Vidal, Louis Antoine
Cellist and writer; born at Rouen. His instruction on the cello was obtained from Franchomme. He was a friend and admirer of Vuillaume, the musical instrument-maker. His work, Les Instruments a Archet, is a comprehensive and interesting work on stringed instruments, makers, performers and composers. It is beautifully illustrated and is valuable for its new ideas and verification of facts. Other publications by him are La Chapelle St. Julien des Menetriers, and La Lutherie et les Luthiers.