Jancourt, (Louis Marie) Eugène
- William Waterhouse
(b Château-Thierry, Aisne, Dec 15, 1815; d Boulogne-sur-Seine, Jan 29, 1901). French bassoonist and teacher. After completing his studies at the Paris Conservatoire with François René Gebauer in 1836, he enjoyed a brilliant career as a bassoonist until 1869, occupying the most important orchestral positions in Paris. At the same time he made frequent appearances as a soloist, making good the lack of a suitable repertory by composing and arranging much music for his instrument. He also carried out over a period of years a number of improvements to the bassoon, in collaboration with various Paris makers. These were adopted at the Conservatoire, where he taught (...