Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre


Here Charlie plays dress-up as the French composer, organist and harpsichord player, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)

Jacquet de la Guerre was born to a family of musicians. She first performed the harpsichord at the Palace of Versailles, aged five, earning her the nickname “La Petite Merveille” (the small wonder). Jacquet de la Guerre was one of the few women to have her compositions published. Her first collection of compositions, ‘Pièces de clavessin’ (“Harpsichord Pieces”) was written in 1687. She was also the first woman to have an opera performed at the Académie Royal de Musique in 1694.

Card Details: A6, 350 gsm, matte finish; brown paper envelopes. Blank inside.

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