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Francois Couperin

French composer  Francois Couperin (le grand) was born in Paris in 1668. Composer harpsichordist and organist, he was the son of Charles Couperin the organist of St. Gervais in Paris and is the most important member of the Couperin dynasty. He wrote some of the finest music of the French classical school, and may be considered the most important musical figure in France between Lully and Rameau.On his father's premature death the organist position was held by Lalande.

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