Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
French Musical Composer
1857 – 1944 A.D.

Cécile Chaminade, a French musical composer, born in Paris. At the age of eight her talent was shown by writing of some church music which attracted Bizet’s attention; and at eighteen she came out of public as a pianist. Her compositions, both songs and instrumental pieces, were soon produced in profusion: melodious, interesting, and often charming, they became very popular, without being entitled to rank with the greater style of music.

In 1908 she visited America and was warmly received.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.