Benedictus, Louis 13.dec.1846-20.oct.1921 Austria, Vienna - France, Dinard
pianist, diamond merchant, jewish, studied with Franz Liszt in Austria, Henry Litolff and Alexis Chauvet in France, 1882 organized six Wagner sessions with great appreciation at Salle Nadar in Paris, 1889 and 1900 contributed 'Musiques bizarres' to the Paris Expositions universelles of 1890 and 1900, 22.apr.1904 residing in Paris he became naturalized french, 1910-1914 residing at 157 Rue du Fauborg Saint-Honore but probably also had a residence in the summer resort Dinard ; son of jeweler/diamond merchant Abraham Salomon Benedictus (Netherlands, Rotterdam sep.1809-) and Naatje Berlyn (Netherlands, Deventer 8.feb.1814-14.feb.1891 Paris) who married 6.oct.1836 in Amsterdam ; he never married but had a relationship with actress, poet, novelist, literary critic Louise Judith Gautier (Paris 24.aug.1845-26.dec.1917 Dinard), daughter of writer/poet Theophile Gautier (1811-1872)

Title Parts

[] La marchande de sourires. Drama. Theatre Odeon, Paris 21apr1888
libretto Judith Gautier and Pierre Loti

[] Musiques bizarres. Composed for the Paris Expositions universelles of 1890 and 1900
published in 2 volumes by Hartmann, Ollendorff, editeurs. 1889 and 1900

[] Ephipanie. Melodie a 1 voix et piano. Paris 1nov1900
poesie de Charles Marie Leconte de Lisle
in Autographes de musiciens contemporains reunis par Charles Malherbe a l'occasion de l'Exposition universelle de 1900. Volume VII, France

[] Sonate du Clair de Lune. Opera (with Beethoven as the hero)
libretto Judith Gautier
libretto received by the management of l'Opera-Comique Paris in 1903, to be represented at this theatre

[] Une larme du diable. Mystere. Salle Barbaganzes, Paris jun1910
libretto after Theophile Gautier (father of Judith)

[] Barcarolle. Piano
pub A. Durand et Fils, Paris b1906

[] Sombre Hellespont
words Judith Gautier
pub Heugel et Cie., Paris b1906

[] Vilanelle
words Judith Gautier
pub Heugel et Cie., Paris b1906

[] Chanson japonaise
pub Heugel et Cie., Paris b1906

[] Amour
pub Heugel et Cie., Paris b1906

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