A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Edouard Lalo

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January 27, 1823: Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo is born at 10 rue des Tours, in Lille, Kingdom of France.
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July 5, 1865: Edouard Lalo marries Julie Marie Victoire Bernier de Maligny, a singer.
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December 8, 1872: Divertissement for orchestra by Edouard Lalo (49) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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February 7, 1875: Symphonie Espagnole op.21 for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo (52) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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February 20, 1879: Les béatitudes, an oratorio by César Franck (56) to words of the Bible adapted by Colomb, is performed for the first time, in the composer’s Paris apartment with piano accompaniment. Franck sprained his wrist yesterday and the piano part is played by his student, Vincent d’Indy (27). Some who promised to come, including Jules Ferry, Minister of Education, Olivier Halanzier, director of the Opéra, and Ambroise Thomas (67), fail to show. Édouard Lalo (56) is there as a critic. The listeners leave one by one during the performance and only a few friends of Franck remain at the conclusion. See 15 June 1891.
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March 6, 1882: Namouna, a ballet by Edouard Lalo (59) to a story by Nuitter, Blaze de Bury, and Petipa, is performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra.
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February 19, 1887: A Symphony in g minor by Edouard Lalo (65) is performed for the first time, in Paris. It is well received by public and press.
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March 7, 1888: Le roi d’Ys, an opéra by Edouard Lalo (66) to words of Blau, is performed for the first time, at the Salle Favart, Paris.
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November 10, 1890: After a memorial service in the Church of Sainte-Clotilde, the earthly remains of César Franck are laid to rest in the Cimitière de Montparnasse, Paris. The oration is made by Emanuel Chabrier (49). Édouard Lalo (67), Camille Saint-Saëns (55), Léo Delibes (54), Gabriel Fauré (45), and Charles-Marie Widor are also present but many other prominent musicians do not attend.
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March 28, 1891: Néron, a pantomime by Edouard Lalo (68) to a story by Milliet, is performed for the first time, at the Hippodrome, Paris. It is based almost entirely on earlier works by Lalo.
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March 9, 1895: La jacquerie, an opéra by Edouard Lalo (†2) to words of Blau and Arnaud, is performed for the first time, in Monte Carlo. It was left unfinished at the composer’s death and was completed by Arthur Coquard.
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July 27, 2006: Fiesque, a grand opéra by Edouard Lalo (†114) to words of Beauquier after Schiller, is staged completely for the first time, at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier.