Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Music


Charles Dancla

b. Bagnères de Bigorre, 19.12.1817 d. Tunis, 10.22.1907

Teachers: for violin; Paul Guérin, Baillot (both at Paris Conservatoire, between 1828 and 1840). For theory and composition; Halévy, Berton. (also 1828-40)

Family: Léopold, brother - violinist, violist and cornettist; Arnaud - cellist; Laure - pianist.

Associates: Pierre Rode, who heard him play in Bordeaux, c. 1826, and gave him letters of introduction to Cherubini, Kreutzer and Baillot); Gounod, Franck (fellow students at Paris Conservatoire): Habeneck.

Autobiography: Notes et Souvenirs (Paris 1893, second edition, 1898)

Professional appointments: Second solo violin at the Opéra Comique, Paris (1837); Member of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (1834); leader, (1841-63). Teacher at Paris Conservatoire (1855); Professor there, 1860-92.

Chamber ensembles: Quartet with his siblings, from 1839.

Pupils: Maud Powell, Edusrd Nadaud.


Beethoven: Vinlin Concerto, Op 61 (Schott, 1890).

Bériot: Concertos, Op. 16 (Macquet, date unknown), Op 73 (Brandus et Cie., date unknown).

Bériot: Balletscene, Op 100 (Schott, 1887).

Rode: Violin Concerto No 8 (Costellat, date unknown).

Vieuxtemps: Ballade ot Polonaise, Op 38 (Schott, date unknown).

Vieuxtemps: Fantasie-Caprice, Op 11 (Schott, date unknown).

Viotti: Concerto (not specified) (E. Gallet, date unknown).

Viotti: Concerto No 22 (Emile Chalot, c. 1875).