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Versailles and Paris Month: The Palace of Versailles
Monday 11 February 2008 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
Lucie Skeaping and Catherine Bott visit the Palace of Versailles to learn about its transformation from a humble hunting lodge into one of Europe's most impressive royal residences. Versailles historian Pierre Arizzoli-Clementel and Prof Tony Spawforth act as their guides through the many mysteries and splendours of the famous chateau that employed some of the most important musicians in Europe, including Boesset, Lully, Couperin, Marais, Campra, Chambonnieres and Lalande.