Hanel von Cronenthal, Julia

1839

Talented French composer; was born at Graz and educated in Paris. She was a pupil of Stamaty, Franchomme and Demersemann. She married the Marquis d'Hericourt de Valincourt. She wrote four symphonies; twenty-two sonatas; a string quartet; a Romance dramatique for cello and piano and several piano compositions. Her opera, La Nuit d'epreuve, was performed at the Paris Exposition in 1867 and earned for her a gold medal. This opera is quite remarkable for the arrangement of original Chinese melodies contained in it.