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Félix Godefroid (Composer)

Born: 24th July 1818, Namur, Belgium

Died: 12th July 1897, Villers-sur-Mer, France

Nationality: Belgian

Dieudonné-Félix Godefroid was a Belgian harpist, who composed for his instrument and for the piano.

Félix Godefroid was born at Namur, where his father failed in a theatre venture and moved the family to Boulogne-sur-Mer, where he opened a music school. In 1832 Félix entered the Conservatoire de Paris to study harp with François Joseph Naderman and Théodore Labarre. Impressed with the pedal harp perfected by Sébastien Érard, Godefroid elected to pursue a concert career. From 1839, he began a brilliant solo tour through Europe and the Levant.

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