Altès, Joseph-Henri, French flutist, teacher, and composer, brother of Ernest-Eugène Altès; b. Rouen, Jan. 18, 1826; d. Paris, July 24, 1895. He studied at the Paris Cons., then became a flutist in the orch. of the Paris Opéra. He was appointed prof. of flute at the Paris Cons, in 1868, holding this post to the end of his life. He publ. a number of flute pieces.
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