Georges Barboteu

Georges Barboteu

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Georges Barboteu
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French and English horn player and composer
* 1. April 1924 Algier; † 30. September 2006 Paris

Georges Barboteu biography of the International Horn Society:

Georges Barboteu was the leading horn player in France and wrote etudes and other compositions for the horn that are staples of the repertoire and have been used as examination pieces at the Paris Conservatoire. He was "loved and appreciated for his charisma, his steadfast good humor, and his immense cordiality."
Barboteu was born in Algiers in 1924. His family was originally from Catalan but had lived in Algeria for generations. His father, Joseph Barboteu, was a professional horn player and professor at the Conservatoire d'Algiers. Georges started horn with his father at age nine and at age twelve was awarded a premier prix at the conservatory. At age 14 he played next to his father at the Grand Casino in Biarritz, France.
In 1939, Georges auditioned for the Paris Conservatoire, but World War II broke out and both Barboteus returned to Algeria. Georges played next to his father in the orchestra of Radio Algiers, then after three years his father turned the solo position over to his son. During this time, Georges also studied harmony and counterpoint, learned to play double bass, and wrote his first compositions.
After the war, in 1948, Barboteu returned to France and joined the Orchestre National (Radio France) under Charles Munch. In 1950 he was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire, and in 1951 he won the premier prix, soon thereafter winning first prize at the Geneva International Competition.
Barboteu played in the Orchestre del Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (the future Orchestre de Paris), solo horn with the Opera Comique, and in 1969 with the Orchestre de Paris. He was horn professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1969-1989 and founder of the Quintette Ars Nova.
Barboteu was a consummate musician. He was involved in all styles of music, from baroque to contemporary, including jazz (recording with Duke Ellington). He was a master at inspiring jazz and theatrical arrangers and composers to include horns in their orchestrations, from Franck Pourcel to Claude Bolling.
His recordings include an early recording of Schumann's Konzertstück, which was reissued in 1994 with other solo performances on The Magic of the French Horn.
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Georges Barboteu Discography

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J. Haydn* / Maurice André ; Georges Barboteu & Gilbert Coursier ; Marie-Claire Alain ; Orchestre De Jean-François Paillard*, Jean-Francois Paillard* J. Haydn* / Maurice André ; Georges Barboteu & Gilbert Coursier ; Marie-Claire Alain ; Orchestre De Jean-François Paillard*, Jean-Francois Paillard* - Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra In E Flat Major / Concerto For Two Horns And Orchestra In E Flat Major / Concerto For Organ And Orchestra In C Major (Album) Musical Heritage Society, Musical Heritage Society France 1963 Sell This Version
Telemann* / The Louvarts Hunting Horn Rally Of Paris*, Maxence Larrieu, Georges Barboteu, The Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra* Telemann* / The Louvarts Hunting Horn Rally Of Paris*, Maxence Larrieu, Georges Barboteu, The Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra* - Two Suites For Hunting Horns In D Major / For Flute In A Minor / Horn Concerto In D Minor (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club Australia 1968 Sell This Version
STU 70210 Michel Haydn* - Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Thérèse Chailley*, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard Michel Haydn* - Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Thérèse Chailley*, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Trois Concertos Pour Trompette, Cor, Orgue & Alto(LP, Album) Erato STU 70210 France 1969 Sell This Version
ZL 30617 Carl Maria von Weber - Jacques Lancelot, Paul Hongne, Georges Barboteu, Bamberger Symphoniker, Theodor Guschlbauer Carl Maria von Weber - Jacques Lancelot, Paul Hongne, Georges Barboteu, Bamberger Symphoniker, Theodor Guschlbauer - Klarinettenkonzert F-dur, Fagottkonzert F-dur, Concertino Für Horn E-moll(LP, Album) Erato ZL 30617 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Richard Strauss, Pierre Pierlot, Georges Barboteu, The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Theodor Guschlbauer Richard Strauss, Pierre Pierlot, Georges Barboteu, The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Theodor Guschlbauer - Oboe Concerto & Horn Concerto No.2 World Record Club UK Unknown Sell This Version
Mozart*, George Barboteu*, Collegium Musicum Of Paris*, Roland Douatte Mozart*, George Barboteu*, Collegium Musicum Of Paris*, Roland Douatte - 4 Concerti Pour Cor Et Orchestre Musidisc US Unknown Sell This Version
525 / 526 Sancho Panca / Barboteu*, Barraine* & Chailley* Sancho Panca / Barboteu*, Barraine* & Chailley* - Masterworks From France(2xLP, Transcription) The French Broadcasting System In North America 525 / 526 US Unknown Sell This Version
5083 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Frédéric Duvernoy - Orchestre De Chambre Gérard Cartigny / Georges Barboteu Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Frédéric Duvernoy - Orchestre De Chambre Gérard Cartigny / Georges Barboteu - Concerts de Sinfonies En France au XVIIIe Siècle(LP) Bam 5083 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 063-10.981 Franz Joseph Haydn* - Robert Veyron-Lacroix, Gérard Jarry, Michel Tournus, Georges Barboteu Et Gilbert Coursier, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse Direction Louis Auriacombe Franz Joseph Haydn* - Robert Veyron-Lacroix, Gérard Jarry, Michel Tournus, Georges Barboteu Et Gilbert Coursier, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse Direction Louis Auriacombe - Double Concerto En Fa Majeur / Sonate En Mi Bemol Majeur, Op.4 / Concerto En Ut Majeur(LP) La Voix De Son Maître 2C 063-10.981 France Unknown Sell This Version