1711, Dec1772, Oct 8
a French violinist and composer, a younger contemporary of Jean-Philippe Rameau and enjoyed great success in his day. His first opus was a volume of violin sonatas, published in 1733. He became a violinist of the Chapelle royale and chamber and performed in some 100 concerts. Between 1734 and 1755 Mondonville composed 17 grands motets, of which only nine have survived. Although Mondonville's first stage work was a failure, he enjoyed great success with the lighter forms of French Baroque opera.
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