Xavier Leroux

Xavier Leroux

  • Born
    11th October 1863
  • Died
    2nd February 1919
  • Birthplace
    Velletri, Italy
Xavier Henry Napoleón Leroux was a French composer. The son of a military bandleader, he studied at the Paris Conservatory under Jules Massenet and Théodore Dubois, and won the Prix de Rome in 1885 with the cantata Endymion. From 1896 he taught harmony there. Notable students include composer Marc Delmas. Leroux composed several orchestral and choral works, songs, and piano pieces, but he was primarily known for his operas.