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Barbey [Barbay, Barbet], Guillaumelocked

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(fl Paris, c1716–42). French string instrument maker. He was particularly well known as a maker of viols and his instruments are highly valued as examples of French craftsmanship. The viol virtuoso Marin Marais is known to have owned an instrument by him. A lengthy description of his talent and skill survives in the correspondence of Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (...

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Revue de musicologie
Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America
[flourished]
Revue belge de musicologie
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