Marechal, Charles Henri



A French dramatic composer; born in Paris; studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he took the Grand Prize of Rome in 1870. His first dramatic composition was the oneact comic-opera, Les amoureux de Catherine, which was produced at the Opera Comique in 1876. Other operas which have been produced are Derdamie; Calendal; La Taverne des Trabans; 1'Etoile, also musique de scene for Les Rantzau; Crime et chatiment; 1'Ami Fritz; the sacred drama, Le miracle de Nairn; orchestral-pieces; sacred music; piano-pieces; and songs.