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François-André Philidor
1726 - 1795
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F.A.D. Philidor
François-André Danican [François-André] Philidor (07/09/1726 - 31/08/1795), a French composer, born in Dreux, died in London. Besides being a rather gifted composer was also one of the best chess players of his time and is still known as such today. He was the youngest son of André Danican Philidor (c.1647-1730) and half brother of Anne Danican Philidor (1681-1728). He spent most of his career in Versailles, Paris and London.
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Composed in:1764
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Jean-Philippe Rameau
He wrote one requiem mass, which has been performed in 1764 in memory of the diseased French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764).
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
J.-Ph. Rameau