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Born in Paris, the son of a musician, Patusset entered the Conservatoire de Paris where he won a second solfège medal in July 1869 then a first medal in 1870 First choir director at the Théâtre des Menus-Plaisirs in 1873 and assistant conductor at the Alcazar in 1885, he became conductor of the Déjazet and Beaumarchais theatres, the Alcazar concert, he Eden-Concert, the Scala and the Théâtre de l'Hippodrome [fr] and ended his career at the Folies-Bergère from January 1901.
Also known under the pseudonyms Saint-Amand and Fred Wardal, he is responsible for the music of about sixty songs with lyrics by, among others, Henri Darsay, Adolphe Jost, Eugène Rimbault, Victor de Cottens and Eugène Héros, as well as waltzes and many ballet pieces.
Patusset died in Paris at the age of 70 and is buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. His son, Raoul Patusset (1876-1956), a banker by profession, was also an actor,playwright, and theatre administrator.