Armingaud, Jules


A noted French violinist, reputed to have been the first to introduce Beethoven's Quartets to the music world of Paris. He was born at Bayonne, and received his training there. When he presented himself at the Paris Conservatory, it is said, he was refused admission on the ground of being advanced beyond that need. He played violin in the orchestra of the Grand Opera, and with Leon Jacquard, Mas, and Edouard Lalo formed a string quartet that became famous. Later wind-instruments were added and the name became the Societe" Classique. Armingaud was the author of some music for the violin.