Benjamin Godard

Benjamin Godard

  • Born
    18th August 1849
  • Died
    10th January 1895
  • Birthplace
    Paris, France
Benjamin Louis Paul Godard was a French violinist and Romantic-era composer of Jewish extraction. Godard composed six operas, five symphonies, two piano and two violin concertos, string quartets, sonatas for violin and piano, piano pieces and etudes, and more than a hundred songs. He died at the age of 45 in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes) of tuberculosis and was buried in the family tomb in Taverny in the French department of Val-d'Oise

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