Definition of Jacques Offenbach
1. Noun. French composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880).
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1. Famous Composers and Their Works by Philip Hale, Louis Charles Elson (1900)
"B^>»jo»^ Jacques Offenbach BY PHILIP HALE ACQUES OFFENBACH born at Cologne, June 21, 1819, and he died of gout at the heart, at his home in Paris, ..."
2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"Jacques Offenbach composer and master of burlesque comic operettas, Jacques Offenbach, was born at Cologne, Germany, June 21, 1819, of a Jewish family, ..."
3. The Lure of Music: Picturing the Human Side of Great Composers, with Stories by Olin Downes, Columbia Graphophone Company (U.S.) (1922)
"Jacques Offenbach, the son of a Jewish cantor, came to Paris in 1833, aged seventeen, lugging under his arm a violoncello as big as himself, and determined ..."
4. Musicians and Music-lovers, and Other Essays by William Foster Apthorp (1894)
"Jacques Offenbach O shrieking beloved brother-blockheads of Mankind ! let us close those wide mouths of ours ; let us cease shrieking, and begin considering ..."
5. The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas, Together with 400 of the by Gustav Kobbé, Katharine Wright (1922)
"Michel Carre" and Jules Barbier; posthumous music by Jacques Offenbach, produced at the Ope"ra Comique on February 10, 1881. " Les Contes d'Hoff- mann " had ..."
6. Eminent Israelites of the Nineteenth Century: A Series of Biographical Sketches by Henry S. Morais (1880)
"Jacques Offenbach. The increasing taste for musical compositions a light and sparkling character has singularly contributed to the popularity of Offenbach. ..."