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Deux générations de musiciens au XVIIIe siècle : la famille Dobet de Chartres à Châteaudun, 1713-1839

Abstract : A father, his two sons and his daughter: four musicians over two generations, from the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th. Their destinies interlinked within a Chartres/Blois/Orleans triangle, with Châteaudun at the heart of it. Their paths followed the various possibilities then open to professional musicians. On the one hand, liturgical music in the service of the Church, from early childhood, with a choir-school formation, to old age, barring accidents. On the other hand, profane music, through a combination of teaching (harpsichord), composing, and serving the social elites. And also, for the daughter, the discreet life of an organist who did not leave her parents' home. The Revolution changed their lives, sharply putting an end to the two sons' careers, in the Church for one, in the fashionable circles of society for the other, and bringing them back to Châteaudun. There they played the organ of the Temple of Reason, before taking an active part in the post-Concordat cultual reconstruction. A "six-handed" inquiry in diverse sources has brought to life a family of obscure, though active, musicians, representing what was the cultural background of the provinces of modern France.
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Sylvie Granger, François Caillou, Christophe Maillard. Deux générations de musiciens au XVIIIe siècle : la famille Dobet de Chartres à Châteaudun, 1713-1839. Revue historique, Presses Universitaires de France, 2012, pp.391-419. ⟨halshs-00781598⟩



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