Charles-Marie Panneton

Charles-Marie Panneton. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Montreal 15 or 17 Jun 1845 (or, according to Musiciens canadiens, 17 Jun 1848), d there 3 Jan 1890. He studied first at Joliette College and later in Montreal with Paul Letondal.

Panneton, Charles-Marie

Charles-Marie Panneton. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Montreal 15 or 17 Jun 1845 (or, according to Musiciens canadiens, 17 Jun 1848), d there 3 Jan 1890. He studied first at Joliette College and later in Montreal with Paul Letondal. In 1864 he stayed briefly in Leipzig, and the next year he studied in Paris with Antoine-François Marmontel and Camille Stamaty. He made the acquaintance of Rossini. He returned to Canada in 1874, but precarious health kept him from any strenuous activity. After living 1877-81 in Denver, where he was active as teacher, choirmaster, and organist, he taught in Lachine (near Montreal), at the boarding school of the Sisters of Ste-Anne. A member of the Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique of France (SACEM), he was the composer of a few piano pieces and a patriotic song, 'Rallions-nous' (1874, unpublished, words by Benjamin Sulte), written for the St-Jean-Baptiste celebrations. Antonio Pratte and Joseph Saucier were among his pupils, as was the organist-choirmaster Jean-Baptiste Denys (1864-1947). For La Revue canadienne, Panneton wrote 'De la musique religieuse' (Nov 1876 and Jun 1877) and several other articles under the title of 'Le Colorado en 1880, suivi de quelques réflections sur les États-Unis en général' (1881).


Further Reading

  • Migneault, P.B. 'Feu Charles-Marie Panneton,' Le Canada artistique, vol 1, Feb 1890

    DCB, vol 11