Auguste Dupont

Born: 9th February 1827

Died: 17th December 1890

Birthplace: Ensival, near Liege, Belgium

Auguste Dupont was a Belgian composer He was educated at the Liege Conservatoire, and after several years spent in successful travel as a pianist was appointed in 1850 a professor of the Brussels Conservatoire. Auguste Dupont's works for the pianoforte were numerous, A Concertstück (Op. 42) and a concerto in F minor (Op. 49), both with orchestral accompaniment, are his most ambitious works. Among his solo pieces the best are Roman en dix pages (Op. 48), a set of short pieces showing the influence of Robert Schumann in their structure, and Contes du foyer (Op. 12). His younger brother, Joseph Dupont (1838-1899), attained great distinction as an operatic conductor.

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