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Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold (Composer)

Born: 28th January 1791, Paris, France

Died: 19th January 1833, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold better known as Ferdinand Hérold (pronounced [fɛʁdinɑ̃ eʁɔld]), was a French operatic composer of Alsatian descent who also wrote many pieces for the piano, orchestra, and the ballet. He is best known today for the ballet La fille mal gardée and the overture to the opera Zampa.

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