Born into a musical family of harpsichordists and organists, and considered the father of the French harpsichord school, Jacques Champion de Chambonnières performed at the courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. Both his music and his playing were quite popular and were compared favorably to that of Louis Couperin. It is easy to recommend these suites, especially with the fluent interpretations of Françoise Lengellé.
"His music is of high quality and doesn't deserve to be neglected. I can't understand why Louis Couperin's harpsichord music has been recorded completely several times, and so far no complete recording of Chambonnières' oeuvre has been released."—Musica dei Donum