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François COUPERIN

French François COUPERIN

French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist

Source :  Michel ROUET

Born: on November 10, 1668 in Paris, France
Died: on September 11, 1733 in Paris, France


Biography

Couperin was born into one of the best known musical families of Europe. His father Charles was organist at Church Saint-Gervais in Paris, a position previously occupied by Charles's brother Louis Couperin, a highly regarded keyboard virtuoso and composer whose career was cut short by an early death. As a boy, François must have received his first music lessons from his father. Unfortunately, Charles died in 1679. The church council at Saint-Gervais hired Michel Richard Delalande to serve as new organist, with the condition that François would replace him at age 18.

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- Category Composer