Louise Bertin

French composer and poet Louise-Angélique Bertin was born in Les Roches, Essonne on 15 January 1805, into a family of influential newspaper editors. She studied with François-Joseph Fétis, and began writing operas when she was twenty.

She also wrote cantatas, ballades for piano, chamber symphonies, string quartets and a piano trio.

Louise Bertin died on 26 April 1877, aged seventy-two.


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Classical music news. Gothic Opera - This Halloween in London UK, Gothic Opera presents a double bill of unknown supernatural operas by female composers Louise Bertin and Pauline Viardot