French harpsichordist Huguette Dreyfus died yesterday, 17 May, at the age of 88. Born in Mulhouse in 1928 she studied with Norbert Dufourcq and Ruggero Gerlin. In 1958, Dreyfus won the Geneva international harpsichord competition, becoming a prominent figure of ancient Renaissance and Baroque music and of the revival of the harpsichord in France. She taught at the Schola Cantorum at the Sorbonne and at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. Her many record productions include sonatas for violin and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach with Eduard Melkus or the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with Jean-Pierre Rampal.

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