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Godecharle [Godecharles, Godschalck], Eugène(-Charles-Jean)locked

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(b Brussels, bap. Jan 15, 1742; d Brussels, June 26, 1798). Flemish violinist and composer. He was the eldest son of Jacques-Antoine Godecharle, a singer at the royal chapel, 1734–80, and Isabelle Delsart. According to Fétis he was a chorister at the royal chapel and was then sent to Paris by Prince Charles of Lorraine to perfect his violin playing. He was attached to the church of St Géry as a musician, and later became ...

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