Salomon, Hector



Pianist and dramatic composer; was born at Strasburg. He studied under Jonas and Marmontel in piano, harmony with Bazin and composition with Halevy. Salomon was engaged first as an accompanist at Bouffes Parisiens, for which he wrote a ballet, entitled Fascination, and was engaged in a similar capacity in 1860 at the Theatre Lyrique, where his two one-act operas and a cantata were produced. In 1870 Salomon became second chprusmaster at the Grand Opera, of which he was later chief of the singing. He published many songs; pieces for the piano alone, and with the violin and cello; and had several operas in manuscript.