Biography of Remusat Jean:
Jean Remusat was two years younger than either Verdi or Krakamp, but relatively little is known about him although he was a noted player of his era: in 1853, for example, he visited London and gave a concert at Vauxhall Gardens, then one of the major concert places of entertainment in the capital. We have two pieces by him based upon operatic originals: his La Traviata Caprice and the Fantaisie élégante sur un thème de Rossini (la Cenerentola) apparently written in collaboration with Alphonse Leduc, about whom much more is known. Leduc was a music publisher, teacher, composer, flute, guitar and bassoon virtuoso and student of Anton Reicha in Paris. Leduc was born in Nantes in 1804 and died in Paris in 1841. Their joint effort resulted in a brilliant and highly expressive piece from Rossini’s famous Cinderella opera.