Dauprat, Louis François
- Reginald Morley-Pegge
- , revised by Horace Fitzpatrick
- and Jeffrey L. Snedeker
(b Paris, May 24, 1781; d Paris, July 17, 1868). French horn player, teacher and composer. As a boy he was a chorister at Notre Dame in Paris until 1791. He began studying the horn in 1794, with Kenn, a cor basse, at the Institut National de Musique, and continued with him in the first Conservatoire class. In 1797 he was awarded the first-ever premier prix for the horn. The silver-mounted horn by L.-J. Raoux which he received on this occasion is in the Musée de la Musique of the Paris Conservatoire. From 1799 he travelled with the National Guard and Consular Guard bands to campaigns in Egypt and Italy, returning to Paris where he played at the Théâtre Montansier (1801–6). Discontented with the quality of the horn music, he re-entered the Conservatoire to study harmony with Catel and composition with Gossec. Later he studied with Reicha (...