- Jane M. Bowers
(bc? 1690; d Paris, Nov 26, 1762). French composer, flautist and teacher. He is sometimes erroneously referred to as Jean-Jacques. First identified as a ‘master of music’ in a marriage document of 1719, Naudot published his first compositions in 1726 and, according to Quantz’s autobiography, was among the several flautists active in Paris in 1726–7. In 1732 he was described by Walther as a ‘flourishing’ French flautist, and in 1739 was one of three flautists (with Lucas and Michel Blavet) whose ‘rare talent’ for the flute caused the poet Denesle to dedicate his poem Syrinx, ou L’origine de la flûte to them. Although it seems clear that Naudot was well known in Paris as a player, it is not known where he played; perhaps it was mainly in private salons, for the dedications to many of his works show that he had a number of aristocratic and bourgeois pupils and patrons. Between ...