Edmond Dédé was an American musician and composer. In 1855, he moved to Europe to study in Paris and settled in France. His compositions include Quasimodo Symphony, Le Palmier Overture, Le Serment de L’Arabe and Patriotisme. For more than forty years, he worked as assistant conductor at the Grand Théâtre and subsequently as conductor of the orchestras at the Théâtre l’Alcazar and the Folies bordelaises in Bordeaux.

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Edmond Dédé




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Edmond Dédé was born on the 20th of November 1827, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


Edmond had a life of 76 years. On January 5, 1901, he died in Paris, France.

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In 1855, after completing his primary studies he moved to Peris, France for further studies. He did the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris). He was taught music theory by Eugène Prévost and New York-born black musician Charles-Richard Lambert, the father of Sidney and Charles Lucien Lambert.


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  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

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Edmond Dédé has dated –

  • Sylvie Leflet – In 1864, Edmond married a French Woman, Sylvie Leflet, and have a son Eugene Arcade Dédé, who became a music hall conductor and composer of popular songs.

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Famous For

Edmond was famous for being one of the finest and greatest musicians and composers. He got famous for his composition including Quasimodo Symphony, Le Serment de L’Arabe, Le Palmier Overture, Patriotisme and many more.

Edmond Dédé Net Worth

Edmond Dede’s net worth is unknown. As he is dead now, there is no news about his net worth.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Edmond Dédé

  • Edmond gave more than 40 years of life to Grand Théâtre and worked there as the assistant conductor and subsequently as conductor of the orchestras at the Théâtre l’Alcazar and the Folies bordelaise in Bordeaux.
  • His most surviving compositions then Mon Pauvre Cœur (My Poor Heart) remains one of the oldest surviving pieces of sheet music by a Black Creole composer in New Orleans.
  • Dédé got the clarinet from his dad, a bandmaster in a neighborhood military band. He changed to the violin, which before long turned into Dédé’s instrument of decision as he formed into a melodic wonder.
  • In the last part of the 1850s, he handled a situation at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, where his innovativeness flourished.
  • He likewise worked at the Théâtre de l’Alcazar and the Folies Bordelaises. His ballet productions, operettas, suggestions, and more than 250 tunes made gigantic progress in France yet acquired a little foothold in the U.S.
  • In 1893, in transit to his main melodic appearance back in New Orleans, Dédé lost his cherished Cremona violin in a wreck yet figured out how to find a trade with perfect timing for his presentation!
  • In spite of living in a period of extreme racial segregation, Dédé’s ability drove him to turn into a top-notch author. The greater part of Dédé’s printed music is protected in the National Library of France and a few American colleges.
  • In the mid-1860s, Dédé went to Bordeaux to accept up a situation as collaborator conductor for the expressive dance at the Grand Théâtre. Inside a couple of years, he found work at the Théâtre l’Alcazar, a famous bistro show in the city.
  • Later during the 1870s, he moved to the Folies Bordelaise. All through Dédé kept on making workmanship music, which he looked to have performed at the more lofty Grand Théâtre.
  • His popular album name is Mon Pauvre Cœur.
  • On 20 Nov. 2021, he feathered in Google Doodle on his 194th birthday.
  • He had one son, Eugene Arcade Dédé, who became a music hall conductor and composer of popular songs.
  • On January 5, 1903, Edmond died in Paris. Many of his compositions have been preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.


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