François Borne

François Borne (1840–1920), sometimes spelled Bourne, was a French flautist playing with the orchestra of Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, composer and professor at "Conservatoire de Musique de Toulouse" (High School for Music in Toulouse).[1] He is recognized for technical improvements to the flute.[2] Furthermore, he is remembered today for his composition Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet's Carmen which is a staple of the Romantic flute repertoire.


  1. Blakeman, E "Taffanel: genius of the flute", p.128. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  2. "Francois Borne". Retrieved 3 October 2010.

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