Gaultier, le vieux

About 1597-about 1670

Celebrated French lutenist (supposed to be identical with Jacques Gaultier, and to have been born at Lyons), was a pupil of Mesangeau and Court lutenist in London from 1617 to 1647, when he returned to Paris, where with his cousin Denys he formed many pupils of note. The library of the Paris Conservatory contains some of his compositions.