Messager, André

French composer and conductor, André Messager (1853-1929) initially studied sacred music, holding positions as choirmaster and organist. Before long, he went on to form closer links with the  theatre and began to work as a conductor at the Opéra-Comique and for the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. He then dedicated himself to his career as a composer, turning his hand to different genres ranging from the ballet and operetta to opéra comique.

A selection of texts about André Messager can be found here. For more detailed information about his life and other related aspects, please visit the Bru Zane Mediabase site.

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Bru Zane Mediabase
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