Offenbach, Jacques Composers Composition Music

Of German Jewish descent, Jacques Offenbach was born He was born Jacob Eberst in 1819, but his father changed the family name to Offenbach after he had left his home town Offenbach-am-Main and settled in Cologne. He taught himself cello and it remained his instrument of choice throughout his life. Known for most his career for light and humorous music (such as perennial favorite Orpheus in the Underworld and its can-can), he created the opera Tales of Hoffman to showcase his "serious" nature.

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See Also:
  • La Perichole - Plot synopsis of the operetta, recommended recording, with background links and review of 2000 performance in Boston.
  • Jacques Offenbach - Filmography at IMDb lists movies and television shows from the o 1930s onward that used his music.
  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Description of a play written about author and offenbach, jacques composer composers E.T.A. Hoffmann.
  • Notes on Offenbach - Gives details about some of his works and a biography o on him.

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