Louis Claude d’Aquin (Daquin)
(1694 - 1772)
Daquin short biography
One of the most famous French composers and organists, Louis-Claude d'Aquin performed on the clavecin for King Louis XIV at the age 6. At age 12, d'Aquin accepted the position of the organist at St. Antoine. In 1727, Daquin was appointed organist of St. Paul after winning a competition against the already famous Jean-Phillipe Rameau. Additionally, Louis-Claude d'Aquin also briefly worked as the Organist of the Royal Chapel. Daquin was admired for his outstanding virtuosity and inventive improvisations. Daquin's work Noel Variations is considered the best French organ composition of the 18th century.
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