Michel Lambert

(1610 - 1696)

French composer. Sang as a boy at Champigny; served Gaston d'Orléans as a page in Paris, and Gaston's daughter as singer and member of' her "six violons" until at least 1652. Danced and sang in ballets at court during the 1650s; served as Maître de la musique de la chambre du Roy, from 1661 until his death and had a substantial reputation as a singing teacher. Hundreds of his airs are extant, as is some stage music produced in collaboration with Lully, along with a set of leçons de ténèbres from 1689, though most of his collections of airs printed under royal privilege are lost.

A Partial Michel LambertDiscography | VIIB: At the Court of Louis XIV