(b Paris, 24 May 1781; d Paris, 17 July 1868). French horn player, teacher, and composer. He spent much of his career as principal horn at the Paris Opéra, and though a successful soloist preferred orchestral work, teaching, and composing for the horn. His Méthode pour cor alto et cor basse remains an important teaching manual, and he published much music for the instrument.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.