Robert de Visée
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Robert de Visée

Robert de Visée Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert de Visée (c.1655 – 1732/1733) was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of the French kings Louis XIV and Louis XV, as well as a singer and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar.

Robert de Visée's place and date of birth are unknown. He probably knew Francesco Corbetta and would have been familiar with his music. Fétis (1865, pp. 365–66) claimed that he studied with Corbetta and this information has been repeated uncritically in later sources including Strizich and Ledbetter 2001. It is however unsupported by any documentary evidence (Charnassé, Andia, and Rebours 2001, p. 21). He is first mentioned (by Le Gallois) in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court. In 1709 he was appointed as a singer in the royal chamber, and in 1719 he was named 'Guitar Master of the King' (Maître de Guitare du Roi) to Louis XV, the ten-year-old great-grandson of Louis XIV who succeeded to the throne in 1715. Jean Rousseau reported in a letter of 1688 that he was a respected musician at Versailles, and also played the viol (Strizich and Ledbetter 2001). The last payment in his name in state documents is dated 1732. It is to be assumed that he died about that time (Charnassé, Andia, and Rebours 2001, p. 25).

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Excerpts from 'Livre de Guittare'
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Excerpts from 'Livre de Guittare'
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Chaconne en sol majeur
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Chaconne en sol majeur
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Prelude
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Prelude
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Suite in G major
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Suite in G major
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Suite in A major for theorbo
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Suite in A major for theorbo
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Suite no. 9 in D minor
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Suite no. 9 in D minor
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Prelude - Les Sylvains de Mr Couperin - Menuet - Gavotte
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Prelude - Les Sylvains de Mr Couperin - Menuet - Gavotte
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La Villanelle
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La Villanelle
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Prelude in a minor; La Mascarade, Rondeau [
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Prelude in a minor; La Mascarade, Rondeau [
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Prelude in A minor
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Prelude in A minor
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La du Hautmenil Sarabande
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La du Hautmenil Sarabande
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Sarabande from Pieces for Theorbo in C minor
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Sarabande from Pieces for Theorbo in C minor
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Suite in C minor
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Suite in C minor
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Allemande 'La Royale' in D minor
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Allemande 'La Royale' in D minor
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Chaconne
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Chaconne
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La Montfermeil
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La Montfermeil
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Pieces in G major: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gigue
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Pieces in G major: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gigue
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Les Sylvains de M'Couperin
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Les Sylvains de M'Couperin
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Suite ou le Ton de la Chevre
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Suite ou le Ton de la Chevre
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Chaconne in A minor
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Chaconne in A minor
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La Montfermeil, Rondeau
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La Montfermeil, Rondeau
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La Venitienne du M. Foucroy, Gigue
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La Venitienne du M. Foucroy, Gigue
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Tombeau de Vieux Gallot
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Tombeau de Vieux Gallot
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Prelude in A minor
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Prelude in A minor
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Courante
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Courante
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La grotte de Versailles de Mr J.B. Lully (1685)
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La grotte de Versailles de Mr J.B. Lully (1685)
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Suite no. 9 in D minor for guitar
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Suite no. 9 in D minor for guitar
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Sarabande [Picture: Les charmes de la vie (The Charms of Life) – Wallace Collection, Londo
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Sarabande [Picture: Les charmes de la vie (The Charms of Life) – Wallace Collection, Londo
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Chaconne in G major
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Chaconne in G major
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Logistille de Roland de Mr J.B. Lully (1685)
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Logistille de Roland de Mr J.B. Lully (1685)
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Suite No.12 in E minor
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Suite No.12 in E minor
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