Richardson, Joseph



Eminent English flutist and composer for his instrument. Was engaged in a number of orchestras in London, for many years being solo flute in Jullien's orchestra, after which he became the chief flute-player in the private band of Queen Victoria. He was especially remarkable for extreme accuracy and rapidity of execution, and his compositions for his  instrument are difficult and showy, including fantasias, variations, and arrangements; also a Russian national hymn.