When very young I learned the piano; but later on my intentions to become a composer met with such opposition from my father". The names of both the composers are in small print just below the title. At his invitation, Messager resigned from the Folies in and became conductor of the Eden. Messager was invited to complete it; he orchestrated the entire work and composed between twelve and fifteen numbers. It ran well into the following year in Paris, and he was able to sell the British rights immediately, though the work was not staged in London until It ran for three months and was successfully produced in Britain the following year with a cast including Florence St.
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Although his family was affluent the father prospered as a revenue collector , they did not play music. But they gave him the standard education that included playing piano, and he showed immediate ability and deep interest in it. In , he entered the Neidermeyer music school.
Sulpice to Charles-Marie Widor. In order to have more time for these activities, he took a less prestigious and less demanding steady job as organist of the church of St. Louis in Even so, he accepted an offer in to become choirmaster of Ste. Marie des Batignolles. The publisher Enoch commissioned Messager to complete it. The music was charming and a success, giving Messager the opportunity to compose operettas of his own. He was among the first French musicians to attend the summer Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, a trip that virtually became a pilgrimage for a generation of French musicians.
Messager became famous for his operettas and other light music; in he wrote one of his most enduring pieces, the score for the ballet Les deux pigeons. He became one of the few composers to co-write an opera with his wife; he had divorced his first wife and in married Dottie Davis, an Irish composer who used the pen name Hope Temple. This opera was only a mild success.
He was also in great demand as a conductor, both in light music and the operas of Wagner and Mozart in particular. And yet another talent manifested itself when he became a successful administrator. Although this curtailed time available for composition, he continued to write popular stage works.
He showed a great deal of adaptability of style during his career. Many of his songs, some of his operettas, and Deux pigeons remain viable and popular, although his serious operas are rarely if ever encountered.
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Although his family was affluent the father prospered as a revenue collector , they did not play music. But they gave him the standard education that included playing piano, and he showed immediate ability and deep interest in it. In , he entered the Neidermeyer music school. Sulpice to Charles-Marie Widor.