Louis-Claude Daquin was a French composer and organist who was active in the 18th century. He is best known for his keyboard music, particularly his harpsichord works, which are notable for their virtuosity and technical demands.
Daquin was born in 1694 in Paris, France, and began studying music at a young age. He later became the organist at the Church of the Jacobins in Paris, and his music was highly influential in the development of the French harpsichord tradition. Some of his most famous works include his “Noëls,” a collection of organ pieces based on traditional French Christmas carols, and his “Les Nations,” a set of harpsichord suites inspired by the music of different countries. Daquin died in 1772 at the age of 78.