Bach, Charles Léopold Alcide. Chant. 498. Born 21 June 1837, Concots (Lot).

Sociétaire: 30 October 1888

2d prix, chant, 1862; 1r prix 1863.


Baille, Michel. Violin. 1967.3. Born 27 July 1933, Paris.

Sociétaire: 19 April 1967

Orchestre de Paris 1967

Noted as ORTF in OdP personnel records.


Baillot, Pierre (Maire François de Sales). Violin solo. 153. Born 1 October 1771, Passy. Died 15 September 1842, Paris.

Sociétaire: 30 March 1835

Prof. au Conservatoire 1795. Orch. Opéra (solo) 1821-31. Chapelle roy. 1825 (solo). The most famous French violinist and teacher of his era, he was elected to membership in the Société des Concerts after his retirement from solo and chamber performance. Composer of works for violin; author of L'Art du violon (1834).


Bailly, see de Bailly
 

Bailly, Louis Octave. Viola. 604. Born 13 June 1882, Valenciennes. Died 1974.

Sociétaire: 28 May 1907

Resigned c. 1912

1r prix, viola, 1899. Orch. Op.-Com. Concerts du Châtelet. Orch. Opéra-Comique, Opéra. Quatuors Capet, Geloso, Flonzaley. Prof. Curtis Institute, Philadelphia.
 

Balbon, Georges (Louis). Violin. 799. Born 8 April 1928, La Rochelle.

Appointed 1949 (concours 9 January 1949).

Sociétaire: 9 October 1951

Retired at dissolution, 1967

1r prix, 1946.
 

Balbreck, Victor Louis. Viola. 552. Born 6 October 1862, Paris.

Sociétaire: 20 October 1896

Congé 1903-04 17 October 1903 (death in family)

Resigned 21 June 1904

A violinist named Balbreck was appointed asp. en cas, 17 October, 13 November 1888.
 

Balout, Jacques (Michel Louis). Viola. 773. Born 6 June 1910, Bagnères-de-Luchon.

3e solo 30 October 1943 (concours)

Sociétaire: 19 May 1946

1r Viola solo 7 February 1949 (concours)

Comm. pers. 1966-

Retired 1967; continued as chef du service du personnel for OdP (roster 9 March 1973); retired 30 September 1976.

1r prix, 1931. RTLN.
 

Baneux, (Mathieu) Gustave, called Baneux fils [register: Gustave Mathieu]. Horn. 253. Born 12 June 1825, Paris. Died 27 or 28 [register] March 1878, Paris.

Asp. May 1847 (confirmed 26 October 1847 to date from 1846-47)

Sociétaire: 13 November 1849

Comm. pers. 1864-66

2d prix, horn, 1839; 1r prix 1840. Orch. Op.-Com., 1841-47. Orch. Opéra 1847. Sous-chef mus., 5e Légion, Garde Nat., 1868. Baneux père was an equally successful horn player.
 

Barbier, Jules (Adolphe Gédéon). Trombone. 005. Died 1840.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Orch. Opéra 1826. A Barbier was discharged at Habeneck's request 20 February 1838 for being in an "état inconvenable"; reappointed 21 March 1838.
 

Barbier, Mme. Louis Aricie Estelle Virginie Josephine, née Jacob. Soprano. 112.

Sociétaire: 4 January 1830

Resigned 1 December 1843 [register: 3 December]

Wife, then widow of Alphonse Gédéon Barbier.
 

Barbot, Joseph Théodore Désiré, called Jules. Tenor. 232. Born 12 April 1824, Toulouse. Died 26 December 1896, Paris.

Asp. 20 November 1845

Sociétaire: 16 November 1847

Resigned 27 February 1849

 

Barboteu, Georges. Horn. 804. Born 1 April 1924, Alger.

Sociétaire: 31 March 1953

Resigned 23 April 1961

Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 31 March, 1 April 1989

1r prix d'hon. 1950, Prix int. Genève. RTLN.
 

Bardon, Claude. Violin. 1967.5. Born 20 April 1842, Angers 49.

Sociétaire: 19 April 1967

Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 16 March 1984

 

Barizel, Dominique (Charles Joseph). Bassoon. 006. Born 3 January 1788, Merville (Nord). Died 25 May 1850, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Moved to co-principal first, with Henry, 23 December 1840

Congé 1 an 2 November 1847 (illness)

Retired 27 [register: 28] October 1848 (m. h.)

1r prix, bassoon, 1807. Orch. Opéra 1814. Chef. de mus. militaire, Napoleonic campaigns in Spain, 1808; Russia, 1815. Musique du roi. Prof. au Conservatoire. Légion d'Honneur.
 

Baronnet, Lucien. Doublebass. 736. Born 25 October 1905, Paris.

Sociétaire: 30 May 1935

Retired February 1963

1r prix, doublebass, 1925.
 

Barraine, (Alfred) Mathieu. Cello. 586. Born 11 June 1870, Paris.

Asp. 1900

Sociétaire: 28 June 1904

Resigned 15 June 1920 (to protest naming of Maréchal as cello solo without audition); resignation refused by the com. on grounds of lateness; congé granted for 1920-21 with resignation accepted as of 27 May 1921

1r prix, cello, 1890. Concerts Lamoureux. Orch. Opéra 1901 (2e solo).
 

Barras, Robert. Violin. 697. Born 29 [register] September 1903, Saint-Mandé.

Sociétaire: 12 January 1926

Congé 1926-27

Resigned 6 February 1929

 

Barthe, Jean (Marie). Cello. 834. Born 30 May 1934, Vincennes.

Appointed 10 March 1961, replacing Dechesne

Sociétaire: 18 April 1963

Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 31 July 1987

1r prix, cello, 1955.


Barthélemy, see also Berthélemy.
 

Barthélemy, André (Lucien Louis). Violin. 762. Born 24 September 1916, St. Étienne.

Sociétaire: 7 January 1943

Congé 1960-61

Resigned 12 May 1961

1r prix 1935. Note in register: "N'a pas versé CR 1946-47."
 

Barutel, Joseph (Raymond Louis). Tenor. 584 (erroneously, 582 in some records). Born 3 October 1870, Toulouse.

Sociétaire: 10 June 1902

Congé 1903-04 20 October 1903 (trip to US)

Retired 11 June 1931 (age, m. h.)

 

Bas, Louis (Jean Baptiste). Oboe, English horn. 502. Born 24 June 1863, Paris III

Sociétaire: 11 June 1889

Congé 1903-04 (illness) 13 October 1903

Resigned 1904

Went to the US in 1918 as English hornist

1r prix, oboe, 1885. Concerts du Châtelet. Orch. Colonne. Orch. Opéra (solo) 1892.
 

Bas, René. Violin. 683. Born 1 November 1894, Paris.

Asp. act. 6 October 1920; soc. adjoint 14 June 1921

Sociétaire: 17 June 1922

Resigned 29 June 1926

 

Bassaget, Bajazet, Mme, née Maillard, Louise Marguerite. Soprano. 186.

Sociétaire: c. 1839; no date: correction in records

Congé 1844 (16 January 1844)

Resigned 24 November 1844, 12 January 1845 [register: 13 January]

 

Battaille, Charles (Amable). Bass ch. solo. 244. Born 30 September 1822, Nantes. Died 2 May 1872, Paris.

Sociétaire: 31 October 1848

Resigned 15 January 1849, retained position as soloist

Op.-Com. 1848. Opéra thereafter. Th.-Lyrique 1863. Prof. au Conservatoire 1851. Author of a pamphlet Nouvelles Recherches sur la phonation (1861).
 

Battu, Pantaléon. Violin. 007. Born 4 April 1799, Paris. Died 17 January 1870, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Comm. pers. 1831-32

Memb. adj. 1840

Retired 20 October 1863 (m. h.)

2d prix, violin, 1820; 1r prix 1822 (student of Kreutzer). Orch. Opéra-buffa. Orch. Opéra 1823-59 (2d chef, 1846). Chapelle roy., imp. Composer of concertos, etc., for violin.
 

Baudiot, Charles Nicolas. Cello. 102. Born 29 March 1773, Nancy. Died 26 September 1849, Paris.

Sociétaire: 6 December 1828

Resigned 1830

Prof. au Conservatoire (cello), 1795-1802, 1805-27. Chapelle roy., 1816-32. Author of method books for cello (incl. one with Baillot and Levasseur); composer of concertos, etc.
 

Baudo, Serge. Percussion. 801. Born 16 July 1927, Marseille 13.

Sociétaire: 9 October 1951

Resigned May 1956.

Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 28 February 1971.

 

Baume, Jacques (Julien Louis Marie). Violin. 772. Born 23 September 1905, Selongey (Côtes d'or).

Sociétaire: 19 May 1946

Retired 19 April 1967 (m. h.)

1r prix, violin, 1929 [register: 1925]. Orch. Symphonique de Paris (solo). Concerts Poulet.
 

Bazire, Jacques René. Violin. 802. Born 3 January 1928, Paris.

Appointed 1949 (concours 9 January 1949)

Sociétaire: 31 March 1953

Resigned 6 November 1959 (to pursue career as conductor)

1r prix, violin
 

Beaufour, Beaufor, Beaufourt, Jacques. Doublebass. 828. Born 6 September 1930, Le Mans

Asp. 30 May 1959, replacing Charon.

Sociétaire: 23 April (28 May AG) 1960 [reg. "June 1961"]

1r prix 1953
 

Beer, Frédéric. Clarinet. 113. Born 1794. Died 1838

Sociétaire: 4 January 1830

Resigned 1831

Prof. au Conservatoire. Dir. Gymnase-Mucial, 1837., Author of a Méthode compl. de clar.

 

Bèle, Bêle, Désiré Joseph Théodore. Trombone. 546. Born 9 February 1868, Hazebrouck (Nord). Died 8 November 1915.

Sociétaire: 4 June 1895

2d prix, cello, 1888; 1r prix 1889. Orch. Opéra. Concerts du Châtelet.
 

Belloc, Émile (Jean Baptiste). Viola. 467. Born 13 October 1841, Toulouse.

Sociétaire: 14 October 1884

Retired 1901 (age; m. h. 10 June 1902)

 

Belville, Henry (Henri) Victor. Violin. 547. Born 11 September 1872, Colombes (Seine).

Sociétaire: 4 June 1895

Resigned 1907

2d prix, violin, 1890; 1r prix 1892. Acad. 1900.
 

Bénard, René Michel Auguste. Trombone. 008. Born 4 March 1786, Orléans.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Retired 6 January 1835 (m. h.)

Orch. Opéra 1813-25. Concerts Musard.
 

Benedetti, Marcel (Thémistocle Antoine). Violin. 747. Born 17 August 1907, Toulon.

Asp. cas 18 May 1936

Sociétaire: 11 May 1938

Comm. mat. 1945-54, 1966 (to supervise transition)

Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 17 August 1972.

1r prix, viola, 1928 [register]
 

Benedetti, Paul (Robert Rolland). Violin [register]. 767. Born 29 May 1907, Toulon.

Asp. act. 10 May 1939

Sociétaire: 4 November 1943

Retired at dissolution, 1967

2e accessit, violin, 1928
 

Benedetti, René-Michel. Cello. 845. Born 19 February 1939.

Asp. act. 26 June 1962

Sociétaire: 9 April 1965 (8 April in register)

Comm. des comptes, January 1966

Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 27 January 1969

1r prix, cello.
 

Benedetti, Robert. Violin. 772. Born 12 February 1910, Toulon.

Asp. act. 17 June 1927

Congé 1930-31 (military service)

Sociétaire: June 1932

Agt. compt. 1937-38

Resigned March 1947

1r prix, violin, 1929. Serv. mil. Orléans, 1930-31; 131e Reg. Inf.
 

Benoist, Benoît, François. Accompanist, Chorusmaster. 146. Born 10 September 1794, Nantes. Died 6 May 1878, Paris.

Sociétaire: 12 December 1834

Chorusmaster 15 May 1837

Resigned 20 May 1849 (not re-elected)

Prix de Rome, 1815 (student of Adam, Catel). Prof. au Conservatoire (organ), 1819-72. Chef de chant, Opéra. Composer of operas, ballets, and a 12-vol. Bibliothèque de l'organiste.
 

Berard, Jean Paul. Cello. 837+. Born 5 March 1936, Casablanca.

Appointed 1961-62

Sociétaire: 2 March 1964

Orchestre de Paris 1967

ORTF.
 

Berger, Gabriel (Henri). Percussion. 786. Born 20 August 1910, Paris.

Sociétaire: 19 June 1947

2o Adj. (l966)

Retired 19 April 1967 (m. h.)

Accessit, 1928.
 

Berguet, Paul (Claude Rodolphe). Violin. 507. Born 30 November 1867, Paris.

Asp. en cas 18 October 1887

Sociétaire: 1 July 1890

Resigned 7 June 1898

 

Bernard, Alfred (Anatole). Bass ch. 516. Born 30 October 1866, Paris XVII. Died 1904 or 1905.

Sociétaire: 27 October 1891

Resigned 7 June 1898

 

Bernard, Édouard Alexis. Horn. 205. Born 16 July 1806, Amiens. Died 8 June 1847.

Solo appearance 24 April 1836 (work by Munck, Munch)

Sociétaire: 17 December 1843

To first stand, 11 November 1845

1r prix, horn (1831, student of Dauprat). Garde Nat., Orch. Opéra-Comique, Orch. Opéra (1839).
 

Bernard, Hubert (Joseph). Doublebass. 509. Born 17 January 1852, Harcy (Ardennes). Died 1905.

Sociétaire: 1 July 1890

Comm. pers. 1896-98, 1900-02

2d prix, doublebass, 1872; 1r prix 1875. Orch. Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra 1889.
 

Bernard, Paul (Louis). Trombone. 782. Born 22 March 1912, Paris.

Sociétaire: 19 May 1946

Retired at dissolution, 1967

1r prix, 1937.
 

Bernhardt, Ernest. Viola. 386. Born 29 January 1835.

Asp. cas 1864-65

Sociétaire: 30 September 1871

Resigned 16 February 1876 (accepted 17 October 1876)

 

Bernis, Jean. Viola. 468. Born 10 March 1857, Paris. Died 27 December 1889, Paris.

Sociétaire: 14 October 1884

Died

2de médaille, solfège, 1868; 1r médaille, 1869. Orch. Op.-Com.
 

Bérou, Pierre, called Adrien [register: Adrien only]. Violin. 251, 406. Born 22 or 25 [register] November 1824, Bordeaux. Died 30 May 1907.

Asp. December 1843

Sociétaire: 13 November 1849

Congé 24 November 1857 (absence)

Reappointed 21 October 1873 as 406

1r sursis 9 June 1995

2d prix, violin, 1844; 1r prix, 1845. Orch. Op.-Com. Prof. de violon préparatoire au Conservatoire, 1882-92. Acad. 1884.
 

Berthélemy, Félix (Charles). Oboe. 371. Born 4 or 6 [pv] November 1829, St. Omer. Died 13 or 14 [register] February 1868, Paris.

Asp. cas 1864-65

Sociétaire: 15 October 1867

Died ("in the arms of his colleagues"), just after beginning service as Triébert's successor

2d prix, oboe, 1848; 1r prix, 1849. Orch. Opéra 1855-68. Prof. Conservatoire 1867-68 (succeeding Triébert). His premature death followed what was presumably a heart attack suffered in the course of duty.
 

Berthelier, Jean Baptiste, called Henri. Violin solo. 447. Born 27 December 1856, Limoges.

Asp. actif 19 October 1880

Sociétaire: 11 October 1881

Resigned 1894-95 (illness, m. h.)

2d prix, violin, 1876; 1r prix, 1877. Orch. Opéra 1875-95 (solo 1885). Prof. au Conservatoire 1894. Acad. 1888. Instruc. 1896. He preferred to play the violin solos from his position in the middle of the first violins, where he sat according to his seniority.
 

Besnier, (Jean Alexandre) Émile. Violin. 530. Born 13 January 1866, Marseille. Died 23 June 1948.

Sociétaire: 30 May 1893

[1r sursis June 1926]

2e sursis 3 June 1927

3e sursis 7 June 1928

4e sursis; 28 May 1929

5e sursis denied 5 June 1930 (m. h. 21 June 1930)

2de médaille, solfège, 1882; 1re médaille, 1883. 2d prix, violin, 1887. Orch. Opéra. Concerts Lamoureux.
 

Besson, Henry (Henri) Léon Émile. Bass ch. 534. Born 27 February 1865.

Sociétaire: 6 June 1893

Insp. Salle 1909-11, 1913-14, 1919-20, 1922-24

Retired 13 June 1924 (m. h.)

 

Betbéder, Denis Marie. Bass ch. 555. Born 10 May 1861, Tarbes.

Sociétaire: 20 October 1896

Retired 7 June 1921 (m. h.)

 

Bienaimé, Paul Émile. Tenor. 009. Born 7 July 1802, Paris. Died 17 January 1869, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Retired 2 November 1848 (m. h.)

2d prix, harmony & accomp, 1822. 2d Prix de Rome, 1826. Prof. au Conservatoire, 1825-64.
 

Bigot, Eugène. 2d Chef. 691. Born 28 February 1888, Rennes. Died 17 July 1965, Paris.

Sociétaire: 13 October 1923

Resigned 1925 (not re-elected)

Chef, Th. des Ch.-Élysées, 1925-27. Chef, President, Concerts Lamoureux, 1935-50. Chef, Op.-Com., 1936-47. Chef, Orch. Radio, 1947-65. Prof. au Conservatoire (direction d'orchestre).
 

Bilbaut, Jules Louis Désiré. Trombone. 557. Born 20 October 1857, Douai.

Sociétaire: 22 June 1897

Resigned 1912

2d prix, trombone, 1884; 1r prix, 1885. Concerts Lamoureux. Orch. Opéra 1889. Acad. 1898.
 

Biloir, Gustave. Cello. 420. Born 5 December [register] 1835.

Asp. en cas 8 October 1872; asp. actif 14 October 1873

Sociétaire: 17 October 1876

Resigned 1894 or 1895 (illness)

Orch. Th.-Lyr. (principal, solo)
 

Blachère, Charles Michel. Trombone. 440. Born 2 October 1851, Pont St. Esprit (Gard). Died 23 April 1897, Pont St. Esprit.

Sociétaire: 7 October 1879

Congé 1889-90 (illness; 28 July 1889)

Resigned 8 October 1895 (illness, m. h.)

2d prix, trombone, 1873; 1r prix, 1875. Orch. Op.-Com.
 

Blaise, Blaix, Blaize, Jean. Bassoon. 241. Died 15 June 1849.

Asp. 10 December 1843

Princ. bssn. II, interim, 9 November 1847

Sociétaire: 27 October 1848

Died

 

Blanc, (Jean Baptiste) Adolphe. Viola. 359. Born 25 June 1828, Manosque (Basses Alpes). Died 9 June 1895, Paris.

Sociétaire: 4 May 1866

Agt. compt.

 

Blanc, Serge. Violin. 815. Born 31 December 1929, Paris.

Appointed 1955 for 1955-56.

Sociétaire: 10 February (AG 11 May) 1958

Congé 1962-63

Resigned 1966

1r prix 1944. 1r prix Concours Long-Thibaud, 1949.
 

Blangy, (Jean) Auguste. Horn and viola. 010. Born 13 March 1779, Paris. Died 10 October 1848.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Moved from horn to viola 1831

Congé 1839

Retired 1 December 1843 (m. h. 3 December) [register 10 December, in error]

1r prix an VII. Orch. Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra 1810-16, 1818-20. Répétiteur au Conservatoire.
 

Blés, Blis, Blèze, Gustave Guillaume. Tenor. 124. Born 24 January 1797. Died 15 December 1877.

Sociétaire: 28 February 1831

Dismissed 25 January 1833 (absence)

Request for reinstatement denied, 26 November 1838

2d prix, opera, 1821.
 

Bleuzet, Louis (Florent Albert). Oboe. 577 (erroneously, 575 in some records). Born 26 April 1871, Hazebrouck. Died 1941.

Sociétaire: 1 June 1901

Oboe I 1904, succeeding Louis Bas

Memb. adj. 1905-06, 1907-08

Secretary 1913- , 1922-28

Agt. compt. Caisse de Prévoyance 1908-31

1r sursis 30 May 1935

2e sursis 18 May 1936

Retired 4 June 1938 (m. h.)

2de médaille, solfège, 1891; 1re médaille, 1892. 1r prix, oboe, 1893. Orch. Op-Com. Concerts du Châtelet. Orch. Opéra (solo). Prof. Conservatoire 1920-41 (succeeding Gillet; interim 1919-20).


Blis, see Blés
 

Bockholz, Mlle. Solo. 225.

Sociétaire: 9 April 1845

Doubtless Anna Bockholz-Falconi, soprano.

 

Boffy, Edmond. Violin. 606. Born 19 March 1876, Dôle (Jura).

Sociétaire: 15 October 1907

Dismissed 10 November 1908: "left Paris without leaving an address"

Orch. Opéra.

 

Boidin-Puisais, Mme Blanche (Marie Rosalie) Estelle. Soprano I adj. 431. Born 14 July 1854, Bordeaux.

Sociétaire: adj. 20 November 1877

Resigned 19 January 1880.

1re médaille, solfège, 1876. 2d prix, chant, 1876; 1r prix, 1877. Became Mme Ch. Boidin 16 September 1876. Th.-Lyrique 1877.
 

Boisseau, Philippe. Cello. 135. Born 17 October 1805, Naumur.

Sociétaire: 31 January 1833

Dismissed 23 December 1840 (absence)

 

Boisseau, Arthur (Léopold Raphaël). Violin. 398. Born 8 September 1845, Tours. Died 19 April 1908.

Sociétaire: 8 October 1872 [register says 7 October; date from Com.]

Principal violin II, 14 October 1884

Agt.-compt. 1897-98 (resigned, illness)

Resigned 6 June 1900 (illness, m. h.)

1r prix, solfège, 1858. 2d prix, harmony (cl. Reber), 1862. 2d prix, ctrpt. & fugue, 1864; 1r prix, 1866 (cl. Reber). 2d prix, violin, 1867; 1r prix, 1869 (cl. Dancla). Orch. du Cirque imp. Orch. Opéra 1868-98. Concerts Pasdeloup. Acad. 1897.
 

Bonnefoy, Félix (Gabriel). Horn. 376. Born 5 or 7 [p.v. com., register] July 1831, Paris. Died 8 March 1895 [register:  "1894"]

Asp. cas 1864-65, asp. act. 1867

Sociétaire: 20 October 1868

Secours of 300 francs owing to his "situation," 24 February 1874

Retired 31 May 1892 (m. h.)

2d prix, horn, 1849; 1r prix, 1850. Orch. Op.-Com., Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra 1875-88. Concerts Pasdeloup.
 

Bonnenoy, Thomas (Alphonse). Chant. 646. Born 3 July 1883, Paslières (Puy de Dome).

Sociétaire: 30 June 1914

Congé 1920-21 6 October 1920 (to manage the theater in Besançon)

Resigned October 1922

 

Bonnet, Albert. Bass ch. 011. Died 1835.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Caissier-contrôleur, 1828-32

 

Bosco, Yves. Viola. 857. Born 5 January 1919, Hussigny Gd Brarege 54.

Sociétaire: 17 March 1966

Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 10 May 1979

1r prix, viola, 1946. Th. Mogador.
 

Bosquin, Jules (Alexandre). Tenor solo. 395. Born 29 September 1843, Déville-les-Rouen.

Congé autum 1871

Sociétaire: 14 May 1872

Resigned 28 January 1873 (conflicting duties at Opéra)

2d prix, chant, 1865. Th.-Lyrique 1867-70. Opéra 1870-81. Acad. 1883. Instruc. 1899.
 

Boucher, Henri (Henry) Léon. Doublebass. 638. Born 14 May 1873, Issy-les Moulineaux. Died May 1932.

Sociétaire: 11 June 1913

Comm. pers. 1923-25

2d prix, doublebass, 1897; 1r prix c. 1900. Concerts Lamoureux. Orch. Opéra 1897. Register: fils de Charles Dieudonné Boucher and Artémise Célinie Lemaire. Serv. mil: Réformé
 

Boucher, Jacques (Clément). Viola, doublebass. 748. Born 8 January 1912, Paris.

Asp. act. 4 June 1937

Sociétaire: 11 May 1938 (viola)

Prisoner of war, c. 1941-43, losing a finger. Hence:

Percussionist 2 February 1943-44; doublebass from 1944/45

Retired 11 February 1963

1r prix, viola, doublebass.
 

Boudard, Boudart, Aimé Avit. Oboe, English horn. 676. Born 31 Mars 1893, Veauche, Loire.

Appointed oboe II and English horn 30 November 1920 (concours)

Sociétaire: 16 June 1921 (originally entered, in error, as 661)

Asked to retire owing to deafness, 10 May 1939

1r prix, oboe, 1920.
 

Bouffier, Maximilien (Rosin). Trombone. 781. Born 1 February 1904, Le Pradet (Var).

Sociétaire: 19 May 1946

Memb. adj. 1951-52

Retired 29 January 1963

2e prix, 1927.
 

Bouffy, Edmond. Violin. 606. Born 19 March 1876, Dôle (Jura).

Sociétaire: 15 October 1907

Resigned 10 November 1908 (left Paris)

 

Bouillé, see Bouyer


Bouillod, Marcel (Gaston). Doublebass. 785. Born 21 January 1915, Besançon.

Asp. 1945-46

Sociétaire: 19 June 1947.

Named 2d solo 26 May 1957 after petition of colleagues.

1r prix, 1939.
 

Boulanger, Louis. Tenor. 143.

Externe November 1833

Sociétaire: 5 January 1834

Retired 30 January 1838 (replaced by Fleury)

Noted teacher of singing; prof. at Choron's academy of singing (1830). He was appointed externe upon his application, since he was not a graduate of the Conservatoire. In accordance with the statutes he was elected by the AG of 5 January 1834, on the recommendation of the committee. In November 1834 he sang in the first perfs. of Berlioz's Sara la baigneuse and La Belle Voyageuse, versions for male quartet and orchestra.
 

Boulart, Boulard, Boullard, Jean Baptiste Charles Victor. Violin. 243. Born 18 May 1823, Valenciennes. Died March 1891, Paris.

Asp. March 1842

Sociétaire: 27 October 1848

1r sursis 29 May 1883

Retired 10 June 1884 (2e sursis refused; m. h.)

1r prix, violin, 1844. Orch. Op.-Com. Acad. 1886.
 

Boulart, Mlle Sophie Ferdinande Dorothée (Mme Ad. Mayer). Soprano I solo. 288. Born 3 April 1836, Montmartre. Died 14 June 1889, Asnières.

Asp. active: 16 December 1851

Sociétaire: 28 January 1856

Resigned c. 1858

2d prix, chant, 1852; 1r prix, 1853. 2d prix, comic opera, 1852; 1r prix, 1853. Op.-Com., 1853-58, thereafter Brussels, Gand, etc. 1858-68. Opera. Her husband Ad. Mayer, was régisseur at the Opéra.
 

Boulo, (Jean) Jacques (Joseph). Tenor. 304. Born 2 March 1820, Toulouse. Died May 1887, Toulouse.

Asp. 5 November 1838

Sociétaire: 22 December 1857 ["rentré"].

2d prix, chant, Lyon Op.-Com. 1848-53. Opéra (Paris) 1853-59. Thereafter Toulouse.
 

Boulze, Jean. Flute. 663. Born 1890. Died 1969.

Named flute II externe 2 October 1919 (concours)

Sociétaire: 8 June 1920

Resigned 17 June 1922 (intention to resign, to become flute solo with the Lamoureux Orchestra, noted 9 June 1922)

1r prix, flute, 1910. Orch. Opéra (1929-63; solo, 1955-63.
 

Bouquet, Mlle (Mme Champret). Soprano. 247.

Sociétaire: adj. 7 November 1848

Congé 25 November 1856 for season 1857

Resigned 1858

 

Bourcier, Louis (Jean). Cello. 825. Born 18 November 1923, Lyon.

Appointed 11 May 1958 (concours)

Sociétaire: 23 April 1960

1r prix, cello, 1946.
 

Bourdeau, Adolphe (Félix). Bassoon. 383. Born 14 October 1838, Paris.

Asp. act. 24 October 1865

Sociétaire: 26 October 1869

Resigned 26 April 1887; m. h. refused 7 June 1887

2d prix, bassoon, 1855; 1r prix, 1856. Orch. Op.-Com. 1857-72. Chef d'orch. du Vaudeville, de l'Op.-Populaire (Gaité et Salle Ventadour), Comédie Parisienne. Maître de chapelle de l'Église russe 1866-90. Chef d'orch. du Casino de Dieppe. Chef des choeurs au Th.-Lyrique, 1899. Acad. 1898.
 

Bourdeau, Charles Marius. Bassoon. 505. Born 26 November 1858, Lyon.

Externe 21 June 1887 (only candidate to audition for vacancy)

Sociétaire: 1 July 1890

Retired 29 April 1919 (m. h.)

2d prix, bassoon, 1876; 1r prix, 1877. Société de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent, 1880. Orch. Opéra 1888.
 

Bourgue, Maurice (Eugène Jean). Oboe, English horn. 854. Born 6 November 1939, Avignon.

Asp. act. 26 June 1962

Sociétaire: 17 March 1966 (Eng. horn conccours); "Cor anglais solo deuxième soliste" i.e. alternate principal.

Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 15 October 1979

2d prix, oboe, 1957. 1r prix, 1958. See his brief memoir in Reynaud, Holoman, Massip, L'Orchestre de Paris (Paris, 2007), pp. 143-44.

 

Boussagol, Jean Urbain. Bass ch. 307. Born 16 July 1826.

Asp. 18 November 1849

Sociétaire: 8 December 1857

1r sursis 8 June 1886

2e sursis 7 June 1887

3e sursis 19 June 1888

Externe 24 July 1888

Retired 4 June 1889 (m. h.)

 

Boussagol, Bernard (Jean). Bass ch. 523. Born 28 January 1863, Toulouse. Died February 1929.

Sociétaire: 15 November 1892

Mem. adj. 1912-

Retired 1914 (m. h. 1 April 1919)

A different, slightly later M. Boussagol played doublebass, including in a 1932 recording of L'Histoire du soldat.

 

Boutard, André (Christian Marcel). Clarinet. 791. Born 30 January 1924, Auxonne.

Sociétaire: 15 June 1948.

Succeeded Étienne as clarinet solo 15 February 1956 (pv 10 June 1956).

Retired at dissolution, 1967

1r prix, 1944.
 

Bouter, Louis. doublebass. 514. Born 1 October 1859, Paris VIII. Died 27 October 1914.

Sociétaire: 2 June 1891

Resigned 1906

1r prix, doublebass, 1880. Concerts du Châtelet. Orch. Op.-Com. (solo).
 

Bouvenne, Jean. Bass ch. 012.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Retired 28 November 1845 (m. h.)

 

Bouvenne, Marie (née Delbois), Mme. Soprano. 114.

Sociétaire: 4 January 1830

Resigned 28 November 1845

 

Bouvet, (René Clément) Charles. Violin. 480. Born 3 January 1858, Paris.

Sociétaire: 12 October 1886

Comm. mat. 1894-96

Retired 17 March 1902 (m. h.)

Acad. 1891.
 

Bouyer, Bouillé, Louis. Viola. 734. Born 24 May 1888, Paris.

Sociétaire: 30 May 1935

Retired 9 May 1950 (m. h.) [register: June 1950]

1r prix, viola, 1907.
 

Brégère, Adolphe (Justin). Tenor. 354, 450. Born 27 August 1837.

Sociétaire: 31 October 1864

Resigned 1871

Asp. cas 20 October 1874

Readmitted 11 October 1881 (as 450)

 

Brégy, Gustave. Tenor. 403. Born 24 March 1832.

Sociétaire: 28 January 1873

Retired 31 May 1892 (m. h.)

 

Brémond, François. Horn. 434. Born 1 November 1844, Nîmes. Died 1925.

Sociétaire: 7 May 1878

Resigned 28 June 1895 (m. h.)

1r prix, horn, 1869. Orch. des Bouffes 1868. Prof. à l'École de Musique de Lyon 1872. 1r ténor aux Th. de Lyon, Nîmes, Dijon. Orch. de l'Opéra-populaire de Paris (Châtelet 1875), du Th.-Lyrique (Gaité 1877). Concerts du Châtelet 1875-78. Orch. Op.-Com. 1878-98. Société de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent, 1879. Prof. au Conservatoire 1891. Acad. 1888. Instruc. 1898. Composer of études and solos for horn.
 

Brisson, Julien Joseph Adolphe. Tenor. 437. Born 7 January 1846. Died 1884 or 1885.

Asp. en cas 30 October 1873; asp. actif 12 October 1875

Sociétaire: 18 February 1879

Died

 

Brocard. Tenor. 013.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Resigned 1831

 

Brod, Henry. Oboe. 014. Born 13 June 1799. Died 6 April 1839, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Comm. pers. 1828-31

1r prix, oboe, 1818 (student of Vogt). Orch. Opéra 1819-39. Builder of oboes. Composer of solos and concertos for oboe.
 

Brousse, (Antonin) Pierre. Doublebass. 686. Born 29 January 1896, Paris.

Asp. actif 15 June 1920 (also went to the U.S., 1918-19)

Sociétaire: 17 June 1922

Congé 1939-43

Retired 26 May 1957 (age; m. h.), replaced by Beaufort

1r prix, doublebass. Son of Joseph Brousse (tuba, 612).
 

Brousse, Joseph. Tuba. 612. Born 21 November 1864, Colomiers (Haute Garonne).

Sociétaire: 15 June 1909 ("in view of the importance of the instrument, the Committee has decided that it is time for the tuba player to have the title Sociétaire.")

Retired 24 May 1924 (m. h. 31 May 1924), replaced by Appaire

2d prix, trombone, 1893; 1r prix, 1895. Orch. Opéra (tuba). Father of Pierre Brousse (doublebass, 686).
 

Brulfert, (Émile) Adolphe. Tenor. 610, 621. Born 17 February 1867, Paris. Died October 1926.

Asp. en cas 10 November 1903

Sociétaire adj. 23 June 1908

Sociétaire: 21 June 1910 as no. 621

 

Brun, P(ierre) Alfred. Violin solo. 489. Born 18 April 1864, Seville (Espagne).

Asp. act. 12 October 1886

Sociétaire: 18 October 1887

2d solo, 2ds 16 October 1894

1r solo, 2ds 28 May 1895

1r Violin solo, 23 June 1903

Arch.-Caiss. 1919-

Retired 17 June 1924, declining sursis of 31 May 1924 (m. h.)

2d prix, violin, 1884; 1r prix, 1885. 1r solo, Orch. Opéra 1884 (1r solo 1890 ?1896?). Prof. au Conservatoire (1896). Acad. 1888. Instruc. 1898.
 

Bruyant, Bruyeant, Antoine Auguste. Oboe. 387. Born 14 December 1827, Pontarlier (Doubs). Died 12 January 1900, Bayonne.

Asp. 17 March 1868

Sociétaire: 30 September 1871

Resigned 3 October 1882 (m. h. 10 October 1882)

2d prix, oboe, 1847; 1r prix, 1849. Orch. de la Porte St.-Martin. Orch. Op.-Com. Inst. 1899.
 

Buhl, Bulh, David. Trumpet. 015.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Resigned 1829

Composer of the military trumpet calls of the French army. Uncle of François Dauverné (025), the famous trumpeter.
 

Bussine, Prosper Alphonse, called Bussine aîné or 1r. Bass ch. solo. 217, 338. Born 21 [register, twice] or 22 September 1821. Died 22 January 1881, Paris.

Asp. 20 November 1845

Sociétaire: 27 October 1846

Resigned as sociétaire, remained soloist

Reappointed 24 November 1863 as 338

Retired 1871 (m. h.)

1r prix, chant, 1845. 1r prix, comic opera, 1845. Op.-Com. 1845-56. Opéra 1856-57.
 

Bussine, Romain, called Bussine jeune or 2e. Bass ch. 274. Born 4 November 1830, Paris. Died 21 October 1899, Paris.

Sociétaire: 23 December 1851

Retired 28 October 1873 (m. h.)

2d prix, chant, 1850. 2d prix, comic opera, 1850; 1r prix, 1851. Prof. au Conservatoire. Acad. 1879. Légion d'Honneur 1898.


Buteux, Butteux, Buteaux, Claude François. Clarinet. 016. Born 15 October 1797. Died 8 January 1870, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

To cl. I, February 1833

Asked to move to cl. II [out of deference to Klosé, just appointed], granted (3 January 1843)

Retired 11 August 1855 (m. h.)