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Charles Dancla


Conservatoire de Paris

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Birth name
Jean Baptiste Charles Dancla

December 19, 1817Bagneres-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrenees, France (

violinist, composer and teacher

October 10, 1907, Tunis, Tunisia

School of Mechanism, Op. 74

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Charles Dancla- Variations on a Theme by Pacini Op.89 № 1

Jean Baptiste Charles Dancla (19 December 1817 – 10 October 1907) was a French violinist, composer and teacher.


Charles dancla le d part op 178 4 violins one player split screen


Dancla was born in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. When he was nine years old, violinist Pierre Rode in Bordeaux heard his music; he was so impressed that he sent a recommendation letter to Pierre Baillot, Luigi Cherubini and Rodolphe Kreutzer. Thus Dancla went to the Paris Conservatory and studied with Baillot for violin and Fromental Halévy for composition. He was strongly influenced by Niccolò Paganini, whom he heard in 1830, as well as by Henri Vieuxtemps. From 1835 onward Dancla was solo violinist in that Paris opera, and shortly thereafter he became concert master. In 1857 he was made a Professor at the Paris Conservatory where he was a successful teacher for over 35 years. He died in Tunis.

His two brothers were Arnaud Dancla (1819-1862), Cellist and author of a considerable cello teaching method, and Leopold Dancla (1822-1895), violinist and composer of chamber music.


  • Violin Concertos
  • String Quartets
  • String Trios
  • Violin Duos
  • Op. 89 Aires Variés for violin - Each of the six airs are based on themes by different composers: Pacini, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Weigl and Mercadante
  • Op. 118 Aires Variés for violin - Montecchi e I Capuletti/La Straniera/Norma/La Sonnambula/Les Puritains/Le Carnaval de Venise.
  • 5th Air Varié on a theme op.89 no.5
  • References

    Charles Dancla Wikipedia

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