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Louis-Claude Daquin

Biography

Born: July 4, 1694; Paris, France   Died: June 15, 1772; Paris, France  
A child prodigy and a student of Louis Marchand (not to mention godson of composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, who gave him his first keyboard lessons), Louis-Claude Daquin first attracted attention at age six, when he played the clavecin for King Louis XIV. Descent from a line of Jewish intellectuals did not impede his early professional progress. At age eight he conducted his own Beatus vir at Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, and by age 12 he had Read more become organist at the convent of Petit St.-Antoine, where the faithful flocked to hear the wunderkind organist as much as to attend religious services. In 1727 he triumphed over Jean-Philippe Rameau in a competition for a position he would hold for the rest of his substantial life, organist at St.-Paul. In 1732 he added to his duties organist of the Cordeliers, succeeding Marchand. As if this weren't enough, in 1739 he found himself appointed -- this time without competition -- as organist of the Chapelle Royale. Furthermore, he was given one of the four organ posts at Notre Dame in 1755. He also performed as a guest at several other venues. Just as conductor Herbert von Karajan held so many important simultaneous posts in the twentieth century that he was called the "music director of Europe," Daquin was the principal organist of Paris.

Daquin was a celebrated improviser, but he also wrote widely for publication; his most famous composition is the twittering bird piece Le Coucou. Christmastime always brings performances and recordings, particularly in France, of his Noëls pour l'orgue ou la clavecin. His other major publication is the Livre de pièces de clavecin, first published in 1735. Some of his pieces are strongly influenced by Couperin, but many are quite original; some are obsessed with a single, unvaried melodic unit, while others take an up-to-date, fully fleshed-out sonata form. Read less
Christmas Organ Music -  Bach, Dandrieu, Daquin, Etc / Alain
Release Date: 11/07/1995   Label: Erato  
Catalog: 10703   Number of Discs: 1
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Daquin: Livre De Noels / Vincent Boucher
Release Date: 11/11/2014   Label: Atma Classique  
Catalog: 22703   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    100 Classical Masterworks
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002188102 Release Date: 01/06/2015   Number of Discs: 5
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    Deutsche Geistliche Barockmusik: Weihnachten (German Baroque Sacred Music: Christmas)
    Label: Ricercar   Catalog: 349 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Christoph Graupner,  Various,  Samuel Scheidt,  Dietrich Buxtehude  ... 
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    Daquin: Livre De Noels / Vincent Boucher
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22703 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Claude Daquin
    Performer:  Vincent Boucher
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    Christmas Organ: Noel Aux Orgues De Tende Et De Chambery
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 958199 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Zipoli,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Various  ... 
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    Portrait Einer Konigin
    Label: Rondeau Productions   Catalog: 6037 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  César Franck,  Max Reger  ... 
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    Deux Siecles d'Orgue / Lebegue, Bouvard, Desenclos, Espinasse, Robin
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 950 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue,  Jacques-Denis Thomelin,  Guillaume Gabriel Nivers,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Baptiste Robin,  François Espinasse,  Michel Bouvard,  Frédéric Desenclos
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    Three Centuries of Organ Music at Notre Dame de Paris / Olivier Latry
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5338 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolas Séjean,  Guillaume A. Calviere,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Claude-Béninge Balbastre  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Latry
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  • 8.
    Music For Bird Lovers
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1269 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Souter,  Ian Giles,  Matthew Spring,  James Gregory  ... 
    Conductor:  Alberto Lizzio,  David Croft,  Henry Adolph,  Julia Craig-McFeely
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  • 9.
    100 Best Organ Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 332452 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolas Kynaston,  Nicholas Kynaston,  Noel Rawsthorne,  Lionel Rogg  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Georges Prêtre
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    50 Best Organ Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 333162 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Louis-Nicolas Clérambault,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Lionel Rogg,  Noel Rawsthorne,  Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier,  Maurice Duruflé  ... 
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Steuart Bedford,  Michel Plasson
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    The Metzler Organ In St. Jakob Friedberg
    Label: Tyx Art   Catalog: 12008 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Morandi,  Georg Muffat,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  John Stanley  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Schnur
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    The Harmonious Blacksmith - Favorite Harpsichord Encores / Aldwinckle
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1293 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Claude Daquin
    Performer:  Robert Aldwinckle
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    Label: Farao   Catalog: 100205 Release Date: 01/01/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Michel Richard Delalande,  Franz Xaver Murschhauser,  Louis-Claude Daquin  ... 
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    A Baroque Christmas [3-CD Set]
    Label: Ricercar   Catalog: 329 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Various,  Samuel Scheidt,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Matthias Weckman  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr,  John Elwes,  Ian Honeyman,  James Bowman  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Boterf,  Jean Tubery,  Philippe Pierlot,  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon  ... 
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    Noel: A Classical Guitar Christmas / Muratore
    Label: Cd Baby   Catalog: 5638031758 Release Date: 11/07/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Gustav Holst,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré  ... 
    Performer:  John Muratore
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    Bonbons For Organ / Martin Setchell
    Label: Atoll Records (New Zealand)   Catalog: 600 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Albert Renaud,  George Frideric Handel,  Felix Arndt,  Francois Dubois  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Setchell
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    Splendeurs De L'orgue Francais, Vol. 2
    Label: Ligia   Catalog: 104232 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Couperin,  Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue,  Louis Marchand,  Gilles Jullien  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Vernet,  Cedrick Meckler
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    Jack Mitchener Plays Christmas Organ Music
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 936 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Marcel Dupré,  Felix Alexandre Guilmant  ... 
    Performer:  Jack Mitchener
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    Great Cathedral Organs [13-CD Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0852952 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Henry Purcell,  Sigfrid Karg-Elert  ... 
    Performer:  Noel Rawsthorne,  Francis Jackson,  Douglas Guest,  Simon Preston  ... 
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    Noel - Christmas Edition Sampler
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2928223 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Xaver Gruber,  Heinrich Schütz,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Agnès [Soprano Vocal] Mellon,  Chiara Banchini,  Andrew Lawrence-King,  Yves Roure  ... 
    Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay,  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
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    Noels A L'orgue / Rene Saorgin
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2928199 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Zipoli,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Various  ... 
    Performer:  René Saorgin,  Yves Roure
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  • 22.
    The Classical Album 2011
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566202 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Franz Liszt,  Jules Massenet,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli,  Lang Lang,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Anna Netrebko  ... 
    Conductor:  Adám Fischer,  James Levine,  Claudio Abbado,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
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  • 23.
    S'il Vous Plait / Mie Miki
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1804 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Domenico Scarlatti,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Mie Miki
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  • 24.
    Bizarre Or Barock / Elizabeth Anderson
    Label: Move   Catalog: 3179 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Willard Palmer,  Traditional,  Jean-François Dandrieu,  Louis-Claude Daquin  ... 
    Performer:  Danny Fischer,  Kylie Davies,  Elizabeth Anderson
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    Luneville (France 1742) / Frederic Desenclos
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 651 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Desmarest,  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  Louis-Claude Daquin,  Felix Alexandre Guilmant  ... 
    Performer:  Frédéric Desenclos
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