Jean-Joseph Mouret

Jean-Joseph Mouret (11 April 1682 in Avignon – 22 December 1738 in Charenton-le-Pont) was a French composer whose dramatic works made him one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his country. Even though most of his works are no longer performed, Mouret's name survives today thanks to the popularity of the Fanfare-Rondeau from his first Suite de symphonies, which has been adopted as the signature tune of the PBS program Masterpiece and is a popular musical choice in many modern weddings.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 11th, 1682 (Avignon), Died December 20th, 1738 (Charenton-le-Pont)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77863 10-in. 10/23/1933 Divertissement American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  


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