Louis-Gabriel Guillemain

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (5 November 1705, Paris - 1 October 1770) was a French composer and violinist. Probably born in Paris, Guillemain was raised by the Count de Rochechouart, and started studying violin at an early age. He was then sent to Italy to complete his training as violinist, and studied under Giovanni Battista Somis in Turin. At 24, Guillemain was working in Lyons, where he quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after performers, and was appointed first violinist of the Acad mie de Musique. His opus 1, Premier livre de sonates for violin and basso continuo, was published in Dijon in 1734. Guillemain eventually moved back to Paris, where, in 1737, he became a musicien ordinaire to the King. His career was progressing rapidly, and by early 1740s the composer was among the highest-paid musicians at the court, regularly performing in private concerts before the royal couple.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136571579
  • 9786136571577