Michel Lambert

Biography

Born: 1610; Champigny-sur-Veude, France   Died: June 29, 1696; Paris, France  
Lambert was a musician and tutor in Paris for Gaston of Orleans, brother of Louis XIII. He was known as an important singer and teacher, even in his own time, and holds a position as the most important composer of French airs in the second half of the 17th century. Through his compositions, Lambert played a part in influencing the French opera composers of his day. Lambert was a musician and tutor in Paris for Gaston of Orleans, brother of Louis XIII. He was known as an important singer and teacher, even in his own time, and holds a position as the most important composer of French airs in the second half of the 17th century. Through his compositions, Lambert played a part in influencing the French opera composers of his day. Read less