Charpentier, Gustave

Charpentier, Gustave güstäv´ shärpäNtyā´ [key], 1860–1956, French composer; pupil of Massenet. His best-known works are the opera Louise (1900), portraying bohemian Parisian life, and his orchestral suite Impressions d'Italie (1892).

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