Charles Gounod

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        Gounod took private music lessons with Reicha and studied with Halevy and Le Sueur at the University of Paris. Being moved by the music of Palestrina, among the polyphony he heard at the Sistine Chapel, Gounod almost joined the clergy. He wrote an extremely ornamented mass after other masses that were quite ascetic. Next he composed two operas, one along the style of Gluck and the other Meyerbeer, both of which failed. The next five operas brought fame to his name including the ... Read more

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