Sociétaires by Alphabetical Order: H

Habeneck, François-Antoine. Conductor. 002. Born 22 January 1781, Mézières. Died 8 February 1849.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Vice-President 4 May 1834
Retired 18 October 1848
Prés. hon.

Cond. Conservatoire student concerts, 1806. Prof. au Conservatoire, violin, 1825. Chef, Opéra (1821-46). Légion d'Honneur (19 Aug. 1822). composer of operas and concert music; author of Méthode théorique et pratique de violon (1835).
Habeneck had two younger brothers, Joseph (b. 1 April 1785, Metz [Constant Pierre]; d. 23 March 1850) and Corentin (b. 25 December 1785 [Constant Pierre; Fétis gives 1787] in Quimper). All three brothers studied from and assisted Baillot and played in the Orch. Opéra. Aimée Habeneck, a piano student from the Finistère (Britanny) [Constant Pierre], was presumably their sister.
    André Leplus-Habeneck of Toulouse provided the following genealogy in February 2002:  "F. A. HABENECK a épousé en secondes noces Adèle SIEBER dont il a eu deux filles, Antoinette Marie Juliette Caroline née en 1821 et Marie Mathilde qui épousa Romain TOUTTAIN BIGNAULT sans descendance à ma connaissance. C'est Antoinette Marie Juliette Caroline qui épousa Louis LEPLUS. Ils eurent 3 enfants:
Henriette (1847) épousa Théodore TOUSTAIN en 1868; ils s'installèrent à TIPAZA (Algérie) et eurent 5 enfants dont ma grand-mère paternelle Gabrielle, ---Edouard (1848) s'établit en Normandie, à COURSEULLES sur MER, où nous avons toujours des cousins nommés BENOIST, --- Ludovic (1861) resta à Paris et eut 3 enfants dont André mon grand père paternel. Les TOUSTAIN et LEPLUS ont eu l'autorisation de joindre le nom d'HABENECK à leur patronyme par décret du 16 juin 1883 signé de Jules GREVY, Président de la République. Nous sommes les seuls, mes deux frères et nos enfants respectifs, à
porter le nom d'HABENECK, sauf erreur de ma part."

Hadjage, Hadjajé, Paul. Viola. 841. Born 25 March 1928, Alger.
Appointed 1961-62
Sociétaire: 2 March 1964
1r prix, viola, 1950.

Hainl, François George, see George-Hainl


Halévy, (Jacques François) Fromental (Élie). Accompanist. 042. Born 27 May 1799, Paris. Died 17 March 1862, Nice.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 1829

Prix de Rome, 1819. He contributed his services in the early days of the Société des Concerts by virtue of his post as Prof. au Conservatoire (harmony & accomp.; later counterpoint and fugue, 1833; composition, 1840). He was also keyboard artist at the Th.-Ital.; later chef du chant at the Opéra (1830-46). Composer of celebrated operas; author of textbooks and volumes of memoirs and funeral orations.


Halma. Violin, viola. 043. Died 1859.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 1833 (left Paris for America)

1r prix, violin (student of Baillot).


Hardy, René (Louis Joseph). Violin. 682. Born 19 November [register] 1899, Versailles.
Sociétaire: 17 June 1922
Fourth chair 6 November 1930
Agt. compt. 1938-39
Resigned 10 May 1939 (m. h.)


Harscoat, Henri (Marie Joseph). Trumpet. 711. Born 30 April 1875, Nantes. Died 1938.
Appointed 2e trumpet 20 June 1928
Sociétaire: 28 May 1929
1r sursis: 30 May 1935
Retired 18 May 1936

1r prix, cornet, 1902. Serv. mil.: mobilisé.

Hayot, (Eugène) Maurice. Violin. 472. Born 8 November 1862, Provins.
Sociétaire: 17 November 1885
1r solo, 2ds 22 May 1895 (declined)
Resigned 28 May 1895
Later appeared with the orchestra as violin soloist (1908)

1r prix, violin, 1883. Prof. au Conservatoire 1894.

Hébert. Bass ch. 141.
Sociétaire: 1 December 1833
Dismissed 16 February 1835 (absence)


Hémet, Hemet, Jean Louis Camille. doublebass. 177.
Sociétaire: 14 October 1839, replacing Michu, deceased
Retired 21 August 1848 (m. h.)


Henchoz, Mlle (Mme Jansenne). Soprano. 160.
Sociétaire: 28 December 1836
Resigned 8 November 1839 (left Paris)


Hennebains, Adolphe (Joseph). Flute. 529. Born 14 November 1862, St. Omer. Died September 1914.
Sociétaire: 30 May 1893
Retired 1913 (m. h.), but continued as externe as needed until his death.

1r prix 1880. Prof. au Conservatoire. Solo, Orch. Opéra.


Henricet, Louis Joseph. Viola. 212. Died December 1866.
Aspirant 18 December 1838
Dismissed for "negligance," 8 May 1844; reinstated after apologizing to Habeneck, 17 November 1844
Sociétaire: 27 November 1845


Henry, Antoine Nicolas. Bassoon. 044. Died 29 March 1842.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828

Orch. Opéra-Comique (solo). Father of Laure and Clarissa Henry, sopranos.


Henry, Bass ch. 045.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 16 February 1833


Henry, Mlle, see Laure Henry

Hens, Henz, François Alphonse. Bass ch. 046.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Comm. mat. 1850-52
Retired 9 October 1866 (m. h.)


Hérouard, (Joseph Constant) Gaston. Cello. 684. Born 23 September 1874, St. Quentin.
Asp. act. 15 June 1920
Sociétaire: 17 June 1922
Retired June 1934 (age, m. h.)


Heyberger, Joseph. Chorusmaster. 413. Born 18 January 1831. Died 1892.
Sociétaire: 25 November 1874 (replacing Lafitte)
Died (see above); succeeded by Paul Vidal, interim, then Samuel-Rousseau


Heymann, Léon. Violin. 471. Born 22 March 1858, Strasbourg.
Sociétaire: 14 October 1884
Memb. adj. 1903-04
Resigned May 1911 (to protest his brother's dismissal; m. h.)

Brother of Théodore Heymann, 443.


Heymann, Théodore. Violin. 443. Born 2 August 1852, Strasbourg.
Asp. cas, 13 October 1874
Sociétaire: 26 October 1880
Violin II solo 16 June 1903
Secretary 1907-09
Dismissed 25 August 1910 for defamation of another sociétaire (Taffanel, deceased)
Decision upheld by Assemblée Générale 19 November 1910

1r prix, violin, 1868. Solo, Orch. Opéra. Brother of Léon Heymann, 471.


Hodin, Albert. Horn. 731. Born 1 October 1891, Valenciennes.
Sociétaire: June 1934
Memb. adj.
Retired 4 March 1952 (age, m. h.)

1r prix, horn, 1910. Serv. mil.: mobilized 1914-19, 13e Art.

Huber, Hubert. Cello. 047.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Dismissed 31 January 1832 (absence), replaced by Tilmant, jeune


Hugo, Hugot, Adolphe (Jacques). Clarinet. 191. Born 1799 (Loire inf.). Died 12 May 1847.
Sociétaire: 3 January 1843.
Died, see above


Huot, André (Arsène). Violin. 719. Born 15 May 1905, Paris. Died 22 June 1979.
Asp. cas 20 June 1928
Asp. act. 28 May 1929
Sociétaire: 11 June 1931
Memb. adj. 1936-37
Agt. compt. 1937-42
Chef d'attaque, 2ds, 18 December 1938
Treasurer, 1942-48
Secretary-General, 1948-62
Vice-President, 1963-64
Retired 1967

1r prix, violin, 1925. Serv. mil.; 1925-27.

Hurteaux. Bass ch. 125.
Sociétaire: 28 February 1831
Dismissed 1833 (absence)


Husson, Maurice. Viola. 846. Born 4 February 1913, Paris XIV
2e solo 30 October 1943; played seasons 1943-45 only (as asp.)
Sociétaire: 9 April 1965 (30 May 1965 in register; 3e soliste)
Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 4 February 1978

1r prix, viola, 1934. Orch. Lamoureux.

Hyrne, Hirne, Mlle (Mme Elliot-Hyrne), Marie Thérèse Julien. Soprano. 170.
Sociétaire: 28 October 1838
Congé first three months of 1840 (20 October 1839), congé 1844 (29 January 1844), congé for 1845 denied (11 November 1844)
Resigned 23 November 1847
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