Benjamin Godard

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        After studying the violin with Hammer and Vieuxtemps he entered the Paris Conservatoire and studied composition with Reber. Godard was an exceptional and precocious violinist. He won the Prix de Rome, greatly admired Schumann's works and was given high praise for his "Symphonie dramatique Le Tasse." His earliest and most abundant compositions were for the piano. Most of his salon-set pieces for the piano and chamber settings were not well received; nor were his operas like "Pedr... Read more

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