Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 22 September 2019

Alday family [Aldaye, Aldée]locked

  • Barry S. Brook
  •  and Richard Viano

Extract

[Aldaye, Aldée]

French family of musicians. Considerable confusion surrounds the members of the Alday family, as several have the same first initial; both Grove5 and RISM have attributed many of the works of the various Aldays incorrectly. The first known musician in the family, Alday le père (first name unknown, b Perpignan, 1737), was a violin teacher and composer. According to Fétis's unsupported story, he learnt the mandolin in Italy while secretary to a grand seigneur, and was married in Avignon. Choron and Fayolle reported that he settled in Paris as a professor of the mandolin. His sons were (1) François Alday l'aîné and (2) Paul Alday le jeune.

(b Mahón, Menorca, c1761; d ?Lyons, after 1835). Violinist, organist, teacher and music director. He was the older son of Alday père. The Alday name, presumably referring to François, first appeared in the Parisian press in 1771 after a performance at the Concert Spirituel: ‘M. Aldaye fils, âgé d'environ dix ans, a joué sur la mandoline avec autant de rapidité que de précision’ (...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Revue et gazette musicale de Paris
F.-J. Fétis: Biographie universelle des musiciens
C. Pierre: Histoire du Concert spirituel 1725-1790 (Paris, 1975)
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
B.S. Brook: La symphonie française dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1962)
A.-E. Choron and F.J.M. Fayolle: Dictionnaire historique des musiciens
E.L. Gerber: Neues historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler