Michel Pignolet de Montéclair

Born 4 December 1667. Died 22 September 1737
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
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Michel Pignolet de Montéclair

Biography (Wikipedia)

Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (4 December 1667 – 22 September 1737) was a French composer of the baroque period.

He was born Michel Pignolet in Andelot, Haute-Marne, France, and only later added "Montéclair" (the name of a fortress in his home town) to his name. Little is known of his life, and there are no known portraits. He was the son of a weaver; his entrance into the choir school at the age of nine may have been the only chance of escaping the poverty of a weaver's life. In 1687, he went to Paris and joined the orchestra of the Opera, where he played the basse de violon. In Paris he studied with Jean-Baptiste Moreau.

At some point between 1687 and the early years of the new century, he seems to have been maître de musique to the Prince de Vaudémont and to have followed him to Italy. It was probably from there that he brought the idea to add the double bass to the opera orchestra.

All the time Montéclair must have worked as a music teacher of high regard: among his pupils were the daughters of his colleague François Couperin. Montéclair's approach to teaching was fresh and almost modern. He published books on teaching music (e.g., in 1709), and around 1730 he published Recueil de brunettes, which contains vocal music adapted for flute. The collection was expressly intended as a pedagogical tool to teach French style, and for this reason the music is underlaid with the text. He opened a music shop in 1721, retired from teaching in 1735, and gave up his position in the opera orchestra shortly before his death. He died in Domont in 1737.

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La Bergère
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Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
Concert no. 5 (La Guerre)
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Concert no. 5 (La Guerre)
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Pan et Syrinx - cantata for voice and bc: no.7; La Deesse nous apelle [air]
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Pan et Syrinx - cantata for voice and bc: no.7; La Deesse nous apelle [air]
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
Le Depit genereux - cantata for voice and continuo
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Le Depit genereux - cantata for voice and continuo
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Europe from 'Cantates à une et à deux voix'
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Europe from 'Cantates à une et à deux voix'
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La Bergère
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La Bergère
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Flute Concerto no.2 in C minor
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Flute Concerto no.2 in C minor
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L'Amour vangé
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L'Amour vangé
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Concert no. 1 for flute and continuo (Les Tourterelle)
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Concert no. 1 for flute and continuo (Les Tourterelle)
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
La Mort de Didon (Book I, Cantata XI)
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La Mort de Didon (Book I, Cantata XI)
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Le Depit Genereux - Cantata
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Le Depit Genereux - Cantata
Louis‐Nicolas Clérambault
Régnez, brillante Flore [Clérambault]/Sortez, tonnez, vents furieux [Montéclair]
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Régnez, brillante Flore [Clérambault]/Sortez, tonnez, vents furieux [Montéclair]
Les Arts Florissants
Sortez, tonnez, vents furieux, from 'L'enlevement d'Orithie', air
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Sortez, tonnez, vents furieux, from 'L'enlevement d'Orithie', air
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Le Triomfe de la Constance
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Le Triomfe de la Constance
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Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Basso Continuo
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Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Basso Continuo
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Pan et Syrinx
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Pan et Syrinx
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Jepthe - tragedie lyrique
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Jepthe - tragedie lyrique
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
La Morte di Lucretia for 2 voices & bc [from Troisieme Livre de Cantate, 1738]
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La Morte di Lucretia for 2 voices & bc [from Troisieme Livre de Cantate, 1738]
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
Cantata "Morte di Lucrezia"
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Cantata "Morte di Lucrezia"
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