Vals, Pierre. Bass ch. 605. Born 23 February 1871, Toulouse.

Sociétaire: 4 June 1907

Retired 24 February 1928

 

Vannereau, (Gustave) Jules. Viola. 432. Born 27 August 1846 [register;1849 in com.], Montargis (Orient). Died 10 March 1907.

Asp. en cas: 13 February 1872

Sociétaire: 7 May 1878

solo 2

Retired 20 June 1905 (m. h.)

Orch. Opéra 1871-98 (violin). Concerts-matinées Gouffé 1872-78. Soc. mus. de ch. 1876.

 

Vaslin, Olive Charlier. Cello. 091. Born 8 March 1794, Montreuil-Bellay (Maine-et-Loire). Died August 1889, St.- Julien-sur-Sarthe.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Memb. adj. 1829-31

Comm. mat. 1841-42

Resigned 29 December 1845, resig. accepted 7 January 1846 (m. h.) [register 5 May 1846]

2d prix, cello, 1809; 1r priz, 1810, 1811. Orch. Opéra 1818-44. Prof. au Conservatoire (cello) 1827-59. He resigned in pique that Franchomme, and not he, was chosen to succeed Norblin as principal cellist.


Vasseur, Édmond [register: Edouard]. Tenor. 423. Born 20 November 1832.

Asp. 10 December 1867; asp. actif 28 January 1873

Sociétaire: 17 October 1876

Retired 1895 or 1896 (illness)

Chorus, Opéra.

 

Vauthrot (Vautherot), Eugène François. Accompanist, Chorusmaster. 282. Born 2 September 1825, Paris. Died 18 April 1871, Paris.

Sociétaire: 6 November 1854 (approved by com. 20 November), replacing Garaudé

Resigned late December 1865, accepted 26 December 1865; withdrawn after persuasion from Hainl and Auber

Resigned 9 October 1866 (m. h.); replaced by Charlot

2d prix, organ, 1846. Accomp. Op.-Com. through 1856. Chef de chant, Opéra, 1856-70. Prof. au Conservatoire (chant) 1865. Prepared the piano reductions of numerous operas.

 

Venettozza, Dominique (Paul Pierre). Violin. 188. Born 6 December 1813. Died [1894-95].

Sociétaire: 8 November 1842

1r sursis 29 November 1874

Retired 1876 (age, m. h. )

 

Vény, Vinit, Louis Auguste. Oboe. 092. Born 30 September 1801, Méru (Oise).

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Comm. pers. 1840-41

Retired 21 August 1848 (m. h.)

2d prix, oboe, 1818; 1r prix, 1819. Orch. Th.-Ital. 1819. Orch. Opéra 1820 or 1822-42. Prof. au Conservatoire (prep. oboe) 1839-48. Comp. of works for oboe and piano.

 

Vernaelde, Vernaëlde, Albert (Charles Hermann). Bass ch. 536. Born 3 April 1859, Anvers (i.e., Antwerp; of French parents; French citizen). Died February 1928.

Sociétaire: 6 June 1893

Memb. adj. 1896-97

Secretary 1897-99, 1902 (replacing Chavy, resigned), 1903-04, 1909-11

Retired May 1914 (m. h.)

Prof. au Conservatoire. Author Le Solfège raisonné, ouvrage théorique et pratique (Paris, 1898, 2nd edn. 1926), Précis de l'art du chant, traité théorique et pratique (Paris, 1923, 2nd edn. 1929).

 

Verrimst, Victor Frédéric. doublebass. 301. Born 29 November 1825, Paris. Died 16 January 1893, Houilles.

Asp. 27 October 1848

Sociétaire: 1 December 1857

Excerpts of his 5th Mass (Kyrie and Glora) played 11, 13 April 1873 (concerts spirituels)

1r sursis 8 June 1886

2e sursis 7 June 1887

3e sursis 19 June 1888

Retired 4 June 1889 (m. h.)

1r prix, doublebass, 1845 (student of Chaft). 2d prix, harmony, 1850 (student of Elwart). 2d prix, counterpoint & fugue, 1855 (student of Leborne). Orch. Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra 1848-88. Mus. particulière de l'Emp. Napoléon III. Prof. École de Vaugirard. doublebass, St.-Thomas d'Acquin, then St. Bernard. Prof. au Conservatoire (doublebass). Composer of sacred music, military music, music for Orphéon. Acad. 1881.

 

Verroust, Louis Stanislas ?David? Xavier, called Verroust aîné. Oboe. 195. Born 10 May 1814, Hazebrouck. Died 9 or 11 April 1863, Hazebrouck.

Externe 14 October 1839, to replace Brod, deceased

Sociétaire: 3 January 1843

Dismissed 3 May 1854 (for alcoholism); retained as extern but not readmitted, 6 November 1854

2d prix, oboe, 1833; 1r prix, 1834 (student of Vogt). Orch. Palais Royal (2d violon) 1821. Th. de la Porte St.-Martin, de la Renaissance, du Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra 1839 (succeeding Brod). Prof. Gymnase Musical Militaire. Chef mus., 2e Légion de la Garde Nat. (1848). Chapelle imp. 1853. Prof. au Conservatoire 1853-63 (succeeding Vogt). Composer of works for oboe. Fétis says he died on the 9th and was buried on the 11th. Brother of Charles Verroust (bassoon, 268).

 

Verroust, Charles (André Joseph), called Verroust jeune or 2e. Bassoon. 268. Born 27 February 1826, Hazebrouck. Died 15 January 1887, Paris.

Asp. 9 January 1845

Sociétaire: 16 December 1851

Retired 15 June 1886, declining sursis 8 June 1886

1r prix, bassoon, 1842. Orch. Th. du Vaudeville. Orch. Opéra 1845. Sous-chef mus. de la Garde Nat. 1848. Prof. au Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Acad. Brother of Louis Verroust (oboe, 195)

 

Veyret, Georges Saturnin Jules. doublebass. 449. Born 8 or 10 [register] June 1845, Châteauroux.

Sociétaire: 11 October 1881

Comm. mat. 1898-1900

Memb. adj. 1901-02

Retired 6 June 1905 (m. h.)

2d prix, doublebass, 1864; 1r prix, 1865. Orch. Bouffes-Par., Th.-Ital. Orch. Op.-Com.

 

Vialet, Jules Marius. Horn. 601. Born 14 January 1871, Marseille.

Named horn IV, asp. en cas 27 June 1903

Sociétaire: 5 June 1906

Congé 1906-07 15 October 1906 (illness)

Horn solo, 1920s

Resigned 31 May 1924 (illness; m. h.)

2d prix, horn, 1891; 1r prix, 1895. Orch. Opéra (solo). Mus. de la Garde Rép. One of the 1918 souvenir programs lists him as "Charles Vialet," confusing him with the bassoonist with the Orch. Opéra; in fact there is no Vialet on the passenger manifest.

 

Vidal, Jean Jacques. 093. Violin. Born 7 March 1789, Sorrèze (Tarn). Died 14 June 1867.

Founding Sociétaire: 8 March 1828

Resigned 6 December 1828

1r prix, violin, 1808 (student of Kreutzer). 2d prix, counterpoint & fugue, 1809. 2d Prix de Rome 1809 (student of Gossec). Orch. Opéra 1816. Chef, Th.-Ital. 1829-31. Athénée mus. 1836. Chap. royale. Quat. Baillot (violin II).

 

Vieux, Maurice (Edgar, Edgard). Viola solo. 595. Born 14 April 1884, Savy-Berlotte (Pas de Calais). Died 28 April 1951.

Asp. cas: 13 October 1903

Named viola solo and Sociétaire adjoint 4 July 1905 (concours)

Sociétaire: 5 June 1906

Solos with SdC: Berlioz: Harold en Italie (1907); Bruch: Romance for Viola (1912)

Resigned May 1914

Solo, externe, 26 May 1919

Resigned 6 October 1920 (conflicting engagements)

Orch. Opéra (solo). Prof. au Conservatoire (1918-51, succeeding Th. Laforge). Quatuors Parent, Touche.

 

Vignal, Pierre (Joseph). Trumpet solo. 677. Born 5 December 1879, Isserteaux (Puy de Dôme). Died March 1943.

Solo externe 29 May 1920

Sociétaire: 14 June 1921

Resigned 4 June 1937 (m. h.)

Prof. au Conservatoire.

 

Viguier, Alfred (Joseph). Viola. 334. Born 13 August 1828. Died December 1904.

Sociétaire: 20 October 1863

Sec.

Mem.-adj. 1880-81

Resigned 16 October 1883 (ilness: failing eyesight; accepted, m. h. 23 October).

 

Villain, Pierre. Viola solo. 673. Born 14 January 1898, Paris.

Asp. cas 1 October 1919

Asp. actif 8 June 1920

1r Viola solo 19 October 1920 (concours); soc.-adjoint 20 October 1920

Sociétaire: 14 June 1921

Memb. adj. 1928-29

Comm. pers. 1929-31 (resigned from committee, 1930?)

Agt. compt., Caisse des Retraits 6 November 1937-38

Congé 1947-48

Retired 23 April 1951 (m. h.)

1r prix, viola, 1917. Quatuors Carembat, André Pascal.

 

Villaret, Pierre François. Tenor. 517. Born 14 April 1854, Nîmes.

Asp. actif 4 June 1878

Sociétaire: 19 January 1892

Resigned 3 November 1897 (left for Nîmes)

1re médaille, solfège, 1877. 2d prix, chant, 1878; 1r prix, 1879. 2d prix, comic opera, 1878; 1r prix, 1879. Prof. au Conservatoire (solfège), 1892-97. Prof. de chant, École mus. de Nîmes. Acad. 1893.

 

Villaufret, François (Marie). Bassoon. 372. Born 24 March 1833, Rennes. Died 29 July 1888, Paris.

Asp. cas 1864-65

Asp. actif 10 October 1865

Sociétaire: 15 October 1867

Resigned 23 June 1885 (m. h.)

2d prix, solfège, 1850. 2d prix, bassoon, 1850; 1r prix, 1852. Mus. des Guides; Mus. de la Garde Nat. Orch. Opéra 1852-88. Prof. au College de Passy.

 

Viollet, Claude Édouard. Violin. 368. Born 17 [register] or 21 January 1837, Melun. Died 1898.

Asp. cas 1864-65

Sociétaire: 7 May 1867

Retired 1 June 1898 (m. h.)

Orch. Opéra 1859-94.

 

Vital, Oscar Auguste Agathon. Violin. 315. Born 11 March 1825, Paris. Died 1882.

Asp. 1845; asp. act. 3 January 1846

Sociétaire: 21 December 1858

2d prix, solfège, 1840; 1r prix, 1842. 2d prix, counterpoint & fugue, 1850. Orch. Opéra 1871.
 

Vogt, (Auguste Georges) Gustave. Oboe. 094. Born 18 March 1781, Strasbourg. Died 30 May or 1 June 1870, Paris.

Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828 (did not play first year)

Memb. adj. 1831-32

Comm. pers. 1832-33, 1834-35, 1838, 1840, 1841-42

Congé 26 November 1838 for 1839 season, until his health got better.

Retired 13 December 1842 (m. h.)

1r prix, oboe, 1799 (student of Salentin). Orch. Th. Montansier 1798; Th. de l'Ambigu-Comique 1801. Orch. Th.-Ital. c. 1800. Orch. Op.-Com. 1803. Orch. Opéra 1812-24. Orch. priv. Napoléon 1804-14; Orch. roy. Louis XVIII 1814, 1819-30; Orch. roy. Louis-Philippe 1839-48. Prof.  Conservatoire 1816-53 (succeding Sallantin). Composer of works for oboe and English horn; author of an important Méthode pour le hautbois (1816-25, ms. F-Pn mus.). Légion d'Honneur 1829.
 

Voisin, René (Louis Gabriel Georges), II. Trumpet and Cornet à pistons. 678. Born 19 November 1893, Angers.

Trumpet II externe 8 June 1920

Sociétaire: 14 June 1921

Cornet solo 23 June 1925

Resigned 1 June 1928 [to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Koussevitzky].

Father of Roger Voisin, longtime principal trumpet player of the Boston SO. Concerning the Voisins père and fils (and the grandfather), see James West, "A Conversation with Roger Voisin," International Trumpet Guild Journal, June 2002, pp. 60-63, online at www.trumpetguild.org .
 

Vuillermoz, Louis (Édouard). Horn solo. 539. Born 13 February 1869, Quingey (Doubs).

Sociétaire: 5 June 1894

Agt. compt., Caisse de Prévoyance, 1903-06

Resigned 1904 to be horn I in Monte-Carlo

Readmitted 29 September 1925

1r sursis 28 May 1929

2e sursis 5 June 1930

3e sursis 11 June 1931

Retired 30 May 1935 (m. h.)