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date: 20 November 2019

Haulteterre [Hauteterre, Hotteterre], Elisabeth delocked

  • Jane M. Bowers


(fl 1737–68). French composer and violinist. She did not come from La Couture where the Hotteterre family of musicians originated, and there is no demonstrable connection between her and that family. In April 1737 the Mercure de France reported that ‘Miss Hotteterre, young lady recently arrived from the provinces, has played [at the Concert Spirituel] several times on the violin various sonatas by Mr Leclair with all the intelligence, vivacity, and precision imaginable’. At the end of 1740 her Premier livre de sonates for violin and continuo appeared in Paris, dedicated to Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné. An ‘investigation of bowstrokes for novices’ included in this book suggests that she gave lessons on the violin. The publication of her second Concerto à cinq, for four violins, organ and cello, dedicated to Princess Adélaïde, was reported in the Mercure of January 1744. A second book of violin sonatas is listed in a catalogue of Le Clerc ...

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