Skip to main content

UPDATE: Royal Mail have now resumed shipments on their TRACKED, TRACKED & SIGNED and SIGNED services but delays should be expected, please choose these services if available to you or FEDEX if your order is urgent.

Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (Composer)

Born: 17th October 1729, St. Omer, France

Died: 14th January 1817, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was a French composer and a member of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts (1813).

He is considered alongside André Grétry and François-André Danican Philidor to have been the founder of a new musical genre, the opéra comique, laying a path for other French composers such as François-Adrien Boieldieu, Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, and Jules Massenet in this genre.

Paul Dukas is quoted as saying, "Of all the composers of our country, he may be the first who had the gift of true, human emotion, of communicative expression and of fair feeling".

All Genres: Monsigny


Recent Best Sellers: Monsigny

  • La Captive du Sérail
    CD: $16.00
  • The Menuhin Century - Unpublished Recordings and Rarities
    Download from $40.00
  • Vasta: Reine de Bordelie
    Download from $10.00
  • The Musical Treasures of Leufsta Bruk III
    SACD: $14.50
    Download from $10.00
  • The Menuhin Century - Luxury Edition
    80 CDs + 11 DVD Videos: $295.50