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Lesueur, Jean François

Lesueur or Le Sueur, Jean François zhäN fräNswä´ [key], 1760–1837, French composer. During the French Revolution his operas, such as La Caverne (1793) and Paul et Virginie (1794), were highly popular and imitated their violence and sensationalism reflected the spirit of the time. His many distinguished composition students included Ambroise Thomas, Gounod, and Berlioz.

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