Gaspard le Roux

Composer. Born 1660. Died 17 June 1707
Gaspard le Roux
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Gaspard le Roux

Gaspard le Roux Biography (Wikipedia)

Gaspard Le Roux (c. 1670 – c. August 1706) was a French harpsichordist active in Paris at the beginning of the 18th century. Little is known of his life, which is exacerbated by the commonality of his name among musicians and dance instructors in Paris. A Le Roux is mentioned as the contributor of an air spirituel in Mercure galant (March 1690), but whether this refers to Gaspard in unclear. The name is also found in Nicolas de Blégny's Le Livre commode contenant les adresses de la ville de Paris … pour l’année 1692, although no address is included; in a tax document, Rolle des sommes qui seront payées par les Organistes et Professeurs de Clavecin de la Ville et fauxbourgs; two records of Gaspard Le Roux receiving annuities through the notaire publique Alexandre Lebèvre are dated 8 May 1702 and 5 August 1706 [this is the last known reference to Le Roux]; and the record of his being granted a Privilège du Roy [sic] dated 9 April 1705. [A previously discovered reference by French musicologist Pierre Hardouin that claimed the receipt of an inventory of Le Roux's chattels on 7 June 1707 has been proved incorrect. Hardouin mistook the name Gaspard Roux as Gaspard Leroux: Roux has been traced as far back as 1 February 1694; subsequent entries describe him as le sr Roux (14 June 1696) and bourgeois de Paris (7 September 1696), suggesting the subject Hardouin mistook as Gaspard Le Roux was someone other, possibly a rentier who lived off annuities from the town of Paris.]

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Sebastian Le Camus, Gaspard le Roux, Michel Lambert, Elena Andreyev, Etienne Galletier, Gwennaëlle Alibert, Angélique Mauillon, Ground Floor, Juliette Perret & Marc Mauillon (French baritone)
2 French airs and 1 piece for harpsichord
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Suite in D major
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Suite in D major
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Suite in D
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