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Jean-Marie Leclair

The French violinist and composer Jean-Marie Leclair (also known as “the elder” to tell apart him from a younger brother who passed the same name) is remembered for a highly effective synthesis of his own Parisian musical heritage using the Italian sonata style brought into vogue by Corelli. Given birth …

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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau was among the truly multifaceted music artists of his time. Acclaimed for his innovative and well-known operas, he was also called one of the biggest organists in France, and his theoretical writings continue steadily to impact musical thinkers over two generations afterwards. Although his dad was a specialist …

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