FRANCOIS ROBERDAY (1624 - 1680)
A goldsmith and enthusiastic musician, François Roberday served successively Anne of Austria (mother of Louis XIV) and Queen Marie-Thérèse. His interest in the organ was helped by his father’s possession of a chamber organ.
Roberday left one work for the organ, seemingly part of an unfinished project. His Fugues et caprices à quatre parties mises en partition pour l’orgue (‘Fugues and Caprices in four parts, scored for the organ’) was published in 1660.