Cécile Chaminade

Cécile Chaminade

  • Born: 8th August 1857
  • Died: 13th April 1944
  • Birthplace: Paris, France

Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade was a French composer and pianist. Her first experiments in composition took place in very early days, and in her eighth year she played some of her sacred music to Georges Bizet, who was much impressed with her talents. She gave her first concert when she was eighteen, and from that time on her work as a composer gained steadily in favor. She wrote mostly character pieces for piano, and salon songs, almost all of which were published.