Erlanger, Camille


French composer, who was born in Paris, and at seventeen entered the Paris Conservatory, where he studied and composed under Mathias, Delibes, and others. He won the Grand Prize of Rome in 1888, by his cantata, Velleda, and has since produced a number of operas given in different Paris opera houses. Among these the first notable success was made by Saint-Julien 1'Hospitalier, at the Conservatory in 1894; later were produced Le Juif Polonais, at the Opera Comique, 1900; and Le Fils de 1'fitoile, at the Grand Opera in 1904. He has also composed songs; some piano-pieces, and a serenade for orchestra.