A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Navoigille
NAVOIGILLE, whose real name was Guillaume Julien, was born at Givet about 1745; came to Paris, was adopted by an Italian, patronised by Monsigny, entered the band of the Duke of Orleans, and opened a free violin school, in which Boucher, the well-known virtuoso, was educated. He composed duets and trios for strings, and two theatrical pieces, the music of which largely consisted of well-known airs. Navoigille died in Paris, Nov. 1811. He was a good leader, but his name would have been forgotten, but for the mistake committed by Fétis in attributing to him the authorship of the 'Marseillaise.'
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