Saturday, May 01, 2004

Delibes, (cl�ment-philibert-)l�

French opera and ballet composer who was the first to write music of high quality for the ballet. His pioneering symphonic work for the ballet opened up a field for serious composers, and his influence can be traced in the work of Tchaikovsky and others who wrote for the dance. His own music - light, graceful, elegant, with a tendency


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