Michel-Richard de Lalande

Born 15 December 1657. Died 18 June 1726.
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Delalande and Marais (1657-1726 and 1656-1728)

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Marin Marais and Michel-Richard Delalande

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Michel Richard Delalande [de Lalande] (15 December 1657 - 18 June 1726) was a French Baroque composer and organist who was in the service of King Louis XIV. He was one of the most important composers of grands motets. He also wrote orchestral suites known as Simphonies pour les Soupers du Roy and ballets. His works foreshadowed the cantatas of JS Bach and the Water Music and oratorios of Handel.

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  1. Review of Music for the Sun King

    Music for the Sun King 2002

    Reviewed by Andrew McGregor
    In terms of his reputation today Lalande suffers alongside Lully or Charpentier, yet...
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