Violin History & Timeline
The Roots of Famous Violinists
outstanding French cellist and composer; b. Paris, Nov. 6,1753; d.
Colligis, Aisne, March 18, 1823. He studied cello with Jean-Baptiste Cupis;
made his debut in 1778 at a Concert Spirituel performing one of his own
sonatas; subsequently was a member of its orch. (1781— 91); then played in
the orch. of the Théâtre Feydeau (179 1— 1800). He composed a great
quantity of instrumental music, including syms., cello concertos, string
quartets, trios, duos, and sonatas. He also wrote an opéra-comique,
Ines et Leonore, ou La &.rurjalouse, performed in Versailles on Nov.