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Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre (3/17/1665 - 6/27/1729)

When Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre was only thirteen, she was described by one critic as "the marvel of our century." Less than a year earlier, her incredible abilities as a performer, composer, and improviser had been reported, noting that "for four years she has been appearing with these extraordinary qualities." Her talent was rewarded by the patronage of King Louis XIV, who saw to her financial needs and encouraged her work.

After the death of her husband in 1704, she put her energies into a series of concerts held in her home. These were, by all accounts, eagerly anticipated and well received. A contemporary noted that it was her ability to improvise that most astonished her listeners. She retired from public performance in 1717.

Jacquet de la Guerre composed in all the standard genres of the time. Most notable are her two larger works, an opera-ballet, Les jeux à l'honneur de la victoire (1685, now lost), and her five-act opera, Cephale et Procris (performed at the Académie Royale de Musique in 1694). Also of note are her two books of pieces for solo keyboard (1687 and 1707, the first to be published by a woman) and her 1707 collection of sonatas for harpsichord with an optional violin part.




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