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Barrier, Jean-Baptiste [original burial site] b. May 2, 1707 d. June 6, 1747 Composer, Cellist. France's first great virtuoso cellist, he did much to popularize the instrument outside of its native Italy. Barrière was born in Bordeaux. He initially studied different types of viola da gamba before discovering the cello's richer sonorities. In 1731 he went to Paris as a string player for the Academie Royale de Musique (an early name for the Paris Opera), where his reputation soon blossomed. Within two years King Louis XV had granted him what amounted to a lifelong...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere des Innocents (Defunct), Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Marchand, Louis [original burial site] b. February 2, 1669 d. February 17, 1732 Organist, Composer. Called "Marchand the Grand", he was France's most famous organ virtuoso of his time. As organist of the Royal Chapel from 1706, he rivalled Francois Couperin as a keyboard artist and influenced Rameau. But he is best remembered today as the subject of an amusing anecdote in the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Marchand was born into a musical family in Lyon. At 15 he became organist of the Nevers Cathedral and created a sensation with his Paris debut in 1789, subsequently...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cimetiere des Innocents (Defunct), Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France