A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Baton, Charles

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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians  (1900)  edited by George Grove
Baton, Charles

BATON, Charles, called 'le jeune' to distinguish him from his elder brother Henri, who performed on the musette. Was a player on the Vielle or hurdy-gurdy in Paris in the middle of the 18th century. He published an 'Examen de la lettre de M. Rousseau sur la musique Française' (Paris, 1754), and a 'Memoire sur la Vielle' in the 'Mercure' for 1757. He improved his instrument, and composed much for it—Suites for two vielles, musettes, etc. Baton died at Paris in 1758.