François-Joseph Fétis
1784 - 1871
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F.J. Fétis
François-Joseph Fétis (25/03/1784 - 26/03/1871), a Belgian musicologist, teacher and composer, born in Mons (Bergen).
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1815
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This Requiem is written in 1814/1815.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005
Messe de requiem
Composed in:1850
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Queen Louise-Marie of Belgium
This requiem is written for Louise Marie Therese Princess of France. She was born on 3 Apr 1812 in Palermo, Italy. She was christened in Palermo, Italy. She died on 11 Oct 1850 in Oostende, West-Flanders, Belgium. She was buried on 17 Oct 1850 in Laeken, Brabant, Belgium. She married Leopold I Georg Christian Friedrich, King of Belgium on 9 Aug 1832 in Chateau, De Compiegne, Oise, France.
Important requiem composers in the 19th century include Aiblinger, Andrevi y Castellar, Bochsa, Van Bree, Canetti, Catelani, Coccia, Fétis, Goss, Gounod, Habert, Mabellini, Meyerbeer, Neukomm, Pacini, Reinecke, Reissinger and Rheinberger.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Queen Louise-Marie
of Belgium