Francois Bazin (Emmanuel-Joseph)

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A French composer and teacher who also became the conductor of the Paris Conservatory where he taught singing, composition and harmony. He won the Prix de Rome for his organ playing and contrapunctal…
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A French composer and teacher who also became the conductor of the Paris Conservatory where he taught singing, composition and harmony. He won the Prix de Rome for his organ playing and contrapunctal work. As a student of Auber he passed on a conservatism through his teaching and text "Cours d'harmonie theorique et pratique" (A Theoretical and Practical Course in Harmony). Though he turned Massanet away as a pupil, Bazin was a favorite among students. He composed comic operas, such as "Le voyage en Chine," and "Le trompette de Monsieur le Prince," and religious music such as "Missa solemnis," and the cantata "Loyse de Montfort".