DANIEL FRANCCOIS ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871), French musical composer, the son of a Paris printseller, was born at Caen in Normandy on the 29th of January 1782.
In La Muette de Portici, familiarly known as Masaniello, Auber achieved his greatest musical triumph.
Made Auber his Imperial Maitre de Chapelle in 1857.
This song, set to music by Auber, was on the lips of every Frenchman, and rivalled in popularity the Marseillaise.
Auber and Francois de Malherbe, the two last natives of the town.
His name has gained a world-wide celebrity as the title of a famous opera by Auber.
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