Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon Louis

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Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon Louis (* 1746 in Marcei (Orne department), † March 29, 1825 Aubevoye (Eure department)) was a French composer, pianist and salonnière . In 1770 she married the architect Victor Louis (1731–1800).

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Her main musical works are a series of six sonatas for piano .

On June 20, 1770, she married Victor Louis, who wrote a biography about his wife. The marriage resulted in a child; Marie-Hélène-Victoire Louis, she died in 1848.

She was also a close friend of Denis Diderot's daughter , Marie-Angélique Vandeul.

Works (selection)

  • Six sonates pour le Clavecin ou le piano forte dont trois avec accompagnement de violon obligé. Op. 1, Paris 1769
  • Arrangements for keyboard instruments from the opera Fleur d'Épine.


  • Julie Anne Sadie; Rhian Samuel: The Norton / Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. WW Norton & Company. (1994), ISBN 978-0-393-03487-5 , p. 44.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Sophie Drinker Institute: Bayon, Baillon, Marie-Emmanuelle, m. Louis