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Vogt, Gustave

Vogt, Gustave noted French oboist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Strasbourg, March 18, 1781; d. Paris, May 30,1870. He was taken to Paris at an early age, and enrolled in 1798 at the Cons., where he was a pupil of A. Sallantin (premier prix, 1799) and then of Rey. In 1798 he became 2ndoboist in the orch. of the Théâtre Montan-sier; in 1801 he joined the orch. of the Théâtre de rAmbigu-Comique, and shortly afterward was made 1stoboist in the orch. of the Théâtre-Italien. He served as 1stoboist in Napoleon’s private orch. (1804-14), the orch. of the Opéra (1812-34), the orch. at the Théâtre Feydeau (1814), and Louis XVIIFs orch. (1814; 1819-30). In 1828 he became a founding member and 1stoboist of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, where he played until 1844. He was a prof, at the Cons. (1816-53). He publ. Solfège à l’usage des écoles primaires (Kolmar, 1862); also wrote a Méthode de hautbois. Among his compositions are five oboe concertos, four oboe concertinos, various other virtuoso works for oboe and orch., an English Horn Concerto, serenades for wind band, marches, some chamber music, including several works utilizing oboe, various solo oboe pieces, piano music, and a few vocal scores.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Vogt, Gustave

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