Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray

French composer and son of Antoine Forqueray. Born 3 April 1699. Died 15 August 1782
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
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1699-04-03
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Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray

Biography (Wikipedia)

Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (3 April 1699 – August 1782), the son of Antoine Forqueray, was a player of the viol and a composer.

Forqueray was born in Paris. He is most famous today for his 1747 publication of twenty-nine pieces for viol and continuo which he attributed to his father (except for three, for which he himself took credit). In the advertissements he states that he was responsible for the bass line (thus the figures as well) and the viol fingerings. Stylistically, they are very much influenced by Italian music and belong to the generation of Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764) and Jean-Pierre Guignon (1702–1774). Modern violists regard these Pieces de viole as the most virtuosic music for the instrument.[citation needed] Paolo Pandolfo and Lorenz Duftschmid have both recorded the complete publication.[citation needed]

Forqueray arranged the same pieces for harpsichord and published these in 1749 (ed. Colin Tilney, Paris, 1970) but remarkably did not transpose any of the music, so the melodies lie relatively low in the range of the harpsichord.[citation needed]

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Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
La Morangis, ou La Plissay - chaconne
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La Morangis, ou La Plissay - chaconne
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
La Morangis, ou La Plissay – chaconne (from 'Pieces de Viole, Paris, 1747')
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La Morangis, ou La Plissay – chaconne (from 'Pieces de Viole, Paris, 1747')
Ensemble 1700
Two keyboard pieces: 1. La Du Vaucel; 2. La Angrave
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Two keyboard pieces: 1. La Du Vaucel; 2. La Angrave
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
La D'aubone - sarabanda (from "Pieces de Viole, Paris, 1747")
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La D'aubone - sarabanda  (from "Pieces de Viole, Paris, 1747")
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
La Leclair
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La Leclair
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray
La Bouron from Suite no.2 for harpsichord in G major
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La Bouron from Suite no.2 for harpsichord in G major
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