Biography of Joseph Henri Altes (1826-1899)

Photography of Joseph Henri Altes by Pierre Petit
Photography of Joseph Henri Altes by Pierre Petit
18.01.1826
Born in Rouen, son of a soldier
1836
Starts playing the flute
07.12.1840
Start of studies at the conservatory in Paris with Tulou
1841
Second price of the conservatory
1842
First price of the conservatory
1848
First flute at Paris opera for 24 years
1866
After retiring of Dorus´ he becomes his follower at the opera
1868
First professof for flute at Paris conservatory, who teached the new flute by Böhmflöte. Among his students was Taffanel and Barrere
1880
Publication of his method Méthode complète de Flûte
1893
Retirement from the conservatoire due to health problems. He is followed by Taffanel
09.07.1899
Dies in St. Dye bei Blois (may be 24.7.)

Sheet music for flute:

Twenty Six Selected Studies (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
G. Schirmer, Vol. 1296
Rating: mid-grade


Literature von/über Joseph Henri Altes

Last edit 15.03.2014