17th May 1808
11th September 1892
Charles Vogel was a violinist and dramatic composer; born at Lille. He was a grandson of Johann Christoph Vogel, the Belgian composer. He entered the Paris Conservatory, where he studied under Auguste Kreutzer and Reicha. Upon the night of the outbreak of the Revolution of 1830 he composed the patriotic song, Les trios couleurs, which made his reputation. He was very successful with his operas, among them being Le Podestat, Le Siege de Leyde, La Moissonneuse, Romponol, written for the Bouffes Parisiens; Le Nid de Cigognes, Gredin de Pigoche, and La Filleule du Roi. Among other works are Le Jugement Dernier, an oratorio; several symphonies; quintets and quartets for strings; sacred works; choruses; romances, and piano-pieces.