Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Numerous other members of the Hotteterre family were reputed to have been fine woodwind players; some also had a decisive impact on woodwind instrument construction. Musicians siute Paris births deaths French Baroque composers Flute makers French classical bassoonists French classical composers French male classical composers French classical flautists 18th-century classical composers 18th-century French composers. There was a problem with your submission. Suite in E minor Op. Besides performing on various woodwinds, he taught their use to wealthy amateurs, and hotteferre himself constructed flutes and musettes.
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Biography[ edit ] Hotteterre was born in Paris, the son of Martin Hotteterre d. Hotteterre owed his fame largely to his talent for playing the flute , an instrument for which he wrote a number of pieces, significantly extending the repertory for the instrument. In addition, he played the bassoon , oboe , and musette.
He wrote one method for the transverse flute, recorder, and oboe, published in , as well as a method for the musette, published in Hotteterre was Chamber Musician to the King of France, and was the first one to play a transverse flute in the orchestra of the Paris Grand Opera. This extremely rare work is the earliest known book of instructions, in any language, for the transverse flute".
Specialists in woodwind history are generally aware of three "Hotteterre" flutes—in Berlin, St. However it has recently been shown that two of these are nineteenth-century replicas of a specimen now lost, and only the Graz example is in fact the work of Jacques Hotteterre or his father, Martin. It may have been Hotteterre who made a number of changes in the design of the transverse flute, though there is little concrete evidence for this.
Numerous other members of the Hotteterre family were reputed to have been fine woodwind players; some also had a decisive impact on woodwind instrument construction.
He may have been influential in certain developments in woodwind instruments, and he is credited with creating the oboe. Compositions[ edit ] Op.
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