Robert de Visée

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Robert de Visee (c. 1660 – 1732/1733)[1] was a French guitarist, lutenist, theorbist, and composer.

Life[change | change source]

Most of his early life is not known. He was called a theorbist in a letter written by Jean-Léonor Le Gallois de Grimarest. He published a book of guitar music in 1682. He was part of King Louis XIV's chamber musicians.[1] He became the guitar teacher of King Louis XV in 1719. Even so, he and his son were already called Maîtres pour la Guitarre (English: "Masters of the guitar") in 1690. He got his last payment as a court musician in 1732. It is thought that he died around that year.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Strizich, Robert; Ledbetter, David (2001). "Visée, Robert de". Grove Music Online (8th ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.29508.
  2. Dunn, Alexander (1989). Style and Development in the Theorbo Works of Robert Visée: an Introductory Study (Thesis). University of California, San Diego.