Seligmann, Hippolyte Prosper



French violoncellist and composer; born in Paris. Studied at the Paris Conservatory, from 1829 to 1838, with Alkan, Norblin and Halevy, taking the second prize in 1874 and the first two years later. Seligmann traveled in France, Italy, Algiers and Spain as a violoncellist, making many long concert tours in those countries. He died in Monte Carlo. His compositions include the Album Algerian; a concerto; caprices; fantasias on operatic themes; studies; divertimenti; and other music for cello; also many beautiful songs.