Charles-Henri Plantade

Positions Held

Music master to the French royal chapel, 1816[E6R]
Singing master and stage director at the Paris Opéra, 1812-15[E6R]
Maître de chapelle at the Dutch court, 1806-10[E6R]
Music master at the Institut de St Denis, 1797[E6R]


Composer, cellist, and teacher.[E6R]
Studied cello as a youth, possibly with J-L Duport.[E6R]
Moved to Paris and studied singing and composition with Langlé, Piano with Hüllmandel, and harp with Petrini.[E6R]
Gained recognition after publishing sonatas for harp, and romances.[E6R]
Taught singing at the Paris Conservatoire, 1799-1807, 1815–16, 1818–28.[E6R]
Music master to Hortense de Beauharnais (later Queen-consort of Holland)[E6R]
Had composed mostly stage works until 1816, as music master to the royal chapel, he began to compose a number of religious works.[E6R]
His Te Deum and Regina coeli were composed for the coronation of Charles X.[E6R]
His son was Charles-François Plantade.[E6R]

Place of birth: Pontoise[E6R]
Place of death: Paris[E6R]



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