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Villoteau, Guillaume André (1759 - 1839), writer on music

Jean Mongrédien and Katharine Ellis

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Bellême, 6 Sept 1759; d Tours, 27 April 1839). French writer on music. He attended the maîtrise of Le Mans Cathedral, where he met Le Sueur, and studied oriental languages at the Sorbonne. He was ordained a priest and, as a tenor, joined the maîtrise of Notre Dame on the eve of the Revolution. During the Revolution, however, the maîtrise was suppressed, and he joined the Opéra chorus,

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