François Francœur


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(b Paris, 1698; d Paris, 1787).

Fr. composer and violinist. Twice manager of Paris Opéra (1757–67, 1772–5). Court musician (one of the 24 violones du roi), and superintendent of the King's Music, 1744–76. Wrote vn. sonatas, operas, and ballets. Collab. with F. Rebel.

Subjects: Music.

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