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Beaujoyeux [Beaujoyeulx], Balthasar de [Belgioioso, Baldassare de; ‘Baltazarini]locked

  • Carol MacClintock
  •  and Iain Fenlon


(b Piedmont, c1535; dc1587). Italian ballet-master and violinist. He went to France in about 1555 as leader of a band of violinists sent by the Maréchal de Brissac to Catherine de' Medici; soon he adopted French nationality and changed his name to Balthasar de Beaujoyeux. Beaujoyeux was not only a good musician and a competent violinist, but also a tactful and successful courtier who rapidly found favour with his French masters, serving successively as ...

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J.R. Anthony: French Baroque Music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau (London, 1973, 3/1997)
C. Burney: A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (London, 1776-89); ed. F. Mercer (London, 1935/R) [p. nos. refer to this edn]
I. Fenlon: Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua (Cambridge, 1980-82)