Francois Devienne

  • Born on the 31st of january 1759 in Joinville, France
  • First lessons from his brother
  • Was playing flute and bassoon
  • 1788 first bassoonist at the Théatre de Monsieur
  • 1793 Bassoonist at the Paris Opera
  • 1795 Appointment to be 1. professor for flute at the conservatory in Paris
  • Wrote 13 concertos, sinfonias for woodwinds, quartets and trios for different ensembles, 84 (!) duets, soli for flute, 12 operas, bassoon concertos and the flute method: "Méthode de Flûte Théroretique et Pratique" (1793)
  • Died probably of overwork at a sanatorium in France on the 5th of september 1813

 

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