Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin ( fr. François Emmanuel Joseph Bazin ; September 4, 1816 , Marseille - July 2, 1878 , Paris ) - French composer and music teacher.
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He graduated from the Paris Conservatory , a student of Daniel Aubert . Laureate of the Rome Prize (1840, for the cantata "Louise de Montfort"). Upon returning from Italy (1844) he was appointed professor of singing and harmony at the Paris Conservatory, since 1873 a member of the Academy of Fine Arts. Among his students, in particular, Georges Matia , Charles Lecock , Alfredo Catalani , Andre Wormser . It is known, however, that in 1853 Bazin refused to engage with the young Jules Massenet , thanks to which he earned the reputation of the “bad teacher and bad musician” from the descendants  ; after Bazin's death, it was Massenet who took his place in the conservatory.
He is the author of the comic operas Lawyer Patlen ( Fr. Maître Pathelin ; 1856 ), Travel to China ( Fr. Le voyage en Chine ; 1865 ) and others, as well as choral compositions. He also wrote a textbook of harmony .
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- German National Library , Berlin State Library , Bavarian State Library , etc. Record # 135497965 // General Normative Control (GND)
- Obituary of Jules Massenet Archived May 9, 2008 on the Wayback Machine // The Musical Times, September 1912. (eng.)