Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Trial familylocked

  • Roger J.V. Cotte


French family of musicians and actors.

(b Avignon, Dec 13, 1732; d Paris, June 23, 1771). Violinist, composer and theatre director. He attracted local attention at an early age for his precocity both as a violinist (at the Concert d’Avignon and later at the Montpellier theatre) and as a composer of violin pieces. He went to Paris for the sole purpose of asking Rameau’s advice, intending to return to the south of France, where he was assured succession to the post of music master for the province of Languedoc. Parisian musical life enticed him, however, and he became first violin at the Opéra-Comique, then second violin and later director of the Prince of Conti’s private orchestra. On ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
A.-E. Choron and F.J.M. Fayolle: Dictionnaire historique des musiciens
F.-J. Fétis: Biographie universelle des musiciens
Paris, Conservatoire [in F-Pn]
Recherches sur la musique française classique
Enciclopedia dello spettacolo
R. Eitner: Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon
Paris, Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra