Prot, Félix-Jean , French Violinist, violist, and composer; b. Senlis, Oise, 1747; d. Paris, 1823. He studied with Desmarets (violin) and Gianotti (composition). He was only 14 when he collaborated with Favart on the opéra-comique Le bal bourgeos (Paris, Aug. 1761), which proved tremendously successful. His initial success as a composer for the stage was not sustained, however, and he was active as a violist in the orch. of the Comédie Française in Paris from 1775 to 1822. His other stage works, all premiered in Paris, included Les rêveries renouvelées des grecs (June 26, 1779), Le printemps (May 19, 1781), and L’amour à l’épreuve (Aug. 13, 1784). He also wrote a Simphonie concertante for 2 Violas and Orch. (1786), several simphonies en trio, and chamber music.
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