Jacques Champion de Chambonnières

(c. 1602—1672)

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(b Paris, c.1602; d Paris, 1672).

Fr. composer and harpsichordist. His father was harpsichordist to Louis XIII as he himself became to Louis XIV, who ennobled him. Regarded as founder of Fr. hpd. sch. Pubd. 2 books of Pièces de clavessin (1670), ed. in modern times by T. Dart, 1969.

Subjects: Music.

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