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Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre was a French composer, harpsichordist and the first French woman who published a book of harpsichord pieces. She wrote instrumental chamber music, pieces for the keyboard and vocal pieces. Some of her known compositions are "Les Pièces de Clavecin;" her first published collection of harpsichord pieces, and "Cephale et Procris;" a musical tragedy.

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September 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm
(1) Vicente says:

It’s a shame that we don’t know more about women that were great musicians. Even today women conductors or soloists are treated as second class musicians. Thank you for posting this.

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