Atala Thérèse Annette Wartel, née Adrien, (born Paris, 2 July 1814, died Paris 6 November 1865) was a French pianist, music educator, composer and critic.
Thérèse Wartel was the daughter of the opera singer Martin-Joseph Adrien or Andrien (1767-1822) and the Baroness Gabrielle Constance de Philippy de Bucelly d'Estrées (1782-1854). She was also the sister of the piano virtuoso Rosine-Charlotte DelSarte (née Adrien) who was the wife of the renowned French music and movement teacher Francois DelSarte (1811-1871).
Martin-Joseph Adrien was a French operatic bass.
François Alexandre Nicolas Chéri Delsarte was a French singer, orator, and coach. Though he achieved some success as a composer, he is chiefly known as a teacher in singing and declamation (oratory).
She studied music at the Conservatoire, became an accompanist, and from 1831-38 taught as a professor at the Conservatoire.She was the first female soloist ever admitted at the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in 1838.
The Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire was a symphony orchestra established in Paris in 1828. It gave its first concert on 9 March 1828 with music by Beethoven, Rossini, Meifreid, Rode and Cherubini.
In 1833 she married tenor Pierre-François Wartel (1806-1882), and had a son Émile who performed for many years at the Théâtre-Lyrique, and later established a vocal school of his own.
Pierre-François Wartel, was a French tenor and music educator. His wife was Thérèse Wartel, a talented pianist, and their son Émile was a bass who sang and created several operatic roles between 1857 and 1870 at the Théâtre Lyrique and later founded his own singing school.
Louis Émile Wartel was an opera singer and teacher active in Paris. He was the son of the musicians François Wartel and Thérèse Wartel.
Wartel composed caprices, fantasies, etudes, ballads and romances. Selected compositions include:
Wartel also published a number of articles and letters on music subjects.
Gabrielle d'Estrées, Duchess of Beaufort and Verneuil, Marchioness of Monceaux was a mistress, confidante and adviser of Henry IV of France. She persuaded Henry to renounce Protestantism in favour of Catholicism in 1593. Later she urged French Catholics to accept the Edict of Nantes, which granted certain rights to the Protestants. It was legally impossible for the king to marry her, because he was already married to Margaret of Valois, but he acknowledged Gabrielle as the mother of three of his children, and as "the subject most worthy of our friendship".
Marcel Moyse was a French flautist. Moyse studied at the Paris Conservatory and was a student of Philippe Gaubert, Adolphe Hennebains, and Paul Taffanel; all of whom were flute virtuosos in their time. Moyse played principal flute in various Paris orchestras and appeared widely as a soloist and made many recordings. His trademark tone was clear, flexible, penetrating, and controlled by a fast vibrato. This was a characteristic of the ‘French style’ of flute playing that was to influence the modern standard for flutists worldwide.
Adrien-François Servais was one of the most influential cellists of the nineteenth century. He was born and died in Halle, Belgium. He is one of the founders of the Modern Cellistic Schools of Paris and Madrid, which began with his friend Auguste Franchomme and his disciple Víctor Mirecki Larramat. His compositions are still being studied, performed and recorded all over the world.
Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs is a painting by an unknown artist circa 1594. It now hangs at the Louvre in Paris and is usually thought to be the work of a painter from the Fontainebleau School.
Émile Sauret was a French violinist and composer. Sauret wrote over 100 violin pieces, including a famous cadenza for the first movement of Niccolò Paganini's First Violin Concerto, and the "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1894).
Charles-Édouard Lefebvre was a French composer.
David Devriès was a French operatic lyric tenor noted for his light, heady tone, and polished phrasing. He represents a light style of French operatic singing that was popular in the 19th century.
Marie Anne de Bourbon was a French court office holder, Surintendante de la Maison de la Reine to queen Marie Leszczyńska. She was the daughter of Louis III, Prince of Condé. Her father was the grandson of le Grand Condé and her mother, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Nantes, was the eldest surviving daughter of Louis XIV of France and his maîtresse-en-titre, Madame de Montespan. She was known as Mademoiselle de Clermont.
The Paris Conservatory Flute Concours was the most highly regarded flute contest in Paris in the (musical) Romantic Period. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Paris was home to the world's cultural elite. At this time the Paris Conservatoire was considered to be the finest institute in France for music studies. Paul Taffanel was a professor at this Conservatoire, as well as the founder of the modern French school of flute playing.
Françoise Charlotte Amable d'Aubigné, Duchess of Noailles was the wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles, 3rd Duke of Noailles. She was the niece of Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon, and her heiress.
François Marie de Lorraine was a French nobleman and member of the House of Lorraine. He was known as the prince de Lillebonne. He was also the Duke of Joyeuse.
Victor-Alphonse Duvernoy was a French pianist and composer. Duvernoy counts composer Alexander Winkler (1865–1935) and Norah Drewett de Kresz (1882–1960) among his students. His brother was singer and pianist Edmond Duvernoy.
François-Joseph Naderman was a classical harpist, teacher and composer, the eldest son of the well-known eighteenth century harp maker Jean Henri Naderman. The profession of his father, luthier, is certainly at the root of his vocation.
André-Elzéard d'Arbaud II de Jouques (1737-1793) was a French aristocrat, lawyer and public official.
Adolphe Marty was a French organist, improviser, composer and music educator who was blind for most of his life.
Constance-Caroline Lefebvre, sometimes spelled Lefèvre, was a French opera singer described as a mezzo-soprano and as a soprano. She started her career in 1849 and performed until her retirement in 1866, mostly playing "dugazon" roles. She married her stage partner, famous baritone and composer Jean-Baptiste Faure, in 1859.
Louis-Barthélémy Pradher was a French composer, pianist and music educator.