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DUCHAMBGE Pauline (D-58-2)

1778, Martinique – 23/04/1858, Paris

French pianist, singer, and composer.. She studied harmony and composition with Daniel Auber and Luigi Cherubini (who wrote several compositions for her) as well as piano and composition with Jan Ladislav Dussek. She wrote over 300 romances, a very popular genre in the XIX century.  She was admired by many poets of her day, setting poems of the leading Romantics including François-René Chateaubriand and Victor Hugo, and dramatists Casimir Delavigne, Alfred de Vigny, and Eugène Scribe. She also set texts by women such as Mme. Amable Tastu and Mme. Émile de Girardin.

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