Louis-Claude Daquin

Louis-Claude Daquin
4.07.1694 - 15.06.1772


Louis-Claude Daquin (or d'Acquin), (July 4, 1694 – June 15, 1772) was a French composer of Jewish birth writing in the Baroque and Galant styles. He was a virtuoso organist and harpsichordist. Louis-Claude Daquin was born in Paris, to a family originating from Italy. At the age of 12, he became organist at the Sainte-Chapelle. In 1727 he was appointed organist at the church of St. Paul in Paris. In 1739 he became organist to the king. In 1755 he was made titular organist at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, succeeding Antoine Calvière. 

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