Antoine Dauvergne

born on 4/10/1713 in Moulins, Auvergne, France

died on 12/2/1797 in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France

Antoine Dauvergne

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Antoine Dauvergne (October 3, 1713 in Moulins, Allier February 12, 1797 in Lyon) was a French composer and violinist. Dauvergne served as master of the Chambre du roi, director of the Concert Spirituel from 1762 to 1771, and director of the Opéra three times between 1769 and 1790. Dauvergne contributed both as a performer and composer to the classical music at the court at Versailles. He is most famous as the composer of Les troqueurs, a work which had a major influence on the development of French opéra comique.

In addition to operas and opera-ballets, Dauvergne composed a number of other works including violin sonatas (1739), trio sonatas, motets, and what he called Concerts de Simphonies (1751).

The name Dauvergne is sometimes written D'Auvergne. It means "from Auvergne," the region in the center of France covered by the volcanic Massif Central mountain range.

List of works


  • Les amours de Tempé (1752)
  • Les troqueurs (1753)
  • La coquette trompée (1753)
  • Enée et Lavinie (1758)
  • Les fêtes d'Euterpe (1758)
  • Canente (1760)
  • Hercule mourant (1761)
  • Polyxène (1763)
  • La vénitienne (1768)


  • Musique à Versailles - Dauvergne: Concerts de Simphonies. Performed by the Concerto Cologne. (Virgin Classics 2029-08-31 EMI 615422)


  • Article on Dauvergne (in French) in Goldberg Magazine
  • List of Dauvergne's staged works with comments (in German)
  • List of Dauvergne's staged works with comments (in French)

External links

  • Antoine IMSLP - International Music Score Library Project's {{{cname}}} page.
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