Louise Aglaé Massart

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Louise Aglaé Massart

Louise Aglaé Massart (born Masson ; born June 10, 1827 in Paris ; † July 26, 1887 there ) was a French pianist, music teacher and composer.

Loise Aglaé Masson studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Marie-Anna Coche and Louis Adam and received first prize in piano in 1840. After public appearances, she appointed the Duchess of Orléans as court pianist. In 1849 she married the violinist and violin teacher Lambert Massart . Both belonged to Hector Berlioz's circle of friends and, along with Stephen Heller and Ernest Reyer, were among the founders of the Société Philharmonique .

From 1856 to 1867 Massart was a member of the Société Armingaud et Jacquard , a string quartet, later piano quintets, which dedicated itself to the performance of chamber music by Mozart , Beethoven , Mendelssohn and Schumann . The ensemble included the violinists Jules Armingaud and E. Lapret, the violist Edouard Lao (later Joseph Mas ) and the cellist Léon Jacquard . In 1870 she gave chamber music concerts with Henri Vieuxtemps and Léon Jacquard.

In 1874 Massart took over the direction of the piano class of Louis Farrenc at the Conservatoire de Paris . Marie Roger-Miclos , Clothilde Kleeberg , Jeanne Arbeau and Gemma Luziani were among her students . As a composer she emerged with arrangements for violin and piano (including Souvenir de Freischutz. Morceau de salon ; Souvenirs du Comte Ory. Morceau de salon. ), Variations and a Valse brillante ( Premiere pensee ) for piano.