David, Félicien César

David, Félicien César fālēsyăN´ sāzär´ dävēd´ [key], 1810–76, French composer. His ode-symphony Le Desert (1844) and his opera Lalla-Roukh (1862) contain Eastern elements, presaging the exoticism of late 19th-century French romantic music.

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