|Giovanni Maria BONONCINI|
Versailles. d-Dreux, 11 AUG 1730. He was an early member of a famous dynasty of composers and musicians in the French royal court. François-André Danican Philidor's father, was also known as Philidor l'ainé (Philidor the Elder). He was an oboist and crumhorn player. He was a member of the Grande Écurie military band and later performed at the Court, at the Royal Chapel, in the employ of Louis XIV.
GLUCK: "Armide" Paris (1777).