Dauprat, Louis-François , celebrated French horn player and composer; b. Paris, May 24, 1781; d. there, July 16, 1868. He studied with Kenn at the Paris Cons. He joined the band of the Garde Nationale, and in 1799 the band of the Garde des Consuls, with which he passed through the Egyptian campaign. From 1801 to 1805 he studied theory at the Cons, under Catel and Gossec, and studied again with Reicha from 1811 to 1814. From 1806 to 1808 he was first horn at the Bordeaux Theater. He succeeded Kenn in the Opera orch. in Paris, and Duvernoy (as cor solo), retiring in 1831. He was chamber musician to Napoleon (1811) and Louis XVIII (1816). In 1816 he was appointed prof. of horn in the Cons., resigning in 1842.
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