After returning to Verchères in 1863, he gave concerts and taught. On 24 January 1864 he gave a concert in Montréal playing piano, violin and cornet. From 1865 to 1872 he again lived in the US and from 1873 to 1875 studied piano, harmony and composition in Paris; one of his piano studies composed at this time, Le Papillon, was particularly successful. He later opened a studio in Montréal with Frantz JEHIN-PRUME and Rosita del Vecchio, was twice president of the Académie de musique de Québec, and tried unsuccessfully to open a conservatory of music. In 1881 Lavallée's comic opera The Widow was presented in New Orleans.
Author HÉLÈNE PLOUFFE
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