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François Giroust (1737-1799): Composer for Church, King and Commune: Life and Thematic Catalogue.

By: Jack Eby

Price: $127.40

Publisher: Olms Verlag: 2018

Seller ID: 1202964

ISBN: 348715529X

Condition: New


The career of François Giroust reads like a novel. Born in Paris in 1737, he began his musical life as a choirboy at Notre-Dame. His talent was such that at age 19 he was hired as maître at the Cathedral in Orleans. A spectacular success with his grand motets at the Concert Spirituel in 1768 led him back to Paris and the Church of the SS Innocents. His fame in Paris gained him a position at the Royal Chapel in 1775, at the court of Louis XVI. Later he was promoted to Surintendant of the King's music. He reached the summit of church and court music just as the French Revolution broke out; his... View more info