Jean-Claude Trial

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Fire at the main hall of the Académie Royale de Musique at the Palais Royal 6 April 1763

Jean-Claude Trial (13 December 1732 - 23 June 1771) was a French composer and, with Pierre Montan Berton, co-director of the Académie Royale de Musique 1767-1771, following François Francœur and François Rebel and preceding Antoine Dauvergne and Nicolas-René Joliveau. It was during his and Berton's directorship that the main hall at the Palais Royal burned down on 6 April 1763.

Trial was born in Avignon, his opera Silvie, 1765, co-written with Pierre Montan Berton, was the last pastorale héroïque to be written by French composers.[1] He died in Paris, aged 38, shortly after the destruction of the hall.

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  1. ^ L'art vocal en France Marcelle Benoit - 1998 - In 1765, Silvie, the last pastorale héroïque to be written by French composers, was produced at Fontainebleau. Pierre Montan Berton and Jean-Claude Trial 22 provided the music. The last two works in this genre, however, were written by ..."