Pouteau, Joseph , French organist, teacher, and composer; b. Chaumes-en-Brie, Feb. 7, 1739; d. Paris, Dec. 3, 1823. He studied organ with his great-uncle Michel Forqueray and composition with L.-C. Bordier in Paris, where he settled. He was organist at St. Martin des Champs (1753–56) and St. Jacques de la Boucherie (1756–57). Upon Forqueray’s death, he was made organist at the Filles-Dieu convent in 1757. From about 1811 he taught piano at the Ursalines convent school and was organist at St. Merry. He wrote an intermède Alain et Rosette (Paris, Jan. 10, 1777), motets, ariettes, and harpsichord sonatas.
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