Jacques Duphly

Biography

Born: January 12, 1715; Rouen, France   Died: July 15, 1789; Paris, France  
Jacques Duphly was a popular harpsichordist and organist and the composer of bright, lively, and attractive keyboard music.

His parents were Jacques-Agathe Duphly and Marie-Louis Boivin. Records that Duphly made later show that he was taught by Dagincour in Rouen, and became the organist of the cathedral of Evreux, evidently at the age of 19.

He got a position at the church at St. Eloi. The old man he was replacing did not take
Read more kindly to this personnel decision, and locked the organ loft before he left and threw away the key. In 1740 he added the post of Notre Dame de la Ronde to his duties, with his sister Marie-Anne-Agathe Duphly sometimes substituting for him.

He decided to go to Paris and specialize in harpsichord, leaving St Eloi in 1742. He was praised for his light touch and a great ability to bring out the character of the pieces.

He started publishing books of original harpsichord music in 1744. His popularity continued to increase in popularity into the 1760s , publishing more volumes of harpsichord music.

The music is clearly modeled on that of Rameau. The earlier harpsichord music is especially well-crafted and imaginative. The final book of works, however, appearing 12 years after his heyday, is out of date and halfhearted. A few of his sonatas have violin accompaniment. The violin parts show almost no skill or inventiveness in handling that instrument.

He lived a simple and modest life, teaching and playing. He apparently never married, and left most of his estate to a man-servant in lieu of other heirs; the fate of his sister being unknown to history. Read less
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  • 1.
    Music From The Age Of Louis XV / John Kitchen
    Label: Delphian   Catalog: 34112 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin,  Antoine Forqueray,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  John Kitchen
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    Jacques Duphly / Christophe Rousset
    Label: Aparte   Catalog: 43 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Christophe Rousset
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    Leclair & His Rivals / Scheyegh, Halubek
    Label: Pan Classics   Catalog: 1008468 Release Date: 11/06/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Gabriel Guillemain,  Jean-Baptiste Cardon,  Jean-Pierre Guignon,  Jacques Duphly  ... 
    Performer:  Leila Schayegh,  Jorg Halubek
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    La Pleiade: Clavecinistas Franceses
    Label: Urtext   Catalog: 2024 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspard Le Roux,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Joseph-Nicolas-Pan Royer,  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Claudine Gomez-Vuistaz
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    Les Graces Francoises: Music Of The French Baroque
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1396 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolas Bernier,  François Couperin,  Jacques Duphly,  Michel Monteclair  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Grâces
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    Gustav Leonhardt Edition
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 731897 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Anthony Newman,  Elias Nikolaus Ammerbach,  Master John Taylor,  John Blitheman  ... 
    Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt,  Frans Brüggen,  Anner Bylsma,  Wieland Kuijken  ... 
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonhardt Consort
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    Medee Furieuse - Gautier, Lully, Etc / D'oustrac, Amarillis
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8934 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pierre Gaultier,  Antonio Giannettini,  Nicolas Bernier,  Louis-Nicolas Clérambault  ... 
    Performer:  Violaine Cochard,  Stéphanie D'Oustrac,  Héloise Gaillard,  Anne-Marie Lasla  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarillis
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    Flute Collection / Stephen Preston
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 19 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Devienne,  Johann Joachim Quantz,  Jacques Duphly,  Jacques Hotteterre  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Preston,  Lucy Carolan
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    Baroque / Alexandre Tharaud
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908379 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  François Couperin,  Jacques Duphly,  Jean-Philippe Rameau  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud
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    Duphly: Pieces De Clavecin / Elisabeth Joye
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 150 Release Date: 09/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Elisabeth Joyé
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    A French Collection - Marchand, Duphly, Couperin, Balbastre, Corrette, Royer
    Label: Paradizo   Catalog: 7 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly,  Louis Marchand,  Joseph Nicolas P. Royer,  Claude-Béninge Balbastre  ... 
    Performer:  Skip Sempé,  Bruce Kennedy
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    Leclair: Violin Sonatas Vol 1 / Standage, Mortensen
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 531 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly,  Jean Marie Leclair,  Antoine Forqueray,  Louis-Gabriel Guillemain  ... 
    Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen,  Simon Standage
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    Médée Furieuse - Gautier, Lully, Etc  / D'oustrac, Gaillard, Gaubert-jacques, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 157 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Gabrielli,  Jacques Duphly,  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  Louis-Nicolas Clérambault  ... 
    Performer:  Violaine Cochard,  Gilone Gaubert-Jacques,  Stéphanie D'Oustrac,  Héloise Gaillard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarillis
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    Jan Kalsbeek Fecit / Alert-jan Roelofs
    Label: Cd Baby   Catalog: 5637200822 Release Date: 11/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti,  Jacques Duphly,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Albert-jan Roelofs
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    Couperin: Tic Toc Choc, Etc / Alexandre Tharaud
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901956 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin,  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud,  Cyril Mordant
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    Harpsichord Recital / Bob Van Asperen
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54319 Release Date: 04/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Georg Muffat,  John Bull,  Bernardo Storace  ... 
    Performer:  Bob van Asperen
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    Label: Db Productions   Catalog: 113 Release Date: 03/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly
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    French Music On Two Harpsichords / Niquet, Beauséjour
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 23079 Release Date: 10/20/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly,  Charles Dieupart,  Jean Marie Leclair,  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
    Performer:  Hervé Niquet,  Luc Beauséjour
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    Urania - A Harpsichord In Space / Anssi Mattila
    Label: Alba   Catalog: 130 Release Date: 07/18/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gottlieb Muffat,  Johann Caspar Fischer,  Jacques Duphly,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Anssi Mattila
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    Benjamin Franklin's Musical World / Julianne Baird, Philomel Baroque
    Label: Spiritoso Classics   Catalog: 5637337514 Release Date: 04/04/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Oswald,  Thomas Augustine Arne,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Julianne Baird
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philomel Baroque Ensemble
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    Leclair: Violin Sonatas; Et Al / Standage
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 726 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Marie Leclair,  François Couperin,  Antoine Forqueray,  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Nicholas Parle
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    Quentin De La Tour - Musical Portraits
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45667 Release Date: 08/23/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Jean Barrière,  Antoine Forqueray,  Jacques Duphly  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Baumont
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    Duphly: Second Livre De Pièces De Clavecin / Schenkman
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2714 Release Date: 07/26/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Byron Schenkman
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    Duphly: Tercer Libro De Piezas De Clavecin / Millan
    Label: Verso   Catalog: 2011 Release Date: 06/29/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Duphly
    Performer:  Tony Millan,  Angel Gampedro
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  • 25.
    Les Delices De La Solitude - Couperin, Et Al / Charlston
    Label: Deux-elles   Catalog: 917 Release Date: 06/24/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-François Dandrieu,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Jacques Duphly,  Antoine Forqueray  ... 
    Performer:  Terence Charlston
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