Louis Clapisson

Louis Clapisson Sheet Music

  • Born
    5th September 1808
  • Died
    19th March 1866
  • Birthplace
    Naples, Italy

Louis Clapisson was a composer and collector of old musical instruments. Clapisson was the son of Antoine Clapisson horn player, a member of the Chapel of King Joachim Murat and later principal horn at the Theater of Bordeaux. Some of his compositions for horn have survived. He studied at the Paris Conservatory under Antonín Reicha and then worked as a second violinist at the Paris Opera. He composed a number of successful comic operas and was in 1847 appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour. In 1854 he became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Since 1861 he taught harmony at the Conservatoire de Paris. Here he was in the following year also curator of the collection of historic musical instruments, which derived in large part from his possession and that he himself had restored.

Title Form Instrument
Gibby la cornemuse Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La fanchonnette Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les mystères d'Udolphe Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les trois Nicolas Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
String Quartet No.1 Quartet String Quartet
Messe de l'Orphéon Sacred Mass Choir
Le juge de paix Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano