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Leo Delibes

Known best for his romantic theatre musical and ballet composition, the composer was born Clément Philibert Léo Delibes in Saint-Germain-du-Val, France, in 1836. His father was a mailman, and his mother a musician.  His grandfather was an opera singer.  He is famous as one of the first noteworthy composer of ballet composition and he was the first to craft a full-length ballet score.He trained in 1847 at the Paris Conservatoire where he studied  composition under Adolphe Adam and organ with François Benoist.

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