Charles Dieupart


Born: 1667; France   Died: 1740; England  
Charles Dieupart was a French composer whose most important work was his Six suittes de clavessin, a large collection of seven-movement suites said to have influenced the English Suites written by J.S. Bach, who was known to have made a copy of, and studied, Dieupart's magnum opus.

The year of Dieupart's birth is not known but records suggest his father was married in 1667. A 1695 tax statement lists Charles Dieupart as an
Read more organist and harpsichord teacher. Little else is known about his early years, and it is believed that his decision to settle in England in the early-1700s was the result of the extended visit to France by Elisabeth, Countess of Sandwich, daughter of the Count of Rochester, John Wilmot.

Elisabeth traveled to France for health reasons, probably in the late-1690s. She must have befriended Dieupart around 1700, for she is the dedicatee of the aforementioned Six suittes de clavessin, published 1701. Dieupart is known to have given a concert in London in February, 1703, and thus may have departed France late in 1702.

He provided incidental music to Britain's Happiness (1704), a play by Peter Motteux, staged at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. Dieupart had a hand as well in an Italian-style opera at that same theater, Arsinoe (1705), for which his friends and business associates, Italian cellist Nicola Haym and violinist Thomas Clayton, were involved musically. Dieupart, who reportedly played harpsichord with the orchestra, is thought to have written incidental music for the production.

He remained active in further London stage productions, either providing incidental music, as in the 1708 Motteux opera presentation, Love's Triumph, or playing harpsichord, as in Alessandro Scarlatti's Pirro e Demetrio, also in 1708.

After 1711 Dieupart retired from theatre work, both as composer and performer, and turned largely to playing in Handel's orchestra and teaching harpsichord. Dieupart seems to have composed little--perhaps some songs--after 1711 until the early-1720s, when he wrote a series of concertos, which included the 1722 Concerto for 2 oboes and 2 flutes.

Dieupart apparently remained busy in the 1730s, though his precise activities are unknown. Historian John Hawkins, who has provided most of the existing information about the composer, reported that in his later years Dieupart attended concerts in ?ale-houses' and had become otherwise neglectful. He died probably in London around 1740. Read less
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  • 1.
    Sonatas & Suites / Laurin, Paradiso, Marincic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2185 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolas Chédeville,  Anne Danican Philidor,  Charles Dieupart,  Marin Marais  ... 
    Performer:  Dan Laurin,  Anna Paradiso,  Domen Marincic
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  • 2.
    The Virtuoso Recorder Iii: Woodcock, Baston, Dieupart, Babell
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777885 Release Date: 08/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Woodcock,  John Baston,  Charles Dieupart,  William Babell
    Conductor:  Michael Schneider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Academica Frankfurt
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  • 3.
    Dieupart: Six Suites De Clavecin / Fernando Miguel Jaloto
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 95026 Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart
    Performer:  Fernando Miguel Jaloto
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  • 4.
    Dieupart: Les Suittes / Marti, Karshon
    Label: Carpe Diem   Catalog: 16303 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart,  Louis Couperin
    Performer:  Yizhar Karshon,  Soma [Viola da Gamba] Salat-Zakarias,  Ziv Braha,  Corina Marti
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    Dancing Baroque Music
    Label: Dux Records   Catalog: 600 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adam Reincken,  Nicolas-Antoine Lebčgue,  Charles Dieupart,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Urszula Bartkiewicz
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    Die Hofische Blockflote
    Label: Cornetto-verlag   Catalog: 10040 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arcangelo Corelli,  Giovanni Battista Fontana,  Jacques Hotteterre,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Astrid Andersson,  Anne [Viola da Gamba] Legene,  Corey Jamason,  Ricarda Hornych
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  • 7.
    Music of the French Baroque / Il Giardino Armonico
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100395 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart,  Robert de Visée,  Nicolas Chédeville,  Antoine Forqueray  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
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  • 8.
    Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition Vol 2
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001831802 Release Date: 06/04/2013   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg,  Anton Webern,  Alban Berg,  Ottorino Respighi  ... 
    Performer:  Helga Pilarczyk,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Mihaly Székely,  Olga Szönyi  ... 
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Rafael Kubelik,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Frederick Fennell  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica  ... 
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    Frans Bruggen Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 65836 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Francesco Barsanti,  Francesco Maria Veracini  ... 
    Performer:  Frans Brüggen,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Anner Bylsma,  Alda Stuurop  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brüggen-Consort
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    Shadows / Ramon Ortega Quero
    Label: Solo Musica   Catalog: 142 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Michel Blavet,  Francesco Maria Veracini
    Performer:  Luise Buchberger,  Peter Kofler,  Ramon Ortega Quero
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    The Nightingale and the Butterfly / Pamela Thorby, Elizabeth Kenny
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 341 Release Date: 06/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart,  François Couperin,  Anne Danican Philidor,  Robert de Visée  ... 
    Performer:  Pamela Thorby,  Elizabeth Kenny
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    The Amorous Flute
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 440079 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Marc'Antonio Ziani,  Johann Christoph Pepusch,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Munrow,  Oliver Brookes,  Christopher Hogwood,  Robert Spencer
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    Flutes In Baroque Music - Battista, Et Al / Stevin, Uhlir
    Label: Amabile   Catalog: 3 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Fontana,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Charles Dieupart,  Jean-B Loeillet  ... 
    Performer:  Václav Uhlír,  Jirí Stivín
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    Dieupart, Stenhammar, Paganini / Lindgĺrd, Henriques
    Label: Nosag Records   Catalog: 94 Release Date: 05/31/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart,  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  Niccolň Paganini,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Jakob Henriques,  Jonas Lindgĺrd
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    Dieupart: Six Suittes De Clavessin / Joseph Payne
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2617 Release Date: 04/22/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart
    Performer:  Joseph Payne
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    Corelli, Telemann, Et Al: Music For Recorder / Verhagen, Etc
    Label: Ottavo   Catalog: 30280 Release Date: 11/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Charles Dieupart,  Nicolas Chédeville,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Tini Mathot,  Reine-Marie Verhagen,  Jonathan Manson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corelli Ensemble
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  • 17.
    Dieupart: Les Six Suites / Colpron, Sempé, Napper
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22234 Release Date: 03/12/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Dieupart
    Performer:  Francis Colpron,  Skip Sempé,  Susie Napper
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    French Music 18th Century / Marijke Miessen
    Label: Teknon   Catalog: 5638073848 Release Date: 01/01/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Hotteterre,  François Couperin,  Charles Dieupart,  Marin Marais
    Performer:  Bob van Asperen,  Anner Bylsma,  Marijke Miessen,  Pieter Wispelwey
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    Heinichen, Veracini, Fasch, Pisendel, Quantz: Concerti / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 447644 Release Date: 01/23/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann David Heinichen,  Francesco Maria Veracini,  Charles Dieupart,  Johann Friedrich Fasch  ... 
    Performer:  Susanne Regel,  Monika Nielen,  Jed Wentz,  Marion Moonen
    Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
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    The Golden Age Of Harpsichord Music / Rafael Puyana
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 434364 Release Date: 11/14/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Philips,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Martin Peerson,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Rafael Puyana
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