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The Court of Louis XIV
Tuesday 28 September 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Tuesday 5 October 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Tuesday 2 August 2005 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Tuesday 9 August 2005 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
Donald Macleod recounts how the influence of fashionable Italian opera gave way to a uniquely French musical style under the guiding hand of the King's favourite composer, Jean-Baptiste Lully.