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Jean Pierre Oscar (Oscar) Comettant


French music critic. Paris conservatoire, 1839; from 1844, a popular salon pianist and composer. In the US, 1852–5. In Paris from 1855; became known as a writer on music and other subjects. Made foreign tours to study indigenous music on behalf of the French government. With his wife, Suzanne Joséphine Cade, a singer, founded the Institut Musical, a music school for women, in 1871.


Grove 2002

Paris, France & vicinity marriage banns, 1860–1902 (, accessed 13 January 2016: banns of Louis Lucien Comettant, 24 November 1878)


Grove, George. 2002. The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians. 2d edition. Edited by Stanley Sadie. 29 vols. Oxford: Grove (Oxford University Press).