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François René Gebauer (1773–1845)

François René Gebauer (1773-1845) probably took part in the first performance ever of a traditional wind quintet. He was a bassoonist and composer who played with the Paris Opera orchestra, and was famed for the beauty of his tone. Professor at the Paris Conservoire from 1795-1802, and then from 1827-1838, he missed performing with Reicha's wind quintet, but wrote three of his own, along with much wind music and a bassoon tutor.
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