminaires de L'Harmonie, and other treatises.[1]

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