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Père-Lachaise - once more

Perhaps you still remember that, last winter, we dedicated the four last weeks of the off-(cruising)season to the world famous cemetary Père-Lachaise in Paris. The subjects have been: various, artists, writers and painters. Then the cruising season started and we never found the time for the last, perhaps best, subject, being composers. At long last, today's the day! As the telly is on because of the Olympics there is not enough time for 'own' research, so this time we give you a link to the relevant page on Wikipedia - English version. You'll find also a link to YouTube. Our advice: try them all - especially the YouTube-links. Enjoy!     

Ignace Joseph (born Ignaz Josef) Pleyel (Ruppersthal, Austria, 18 June 1757 – Paris, 14 November 1831). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignaz_Pleyel. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2fWcP7sYlw.

Maria Luigi Carlo Zanobio Salvatore Cherubini (Florence, 14 September 1760 — Paris, 15 March 1842). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherubini. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXA4fZ-tu0M.

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (born Giovacchino Antonio Rossini) (Pesaro, Italy, 29 February 1792 – Paris, 13 November 1868). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioachino_Rossini. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF1Rda-P1ow&list=RDIl_zXT3Smp4.

Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (Catania, Italy, 3 November 1801 – Puteaux, near Paris, 23 September 1835). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincenzo_Bellini. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HujSLaSAKRQ.

Frédéric François Chopin (born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin) (Żelazowej Woli, Poland, 22 February or 1 March 1810 – Paris, 17 October 1849). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Chopin. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxS_bJ0yOU.

Georges Bizet (born Alexandre-César-Léopold Bizet) (Paris, 25 October 1838 – Bougival, near Paris, 3 June 1875). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Bizet. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg.

Paul Dukas (Paris, 1 October 1865 – Paris, 17 May 1935). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Dukas. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8PWV_NwsXE.

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (Paris, 7 January 1899 – Paris, 30 January 1963). Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Poulenc. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0H89J8blMs.

La Loire on Sunday 16 February 2014. A bit more water - a bit faster. Still friendly.