Compiègne

The following is an excerpt (p. 894) from a yearbook of government-certified teachers in France. It authorizes Marcel Tabuteau, following his 1904 graduation from the Paris Conservatoire, to give oboe lessons in his hometown of Compiègne during the year 1905. Although it is notable that at the age of 18 Tabuteau should have been so honored, in France, once one earned a Premier Prix in music, dance or theatre, you were accorded this right de rigeur, regardless of age. Tabuteau’s brother-in-law Émile Létoffé, a violinist, is also listed. Courtesy of Guy Baumier.