Jean Hotteterre

Jean Hotteterre (1677–1720) was a French composer and musician of the Hotteterre family.[1]

Hotteterre worked at the family workshop on the Rue de Harlay, Paris until his death 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.[2]


  1. ^ Giannini, Tula (2001). "Hotteterre family [Haulteterre, Hauterre, Hauteterre, Hoteterre, Hoterre, Obterre, etc.]". Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.13401.
  2. ^ "History of the Oboe". Covey & Ramsay. Retrieved 19 October 2020.