WEINGAERTNER, FELIX ALPHONSE:
French musician and composer; born at Nantes May 5, 1844. The son of a musician, he received his early education at home, later entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Paris, where he became the pupil of Alard and of Vieuxtemps. Returning to his native city, he established himself as a teacher of music, and gave several very successful concerts. In 1884 he was appointed principal of the Conservatoire at Nantes, which position he held until 1894, when he moved to Paris. There he soon acquired a reputation as a violinist, appearing in many concerts. He traveled through France, giving concerts in the more important cities.
- Curinier, Dict. Nat. ii. 231.