Ludwig Aloisius Minkus , known as Leon Minkus , is a Austrian Compositeur born in Grossmeseritsch (in Czech Velké Meziříčí ) close to Brown ( Brno ) the March 23rd 1826 and died in Vienna the December 7th 1917.
One knows few things of the first years of his life, but one finds it in 1853 like First violin of the orchestra of prince Youssoupov, then it is engaged like Leader Théâtre Bolchoï of 1861 with 1872. It composes Fiammetta for Arthur Saint-Leon, represented with Saint-Pétersbourg in 1864, and continues to collaborate with him, then with Marius Petipa, for which it composes Don Quichotte in 1869, followed from fourteen others Ballet S.
Appointed official type-setter of the ballets of the Theater Mariinsky after the success of Don Quichotte , it will yield the place to Tchaïkovski in 1886.
Principal ballet musics
- Fiammetta (1864)
- the Source (1866), with Léo Delibes
- Poisson of gold (1867)
- Don Quichotte (1869)
- Camargo (1872)
- the Butterfly (1874)
- Bayadère (1877)
- Mlada (1879)
- Zoraya (1882)
- the Day and the night (1883)
- the magic Pill (1886)
- Kalkabrino (1891), created after its departure
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