Willent-Bordogni, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph, French bassoonist, teacher, and composer; b. Douai, Dec. 8, 1809; d. Paris, May 11, 1852. He studied with Delcambre at the Paris Cons, and played the bassoon in the orch. of the Théâtre-Italien in Paris. He married the daughter of the singing teacher Bordogni (1834) and added her name to his. He taught at the Brussels Cons., and in 1848 was appointed to the faculty of the Paris Cons. He wrote a number of works for the bassoon, and publ. a method for it. He also brought out 2 operas in Brussels: Le Moine (1844) and Van Dyck (1845).
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