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Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod Charles-François Gounod (; 17 June 181817 October or 18 October 1893) was a French composer, best known for his ''Ave Maria,'' based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera ''Faust.'' Another opera by Gounod, occasionally still performed, is ''Roméo et Juliette.''

Gounod died at Saint-Cloud in 1893, after a final revision of his twelve operas. His funeral took place ten days later at the Church of the Madeleine, with the assistance of Camille Saint-Saëns to the organ and Gabriel Fauré conducting. He was buried in Paris, at the Montparnasse Cemetery.
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