(b. Paris, 1754; d. there, after 1813), member of a numerous family of musicians, and a famous oboist. He was a pupil of J . Chr. Fischer in London, 1790- 1792, and from 1794-1813 was oboe-teacher a t the Paris Conservatoire. He did much to raise the standard of oboe-playing in France. A flute concerto which appeared under his name is probably by his son Ch a r l e s (le jeune), an excellent flute-player (Fetis; Riemann ; Q.-L.).