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Louis G. Ganne and Marche Lorraine


Louis Gustave Gaston Ganne (April 5, 1862 –July 13/14, 1923) was a French conductor and composer of operas, operettas, ballets, and marches.  Ganne was born April 5, 1862, at Buxières-les-Mines (Allier), in the Auvergne region of France and grew-up in Issy-les-Moulineaux, in the suburbs of Paris. He studied under César Franck and Jules Massenet at the Conservatoire de Paris. He conducted at the Nouveau Théâtre de la Rue Blanche and at the Folies-Bergère, and later led a concert series at the Monte Carlo Casino.  With Ophélia in 1887, he began composing operas and operettas.

Ganne’s most successful light opera is the circus musical Les saltimbanques (The Acrobats), from 1899.   He is most recognized today for his popular patriotic marches, such as Le père la victoire and La marche Lorraine.  Also, he composed for the ballet, including the 1902 ballet “In Japan.”  He is less well-known outside his native France, and his many operettas are now rarely performed. His last completed work was La Belle de Paris, an opera in 2 acts from 1922.  He died at Paris, France, on July 13 or 14, 1923.

My collection includes the following works by Louis Gustave Gaston Ganne:

March Lorraine.

Father of Victory.


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