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François Borne

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François Borne


François Borne (1840?, Charleroi, Belgium -1920? Toulouse, France), sometimes spelled Bourne, was a French flautist, composer and educator

Sources vary as to Borne's dates. Some, such as the Library of Congress, give them as 1840-1920, others as 1860-1930, and still others as 1862-1929.

Borne played with the orchestra of the Bordeaux Opera House, and was a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique de Toulouse. He is recognized for technical improvements to the flute. Furthermore, he is remembered today for his composition Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet's Carmen, which is a staple of the Romantic flute repertoire.

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