Pierre Février

Born: 21st March 1696

Died: 5th November 1760

Birthplace: Abbeville, France

Pierre Février was a French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. Born at Abbeville on 21 March 1696, he arrived in Paris in 1720 and served as titular organist of two churches on Saint-Honoré street: the Jacobins' church (destroyed at the Revolution) and Saint-Roch (still standing). Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, who moved to Paris in 1750, was among his pupils and eventually succeeded Février at Saint-Roch. Pierre Février died in Paris on 5 November 1760.

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