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date: 21 November 2019

Dupont, Pierrelocked

  • Neal Zaslaw


(d Paris, 1740). French violin teacher and dancing-master. He published Principes de musique par demandes et réponce (Paris, 1713, 3/1719/R, 4/1740), which is valuable for its systematic exposition of the French performing practice called notes inégales (unequal notes). He also published Principes de violon par demandes et par réponce, par le quel toutes personnes, pourant aprendre d’eux-mêmes a jouer du dit instrument (Paris, 1718, 2/1740), valuable for its explanations of the strict bowing patterns used in French dance music. Both treatises, although they reflected the conservative practice of the Lullian school, remained in print throughout the 18th century. At Dupont’s death legal documents referred to him as ‘marchand de musique’.

JohanssonFMP LabordeMP La LaurencieEF B. Gérard: ‘Inventaire alphabétique des documents répertoriés relatif aux musiciens parisiens conservés aux Archives de Paris’, RMFC, 13 (1973), 181–213 C.L. Schlundt and J.L. Schwartz: French Court Dance and Dance Music...

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