Jean Hotteterre (1677–1720) was a composer and musician of the Hotteterre family at the court of Louis XIV of France. He and his brothers Jacques-Martin and Nicolas made many enhancements to the oboe, creating an "indoor" version similar to the shawm.[1] Jean worked at the family workshop on the rue de Harlay until his death.[2] Jean and Michel Philidor created the oboe.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Oboe History".
  2. ^ Giannini, Tula, "Jean Hotteterre" in Grove Music Online, Accessed 12.10.14