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Francois Adrien Boildieu, Rouen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 49° 26.303 E 001° 05.637
31U E 361818 N 5477936
Quick Description: This is a statue to honor opera composer Francois Adrien Boildieu.
Location: France
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 10:09:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKT8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
Francois Adrien Boildieu was a French composer, born in Rouen on 16 Dec 1775 and died 8 Oct 1834. He composed operas, with one of his more notable works being Le calife de Bagdad (1800), followed by a move to Saint Petersburg where he produced nine operas including two more notable operas; Aline, reine de Golconde (1804) et Les voitures versées (1808). Once he returned to France, he produced La jeune femme en colère (1811), Jean de Paris (1812), Le nouveau seigneur du village (1813), and at least 12 additional operas.

He continued to improve and in 1825 produced his life masterpiece, La dame blanche which was based on two novels by Walter Scott.

Boieldieu also produced works that featured the harp, including his Harp Concerto in C (1800-1801)

He was a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoirie, and in 1820 received the Legion d'honneur.


When he died in 1834, his heart was interred in a city-sponsored tomb in Rouen, while his body was interred in Paris at Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

Sculptor:
Jean-Pierre Dantan, dit le Jeune
Created: 1836
Unveiled: 1837

The sculpture shows the musician sitting in a chair, holding a scroll in his hand which rests on his knee, while under his chair, at his feet, are additional books, one is titled "le chaperon rouge" and another is "calife de bagdad".
Name of Musician: Francois Adrien Boildieu

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