Sociétaires by Alphabetical Order: D

Dabadie, Henri Bernard. Bass ch. solo. 121.

Sociétaire: 28 February 1831

Opéra (Tell in Guillaume Tell, 1829).

Dabadie, Mme, Louise Zulmé, née Le Roux. Solo. 021. Born 20 March 1804, Pas de Calais. Died 21 November 1877.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

1r prix, chant, 1819. 2e prix, piano, 1823. Opéra 1821-35. Mme Dabadie 1822.


Dacosta, true surname Franco, Isaac François. Clarinet. 022. Born 17 January 1778, Bordeaux. Died 12 July 1866, Bordeaux.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
From cl. I to cl. II (com. appoints Buteux to cl. I), February 1833
Retired 3 January 1843 (m. h.) [register: 10 January]

1r prix, clarinet, an VI. Mus. de la Garde du Directoire, Garde imp. Chapelle imp. et roy. Chef de la Mus. des Gardes du Corps de Charles X. Orch. Th.-Molière, Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra (1817-42). Composer of concertos, fantaisies, etc., for clarinet.


Dameron, Mlle Pauline Eulalie. Soprano. 248. Born 22 February 1825, Wazemmes (Nord). Died August 1890.
Sociétaire: adj. 7 November 1847

1r prix, comic opera, 1845. Opéra 1845-61.


Damoureau, Mme, Laure Cinthie, née Montalant. Solo. 023. Born 6 February 1801, Paris. Died 25 February 1863, Paris.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Th.-Ital. as Mlle Cinti (but not Cinti-Damoureux). Prof au Conservatoire (voice). Author of a Méthode de chant, etc.


Danbé, Jules. Violin, 2d Chef. 361. Born 15 December 1840, Caen. Died 30 October 1905.
Asp. cas, 1864-65
Asp. act. 5 December 1865
Sociétaire: 4 May 1866
Resigned 27 May 1884; dissuaded 3 June 1884
Second chair, violins I, 14 October 1884, joining Garcin, concertmaster
2d chef (and concertmaster) 2 June 1885, replacing Garcin
Retired 3 June 1892

Orch. du Vaudeville, Th.-Lyrique, Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra 1861-70. Concerts Pasdeloup. Soliste de la Soc. des Beaux-Arts et du Pré-Catelan, 1864-66. Founder, Concerts du Grand-Hôtel, 1871, Salle Herz 1873-74, et Ventadour 1875. Chef, Th.-Lyrique 1875. Chef, Op.-Com. 1876-98. Chef, Th.-Lyrique 1899. Chef, Casino de Néris. Acad. 1878. Légion d'Honneur 1885. Instruc. 1889. Composer of works for violin; author of a method, etc.


[Dancla: 3 brothers:
Charles, violin, b. 1817
Arnaud, cello, b. 1819
Léopold, violin, b. 1822
     (a sister, Laure [1824-80] played piano)]


Dancla, Arnaud (Philippe), called Dancla cadet or 2e. Cello. 228. Born 1 January 1819 [Constant] or 1820 [Wasielewski] in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Died 1 February 1862, Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
Asp. 1841
Sociétaire: 2 November 1847
Congé 1860 27 December 1859 [santé]

2d prix, cello, 1839; 1r prix, 1840 (student of Vaslin). Orch. Op.-Com. (principal). Chamber player, notably with his brothers and sister. Author of a method: Le Violoncelliste moderne, works for cello solo, etc.


Dancla, (Jean Baptiste) Charles, called Dancla aîné or 1r. Violin. 183. Born 19 December 1817, Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Died 8 or 10 November 1907, Tunis.
        Asp. c. 1834
Sociétaire: 25 January 1841, replacing Boisseau (cello)
[shared front desk with Tilmant, 1841-61; concertmaster 1861-63?]
unsuccessful candidate for 2e chef, 1860; for 1r chef, 1863 [and 1868, re-election of Hainl]
Resigned December 1863 (m. h.).

1r prix, violin, 1833 (shared with Deldevez; student of Baillot). 2d prix, ctrpt. & fugue, 1840. 2d Prix de Rome 1838. Orch. Op.-Com. (c. 1834-1848; solo, succeeding Javault; declined appt. as 2d chef). Postmaster of Cholet, 1848-50; postal employee in Paris, 1850-56. Prof. au Conservatoire (violin), 1857-92. Légion d'Honneur 1867. Acad. 1876. Instruc. 1882. Composed c. 130 works for violin, quartet, orch., etc., incl. Souvenir de la Société des Concerts: 6 duos pour piano et violon (Paris, Colombier-Gallet), op. 91; and method books. Author Les Compositeurs chefs d'orchestre (1873), Miscellanées musicales (1876), Notes et souvenirs (1893, 2nd end., 1898; Eng. transl. Samuel Wolf, Linthicum Heights, Maryland: 1981).


Dancla, (Jean Pierre) Léopold, called Dancla jeune or 3e. Violin. 220. Born 1 June 1822, Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Died 29 April 1895, Paris.
Asp. 1845
Sociétaire: 18 November 1846 [register gives 10 November 1846, when Gaillod was appointed; but it was on the 18th that a verification of the records showed that Dancla should have been first and his appointment was confirmed.]
Comm. pers. 1870-72
Retired 4 October 1881, verified and accepted, m. h. 8 October 1881

2d prix, horn, 1837; 1r prix, 1838 (student of Meifred); 2d prix, violin, 1840; 1r prix, 1842 (student of Baillot). Horn, Mus. Garde Nat. Orch. Opéra (violin) 1853. Orch. Th.- Ital. 1858. Composer of works for violin.


Darblay, Philippe Joseph. Tenor. 537. Born 24 March 1846, Paris.
Asp. 21 October 1885
Sociétaire: 5 June 1894
Retired 23 June 1908 (age, m. h.)

1re médaille, solfège, 1865.


Datte, Fernand (Paul Léon). Violin. 795. Born 10 October 1908, Besançon. Died 1973.
Sociétaire: 6 October 1950
Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 28 February 1970

1r prix, 1928.

Dauprat, Louis François. Horn. 024. Born 24 May 1781, Paris. Died 17 July 1868, Paris.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Agt. compt. 1828-31
Memb. adj. 1838
Retired 2 May 1839 (m. h.)

1r prix, horn, an V. (1796-97). Orch. Th. de Bordreaux. Orch. Opéra 1808-31. Chapelle imp., roy. 1816-30. Musique de Louis Philippe 1832-42. Prof. au Conservatoire (horn), 1816-42. Promoter of the quintets of Reicha, 1817-20. Composer of works for horn and orchestral music. Author of Méthode de cor-alto et cor-basse, premier, second cor (Paris, 1830) and theoretical treatises.
See bibliography.

Dauverné, François (Georges Auguste). Trumpet. 025. Born 1799. Died 1874.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Sursis: 26 October 1848
Retired (m. h.)

1r prix, trumpet, 1800 (first 1r prix). Orch. Opéra (solo), Chap. royale. Author of a famous trumpet method. Nephew of David Buhl (015).


Dauzonne, Jacques (Marcel). Violin. 800. Born 13 [register] or 14 April 1926, Enghien-les-Bains.
Appointed 1949 (concours 9 January 1949)
Sociétaire: 9 October 1951
Congé 1962-64

1r prix, violin, 1946.


David, Marc (Auguste Joseph). Bass ch. 617. Born 6 June 1874, Brest. Died October 1958.
Asp. en cas 10 November 1903
Sociétaire: 15 June 1909
Retired June 1934 (age, m. h.)


de Bailly, Étienne Émile. Doublebass. 422. Born 19 November 1831.
Asp. actif 21 October 1873
Sociétaire: 17 October 1876

Not a graduate of the Conservatoire; engaged 1873 for urgent necessity.


Deblauwe, Émile (Henri). Cello. 624. Born 27 September 1878, Paris. Died October 1935.
Sociétaire: 30 May 1911
Congé 1913-14
Agt. compt. 1922-25
Arch-caissier 1927-29, 29-31 31-33, 33-34
Dismissed 1925 for financial irregularities

2d prix, cello, 1896. Service militaire: 39 and 119 Inf. Mobilisé.

Debost, Michel. Flute. 830. Born 20 January 1934, Paris XVI.
Asp. 10 June 1960 (titulaire Fl. I, concours)
Sociétaire: 2 March 1962
Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 3 September 1990

1r prix, flute, 1954.


Debruille, Émile (Florimond Jean Baptiste). Violin. 481. Born 10 or 11 [register] February 1849, Raimbeaucourt (Nord). Died 6 February 1916.
Sociétaire: 12 October 1886
Retired 1909 (age, m. h.)

1r médaille, solfège, 1870. Orch. Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra 1878.


Debruille, Fernand (Alexandre Florent Émile). Violin. 614. Born 22 May 1879, Paris. Died 1973.
Asp. cas 17 November 1903
Sociétaire: 15 June 1909
Asked to move to 2ds 11 June 1931, objects
Congé 1931-32 (illness)
Retired 1932

2d prix, violin, 1900. Orch. Opéra.


Dechesne, Dechêne, Auguste (Émile Léon). Cello. 724. Born 13 January 1900, Paris.
Asp. cas 12 June 1927 (concours)
Asp. act. 11 June 1931
Sociétaire: June 1932
Mobilized during World War II
Congé 1959-60 (13 May 1959)
Retired 28 May 1960 (age), declining sursis (retired to Nice).

2d prix, cello, 1922 Serv. mil.: 5e Reg. Inf.

Desfourneaux, Defourneaux, (Jean Baptiste) Jules. doublebass. 382. Born 6 or 9 [register] May 1835. Died 1896.
Asp. cas 864-65, asp. act. 1867
Sociétaire: 26 October 1869
Resigned 4 June 1889 (illness; m. h.)

2d prix, doublebass, 1858; 1r prix, 1859. Orch du Th. du Cirque, Th.- Lyrique. Orch. Opéra 1871-76, Concerts Pasdeloup.


Déjazet, Alphonse. Cello. 026. Born July 1808. Died 1831.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

2d prix, cello, 1824; 1r prix, 1826.


Delacourcelle, Yves. Cello. 710. Born 17 July 1903, Le Chesnay (Seine et Oise / Yvelines).
Asp. act. 12 June 1927 (concours)
Sociétaire: 28 May 1929
Agt. compt. 1938-39
Retired c. 1964

2d prix, cello, 1926. Orch. Opéra. Register: 1r médaille solfège 1918. Serv. mil.:exempt.


Delahaye, Victor Hippolyte. Bass ch. 306. Born 8 November 1818. Died 1884 or 1885.
Externe c. 1839
Sociétaire: 8 December 1857
1r sursis 20 May 1879
2e sursis 25 May 1880
Retired 7 June 1881 (m. h.)


Delamour, Léon (Charles). doublebass. 416. Born 11 or 12 [register] March 1842, Paris. Died 18 June 1894.
Asp. 5 November 1867; asp. actif 14 October 1873
Sociétaire: 5 October 1875

2d prix, doublebass, 1866; 1r prix, 1867. Orch. Th.-Ital. Concerts Pasdeloup.


Delaunay, Jules Benoît Adolphe. Tenor. 597. Born 28 April 1853, St. Jossetenhood.
Sociétaire: adj. 29 May 1906

Étranger d'origine and not military service, thus Sociétaire adjoint.


Delbos, Raphaël (Jean Joseph). Trombone. 641. Born 22 February 1880, Bordeaux. Died 1961 or 1962.
Sociétaire adjoint 1913
Sociétaire: 23 June 1914
Memb. adj. 1920-21
Comm. pers. 1921-23
Comm. publicité, 1928
Agt. comp. 1928-33
Arch.-Caiss. 1934-41
Retired June 1941 (m. h.)
Voluntary treasurer, 1941-42

1r prix, trombone. Orch. Op.-Com.


Deldevez, Edme Marie Ernest. Violin, Conductor. 176. Born 31 May 1817, Paris. Died 6 November 1897, Paris.
Asp. 1831; asp. actif 1833
Sociétaire: 14 October 1839, replacing Masset
2d Chef 5 May 1860 (RM 22 May 1882 says 1863)
1r Chef 25 May 1872, replacing George-Hainl
Vice-President, 8 June 1872
Re-elected 15 May 1877
Retired 2 March 1885 (illness)
Président honoraire à vie  23 May 1885

2d prix, solfège, 1829; 1r prix, 1831. 2d prix, violon, 1831; 1r prix, 1833 (shared with Ch. Dancla; student of Baillot. 2d prix, ctrpt. & fugue, 1837; 1r prix, 1838. 2d Prix de Rome, 1838. Orch. Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra (later 2d chef, 1r chef from 1873). Acad. 1873. Légion d'Honneur 1874. Instruc. 1878. Prof. au Conservatoire (classe d'ensemble d'orchestre, from October 1873). Chevalier of the Royal Order of Hanover (1875). Composer of orchestral works. Author of La Notation de la musique, etc. (Paris, 1867), Principe de la formation des accords, etc. (Paris 1868), Curiosités musicales (1873), L'Art du chef d'orchestre (1878), La Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (1887), De l'Exécution d'ensemble (Paris, 1888), Mes Mémoires (1890), Le Passé, à propos du présent, suite à Mes Mémoires (Paris, 1892).


Delécluse, Jacques. Piano, percussion. 827. Born 15 September 1933, Béthune (Pas de Calais)
Appointed 30 May 1959
Sociétaire: 23 April (AG 28 May) 1960 [reg. "June 1961"]
Chef du materiel, 1963-66
Orchestre de Paris 1967

1r prix 1950 (piano), 1r prix 1951 (percussion). RTLN.


Delécluse, Ulysse (Jean). Clarinet. 744. Born 22 January 1907, Noeux (Pas de Calais).
Appointed clarinet II 13 June 1936 (concours)
Sociétaire: 4 June 1937
Congé 1940-45
Resigned 27 June 1946

1r prix 1925. Prof. au Conservatoire (clarinet), 1948.


Déledicque, Délidicque, Léopold (Bernard Édouard Colombe Hippolyte). Viola. 316. Born 7 February 1821, La Haye. Died 6 December 1907 [1906? death reported at AG of May 1907].
Asp. en cas 1845, replacing Gastinel (asp.); asp. actif  January 1846
Sociétaire: 22 November 1859
1r sursis 7 June 1881
Retired 30 May 1882 (m. h.)

Orch. Th.-Ital. 1850, Orch. Opéra 1871. Founded a Soc. de Symphonistes, 1865. Acad. 1879.


Delgrange, Arthur (François). Horn. 525. Born 7 May 1858, Valenciennes.
Sociétaire: 31 May 1892
1r sursis 29 May 1920
Retired 7 June 1921 (m. h.) [but called to play 1921-22 season]

1r prix, horn, 1879. Concerts Pasdeloup 1878-81. Concerts Lamoureux 1882-90. Orch. Opéra 1891. Acad. 1898. Uncle of Pierre Delgrange.


Delgrange, Pierre (Edmond). Horn. 687. Born 4 May 1896, Paris.
Appointed externe 17 June 1922
Sociétaire: 8 May 1923
2d to 4e horn 24 June 1924
Congé 1931-32
Resigned 1933

Nephew of Arthur Delgrange.


Delisse, Paul (Lespagne). Trombone. 331. Born 12 July [register] 1817, Longwy. Died 8 September 1888, Paris.
Sociétaire: 9 December 1862
Resigned 19 May 1876

2d prix, trombone, 1840; 1r prix, 1841. Orch. Th.-Ital. 1841-70. Orch. Op.-Com. Prof. au Conservatoire (trombone). Acad. 1881. One of his trombones is in the Musée de la Musique, Paris.


Delmont, true surname Dô, Jean (Casimir). Bass ch. 609. Born 21 July 1873, Béziers (Hérault).
Sociétaire: 23 June 1908

2d médaille, solfège, 1898.


Delsart, Jules (Jean Baptiste). Cello. 426. Born 24 November 1844, Jolimetz (Nord). Died 3 July 1900, Paris.
Asp. en cas 28 January 1873, actif 14 October 1873
Sociétaire: 17 April 1877
Resigned 18 October 1881 (over committed)

2d prix, cello, 1865; 1r prix, 1866. Orch. des Délassements, du Vaudeville, Op.-Com. Concerts Pasdeloup. Prof. au Conservatoire (cello) 1884. Acad. 1877. Légion d'Honneur 1889. Instruc. 1894.


Delsart, Delsarte, Paul Auguste. Chant. 496. Born 31 October 1850, St. Quentin.
Sociétaire adj. 17 November 1885, advanced to full membership 30 October 1888; annulled 6 November 1888, his naturalization not being in order; regularized 26 February 1889.


Delvincourt, Claude. President; Director, Conservatoire. 1g Born 12 January 1888, Paris. Died 5 April 1954, Orbetello, Tuscany (in an automobile accident).
Sociétaire: 1941

Prix de Rome. (Also studies in law). Grand mutilé de guerre 1914-18 (injured 31 December 1915). Director, Versailles Conservatoire, 1931-41. Director, Conservatoire, 1941-54. Composer.


Demarne, Henri (Étienne). Bass ch. 469. Born 1 September 1831, Paris.
Asp. cas 20 October 1874
Sociétaire: 14 October 1884


Demarquette, Nestor Frédéric Placide. Timpani. 511. Born 28 March 1845, Hénin-Liétard (Pas de Calais).
Sociétaire: 2 June 1891
Retired 29 May 1906 (age, m. h.)


Demeron, Mlle. 248.

Demouy, (Jean Marie) Alexandre. Violin. 095. Born 17 July 1797. Died 1843.
Sociétaire: 21 March 1828
Treas., Caisse de Prévoyance, 1843

2d prix, harmony, 1814. Orch. Op.-Com.


Denayer, Gaston Paul. Viola. 763. Born 10 November 1903, Anzin
Asp. cas 4 Jun 1938
Asp. act. 10 May 1939
Sociétaire: 7 January 1943
Congé 1962-63
Retired c. 1964


de Rivals, Victor. Violin. 097.
Sociétaire: 11 April 1828
Retired 18 October 1864 (m. h.)


Dérivis, Louis (Eugène Prosper) Constant. Bass ch. 564. Born 24 August 1857, Paris. Died November 1928.
Sociétaire: 14 June 1898
Retired 8 June 1920 (m. h.)


Dérivis, Prosper, called Dérivis fils. Bass ch. solo. 132, 283. Born 28 October 1808, Paris. Died 11 February 1880, Paris.
Sociétaire solo 25 January 1833
Sociétaire ordinaire (not solo) 22 January 1834
Memb. adj. 1 May 1835 for 1836
Elected Secretary for 8 May 1836 for 1836-38, but resigned 14 (register: 15) May 1837 after a year
Resigned 1841 (going to Italy; declined; named soc. solo)
6 November 1854 (rentré as 283)
Resigned 28 April 1857.

1r prix, vocalisation, 1831. 1r prix, chant, 1831. 1r prix, opera, 1831. Opéra 1831-41, 1846, 1854-57. Also Toulouse, Bordeaux, etc. Prof. adj. au Conservatoire.


Deruyck, Charles. Trumpet. 752. Born 27 May 1887, Roubaix.
Appointed trumpet I, 19 October 1937
Sociétaire: 11 May 1938
Resigned 5 April 1939 (service incompatible with his military duties)

1r prix, trumpet.


Desestre, Jacques (Alexandre). Viola. 708. Born 19 August 1900, Paris.
Asp. cas 10 October 1922 [concours], dismissed 6 October 1925
Asp. 17 June 1927
Sociétaire: 28 May 1929
Congé 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38 (illness)
Resigned 1939

1r médaille solfège 1911. 1r prix Harmonie 1919. Médaille sight-reading, viola, 1920; 1re médaille hist. musique 1922, 1r prix, viola, 1922, 1r accessit fugue, 1925. Serv. mil.: exempt.


Desfourneaux, see Defourneaux

Deshayes, Henry, Henri (Achille). Bass ch. 028.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Retired (m. h.)

He signed his name using both "Henri" and "Henry," but more often the latter.


Desjardins, Léon (Charles Édmond). Violin. 428. Born [4 or] 5 [register] April 1847, Paris. Died 1 April 1910.
Asp. en cas 15 October 1872; actif 5 October 1875
Sociétaire: 9 October 1877
Resigned 1887-88 (illness, m. h.)

Register has Edouard.


Desmarets, Desmarest, de Compagnon, (Jean) Émile. Cello. 185. Born 16 June 1804, Nonancourt (Eure). Died 30 March 1866, Paris.
Asp. 27 March 1832
Sociétaire: 2 May 1839 (replacing Dauprat, the hornist) [register says 10 April 1839, in error; date from Com.]
Elected secretary for 3 November 1841 for 1842 season, but declined, 19 November 1841.
1r sursis 17 October 1865
Died; see above.

2d prix, cello, 1820. Orch du Th.-Feydeau. Orch. Opéra 1835-41 (solo). Chapelle imp. 1853. A note in the records (p-v. committee, 18 July 1849) asks for the spelling of his surname to be given as above, and as he signed it.


Desnos, Auguste Prosper. Cello. 027. Born 10 March 1797, Paris.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 1833

Orch. de l'Opera-Buffa, Orch. Opéra 1824-1835.


de Soros, de Sörös, (Charles) Paul. Tenor. 284, 357. Born 1 October 1826.
Sociétaire: 13 November 1854
Resigned 23 October 1856
Readmitted 29 December 1865
1r sursis 7 June 1887
Retired 5 June 1888


Deveaux, Devaux, Marcel (Félix). Violin. 654. Born 6 October 1887, Colombes (Seine). Died October 1958.
Asp. 1913-14; asp. act. 26 May 1919
Sociétaire: 7 June 1919
Congé 1919-20
Resigned December 1919 (accepted 15 June 1920)


Devise. Trombone. 029.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Retired 6 January 1835 (m. h.)


Devisme or Devismes, César Auguste. Tenor. 451. Born 9 August 1842, Gandechart? (Oise).
Asp. actif  7 October 1878
Sociétaire: 11 October 1881
Resigned 10 June 1902


Devos, René (Charles Noël). doublebass. 807. Born 15 July 1919, Calais.
Appointed 1951 (concours 29 April 1951).
Sociétaire: 27 April 1954
Orchestre de Paris 1967

1r  prix, doublebass, 1950.


Devriès, Marcel. Tenor. 590. Born 6 May 1849.
Sociétaire: adj. c. 1905 (membre externe: étranger)
Retired 9 June 1909 (age)


Dhellemmes, André (Albert Ernest). Bassoon. 779. Born 8 May 1919, Hellemmes.
Appointed 29 June 1942 as bassoon II; bassoon solo 25 March 1943 (after Oubradous dismissal)
Sociétaire: 19 May 1946
Retired at dissolution, 196

1r prix, bassoon, 1940.


D'Hennin, Mlle Élisa Amélie Mélanie (Mme Iweins). Soprano. 171. Born 29 March 1814, Lille. Died 5 December 1886, Paris.
Sociétaire: 28 October 1838
Dismissed 18 [register: 14] October 1839

2d prix, chant, 1836; 1r prix, 1837.


Dhorne, Constant Louis. Tenor. 457. Born 26 March 1853, St. Quentin.
Sociétaire: 13 June 1882
Retired 15 May 1906


Dieppo, Antoine Guillaume. Trombone. 173. Born 28 Novembre 1808. Sweden.
Sociétaire: 5 November 1838
Retired 30 July 1867

Orch. Opéra (solo). Prof. au Conservatoire.


Dô, see Delmont

Dobré, Mlle Maria Rosalie Claire. Sola. 226. Born 27 October 1818, Versailles.
Asp. c. 1839; congé 1840
Sociétaire: 3 May 1845

1r prix, chant, 1838, 1r prix, opera, 1839. Opéra 1840-47. Brussels 1854. Returned to Paris 1855


Dochy, Victor Alfred. Tenor. 567. Born 16 October 1852, Paris.
Sociétaire: 14 June 1898
Resigned 1908


Doineau. Tenor. 030.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Dismissed 3 April 1832 (absence)


Donjon, (Jean Baptiste) Marie, called Johannes. Flute. 381. Born 5 August 1839, Lyon. Died 1912.
Asp. cas 30 October 1866; actif 3 November 1868
Sociétaire: 26 October 1869
Retired June 1892

2d prix, flute, 1854; 1r prix, 1856. Orch. du Vaudeville. Orch. Opéra 1866-90. Concerts Pasdeloup.


Dony, Paul. Violin. 679. Born 2 October 1895, Fontainebleau. Died 14 May 1957.
Sociétaire: 14 June 1921
Congé 1934-35 , 1943-44. 1944-45 (illness)
Retired late 1944

1r prix, violin.


Donzel, Auguste Hippolyte. Tenor. 258. Born 19 May 1815.
Sociétaire: 18 October 1849


Dorus, Louis, true name Vincent Joseph van Steenkiste. Flute. 175. Born 1 March 1813, Valenciennes. Died 9 June 1896, Étretat.
Asp. (flute III and piccolo) 21 March 1835 (on Nermel's death and accession to flute II of Leplus; with jeton of externes); asp. [again] 5 November 1838
Sociétaire: 22 April 1839, replacing Brod (the oboist) [register says 10 April 1839, erroneously; date from Com.]
Resigned 3 November 1868 (illness; m. h.)

2d prix, flute, 1826; 1r prix, 1828 (student of Guillou). Orch. des Variétés. Orch. Opéra 1835-66 (solo). Chapelle imp., 1853. Prof. au Conservatoire (flute, succeeding Tulou), 1860-68. Légion d'Honneur. Composer of solos for flute and L'Étude de la Nouvelle Flûte, méthode progressive arrangée après Devienne (Paris: Schoenenberger, 1845). Brother of Mme Gras-Dorus, soprano (no. 122); grandfather of Henri Rabaud (no. 1f).


Dorus, Julie (Aimée), Mlle,  [true maiden name van Steenkiste], Mme Gras (Dorus-Gras, Gras-Dorus). Solo. 122. Born 7 September 1805, Valenciennes. Died Paris 8 February 1896.
Sociétaire: 28 February 1831

2d prix, vocalisation, 1823. 1r prix, chant, 1823. Opéra 1830-45 (created Alice in Meyerbeer's Robert le diable, Marguerite in Les Huguenots, 1836). Mme Victor Gras (037), 19 April 1833. Sister of Louis Dorus, flute (no. 175).


Dossion, Jean Simon Laurent. Bassoon. 032. Born 10 August 1779, Paris.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Moved to bassoon II, 23 December 1840
Retired 10 December 1843 (m.h.)

1r prix, bassoon, an V. Orch. de l'Ambigu, Th. Louvois. Orch. Opéra 1808-1829. Concerts Valentino 1837-41. Chef de mus. de la 11e Légation de la Garde Nat.


Doucet, Armand Henry. doublebass. 542. Born 28 August 1852, Paris. Died 20 March 1910.
Sociétaire: 13 November 1894

Orch. Op.-Com.


Doukan, Pierre. Violin. 809. Born 11 October 1927, Paris.
Asp. 1953 (concours 22 March 1953)
Sociétaire: 9 March 1955
Resigned 30 May (April, acc. to regsiter) 1959 (to pursue career as soloist)

1r prix 1947. In 1955 he had just won the Third Prize at the Concours International de la Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, behind an American and a Russian.


Doutreleau, Louis Denis. Bass ch. 031. Died 4 December 1854.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828


Drouet, Georges Louis. Viola. 627. Born 24 April 1882, Bussy-St.-Georges (S&M).
Sociétaire: 30 May 1911
2d viola solo 19 October 1920 (concours)
Retired 29 June 1942 (m. h.)


Druard (Druart), Henri. Clarinet. 814. Born 14 November 1919, Carvin (62 Pas de Calais).
Sociétaire: 14 May 1956 (2e clarinette solo)
Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 1 November 1984.

1r prix. Solo, Concerts Lamoureux; resigned to become 2d clar. at the Société des Concerts. Thus he was named sociétaire without a probationary period: "le fait de quitter un poste de 1r soliste étant . . . extrêmement rare" (AG 10 June 1956). RTLN.


Dubar, Paul (?Daniel?). Timpani, percussion. 823. Born 18 November 1914, Marguette (Nord). Died 1964.
Sociétaire: 9 February 1959
Died


Dubois. Harp. 1967.8.
Sociétaire: 19 April 1967


Dubois, (Jean Jacques) Edmond, called Dubois jeune. Trumpet. 267. Born 11 September 1820 [register gives birthdate of Dubois, 296, in error], St. Germain-en-Laye. Died 11 November 1863.
Aspirant 25 November 1851.
Sociétaire: 9 December 1851

1r prix, trumpet, 1844. Orch. Opéra 1 October 1849.


Dubois, (Jean) Ferdinand, called Dubois aîné. Trumpet. 296. Born 23 March 1817, Neuf-Brisach (H. Rhin). Died 8 February 1895, Asnières.
Sociétaire: 23 November 1857
Retired 19 October 1875 (m. h.)

2d prix, trumpet, 1840; 1r prix, 1841. Concerts Musard. Orch. Opéra 1850-77.


Dubois, Théodore (Clément François). Chorusmaster; President; Director, Conservatoire. 390b (390bis), 1d (1 4o). Born 24 August 1837, Rosnay (Marne). Died 11 June 1924 (Paris).
Sociétaire: 30 September 1871, replacing Charlot, deceased
Resigned 3 September 1872 (overwork, with deep regret), reiterated 26 October 1872
President, 30 May 1896-1 May 1905, succeeding Ambroise Thomas
Président d'honneur 1 May 1905

1r prix, harmony & accomp, 1856. 2d prix, organ, 1858; 1r prix, 1859. 1r prix, ctrpt. & fugue, 1857. 2d Prix de Rome, 1859; 1r prix, 1861. Organist, Chapelle des Invalides, 1855. Organist, then maître de chapelle de Ste.-Cloteile 1858. Maître de chapelle de la Madeleine 1869; grande orgue id. 1876-96. Prof. au Conservatoire (harmony, counterpoint; director, 1896). Institut. Acad. 1878. Légion d'Honneur 1883 (officier, 1895). Instruc. 1888. Highly successful composer, author of treatises, etc.


Dubreuil, (Alexandre) Hippolyte. Viola. 163. Born October 1805.
Asp. c. 1835
Sociétaire: 30 January 1838
Resigned 10 November 1863 (m. h.)

2d prix, violin, 1826. Orch. Opéra 1829-60. Prof. au Collège Rollin et au Lycée Louis-le-Grand.


Duchiron, see Rousseau

Dudot, Mme, see Printemps, Mlle

Dufour, (Paul) Émile. Cello. 369. Born 21 February 1826, Paris.
Asp. cas 1864-65
Sociétaire: 15 October 1867
1r sursis 8 June 1886
Retired 7 June 1887 (m. h.)

2d prix, cello, 1850. Orch. de la Porte-St.-Martin, Th.-Lyrique. Orch. Opéra 1852-82. Concerts Pasdeloup (solo).


Dufresne or Dufrêne, Joseph. Tenor. 320.
Sociétaire: 27 December 1859


Dumas, (Édouard) Victor. Violin. 298. Born 28 [register] January 1827, Paris. Died October 1904.
Asp. en cas 1845; asp. act. 3 January 1846
Sociétaire: 1 December 1857
To Violin I, 29 October 1864 (replacing Rivals, retired)
1r sursis 7 June 1887
2e sursis 19 June 1888
Retired 4 June 1889 (sursis refused; m. h.)

2d prix, solfège, 1839; 1r prix, 1840. 2d prix, violin, 1846; 1r prix, 1847. Orch. de la Porte-St.-Martin, Op.-Com., Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra 1867-1889. Acad. 1890.


Dumont, Henri (Marcel). Violin. 633. Born 30 November 1880, Paris V. Died 1962 or 1963.
Asp. 4 June 1912.
Sociétaire: 11 June 1913
Chef. pub. 1923-25
Comm. mat 1933-35, 1937-39
Violin 4 solo 20 June 1939 (concours)
Retired June 1941 (declined offer of sursis 9 October 1941)

Son of Félix Eugène and Marugerite Jeanne nee dumand. Serv. mil. 46e infanterie. Concerts Lamoureux. Orch. Opéra.


Dumont, Jean. Cello. 685. Born 25 June 1886, Abbeville (Somme)
Asp. act. 15 June 1920
Sociétaire: 17 June 1922
2d solo 12 August 1925
Retired 1932 (see below)

On 11 June 1931 he was instructed to move from 2d solo to the ranks; following his objections, he was allowed to keep his place beside Cruque for the 1931-32 season, after which he retired.


Dumoulin, (Louis Marie Frédéric), called Maurice. Cello. 541. Born 7 February 1871, Lille.
Sociétaire: 13 November 1894
Resigned 4 May 1920 (distance from Paris, unreliable transportation; m. h.)

2d prix, cello, 1885; 1r prix, 1888. Orch. Opéra. (1r solo).


Dupont, Pierre Auguste, called Alexis. Tenor. 033. Born 1796. Died 1874.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 10 January 1832
Reappointed solo, 14 September 1836
Retired 26 October 1848 (m. h.)


Dupont, Henri or Henry (Joseph). Horn. 349. Born 20 May 1831, Paris. ?Died 1897.?
Sociétaire: 25 October 1864

2d prix, horn, 1858; 1r prix 1859. Orch. Op.-Com. Concerts Pasdeloup. Orch. Opéra 1865-1891. Left Paris before 1900.


Dupré, Marcel, President; Interim Director, Conservatoire. 1h. Born 3 May 1886, Rouen. Died 30 May 1971, Meudon.
President 1954-56

1r prix, organ (1907), fugue (1909); Prix de Rome (1914). Prof. au Conservatoire (organ), 1926.


Duprez, Gilbert Louis. Tenor solo. 162. Born 6 December 1806, Paris. Died 23 September 1896, Paris.
Sociétaire: 7 January 1838

In Italy, 1829-35 (created Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Naples 1835). Opéra, 1837-45 (created Cellini in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini, 1838; Polyeucte in Donizetti's Les Martyrs, 1840; Fernando in La Favorite, 1840). Prof. au Conservatoire 1842-50. Composer of operas, vocal works; author of L'Art du chant (1845) and La Mélodie: Études complémentaires vocales et dramatiques de l'Art du chant (1846), and volumes of memoirs: Souvenirs d'un chanteur (1880) and Récréations de mon grand Âge (1888).


Dupuis, Henri or Henry (Théodore). Tenor. 353. Born 6 December 1829. Died c. June 1889.
Sociétaire: 31 October 1864
Insp. Salle 1886-87
Congé 1888-89 (27 October 1889; illness)
Resigned 4 June 1889 ("implacable" illness; m. h.)


Duquès, Augustin. Clarinet. 665.
Appointed 2d clarinet, externe, 2 October 1919 (concours)
Sociétaire: 8 June 1920
Resigned 1923


Duran, Marcel (Léon). Violin. 653. Born 12 June 1891, Paris.
Asp. 1913-14
Sociétaire: 7 June 1919
Congé 1927-28

1r prix, violin. Orch. Opéra.


Durier, Charles Amand. doublebass. 158.
Sociétaire: 14 September 1836
Resigned 25 [register: 23] October 1853


Duttenhofer, Duttenhoffer, Louis. Violin. 592. Born 13 September 1878, Paris.
Sociétaire: 6 June 1905
Congé 1919-20
Resigned October 1919, accepted as of 20 April 1920

2d prix, violin, 1895; 1r prix 1897. Concerts Lamoureux 1900.


Duvernoy, (Antoine François) Frédéric (Auguste). Horn. 281. Born 17 July 1800 (Seine). Died 19 October 1874, Nancy.
Sociétaire: 23 November 1853
Arch.-Caiss. 1856-64 (replaced by Altès in 1863-64 owing to "deplorable" health)
Sursis 20 October 1863
Retired 18 October 1864 (age, m. h.)

2d prix, horn, 1814. Orch. Th.-Ital. Orch. Opéra 1831-64.
Son, presumably, of Frédéric Nicolas Duvernoy (1765-1838), founder of the French school of horn playing and author of the Méthode pour le cor (Paris, 1802).