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Robert de Visée's place and date of birth are unknown. He is first mentioned (by Le Gallois) in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court. In 1709 he was appointed as a singer in the royal chamber, and in 1719 he was named 'Guitar Master of the King' (Maître de Guitare du Roi) to Louis XV, the ten-year-old great-grandson of Louis XIV who succeeded to the throne in 1715. Jean Rousseau reported in a letter of 1688 that Visée was a respected musician at Versailles, and also played the viol. The last payment in his name in state documents is dated 1732. It is to be assumed that he died about that time.


Robert de Visée (ca. 1655 – 1732/1733) Hans Meijer guitar

Prélude - copy Delaplanque guitar
Allemande - copy Delaplanque guitar
Courante - copy Antonio Stradivari 1688
Sarabande - copy Delaplanque guitar
Gavotte - copy Delaplanque guitar
Bourée - copy Delaplanque guitar
Menuet I & II - copy Antonio Stradivari 1688
Passacaille - copy Antonio Stradivari 1688
Gigue - copy Antonio Stradivari 1688

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