1810, Apr 131876, Aug 29
a French composer. David was caught up in the Saint-Simonian movement, for which he became a great enthusiast. The Saint-Simonians held music to be an important art, and David wrote much music for them, including a number of hymns. After the suppression of the movement in 1832, David joined with a number of adepts who visited the Middle East. This also proved a source of strong inspiration, leading eventually to his greatest success, the symphonic ode Le désert of 1844.
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11/22/1851-Felicien-Cesar David's opera La Perle du Bresil premieres at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris
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