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About

The Atelier Philidor is a publishing house & a library specialized in Early & Baroque Music. For preserving this musical heritage alive, the Atelier Philidor restores and reprints period editions of early & baroque. It's also an early music library you can access to and ask for the restoration of a work you're interested in.

 

When you deal with the Atelier Philidor, you meet a real musician with musical knowledge (flutist, singer & viola da gamba learner) and reliable customer service. So come in, browse and enjoy the site!

 

Why Philidor? A tribute to André Danican Philidor “l’Aîné”, Louis XIV composer and musician, born in Versailles about 1647 and died in Dreux in 1730. He was qualified as Ordinaire de la Musique du Roi, but essentially copyist and librarian of the monarch. In 1702, he is named Guard of the King’s Music Library, Louis XIV founded shortly after his advent in order to add to the productions of its reign all the musical works created under its predecessors, Henri IV and Louis XIII.