Donald Macleod focuses on Delalande's seeking to impress Louis XIV in a competition and the progression of Marais's careers under the aegis of Lully.
In 1683 the court of Louis XIV moved to Versailles and the King held a competition to appoint four chapel music masters and composers. Ambitious and talented, Delalande was one of the young candidates hoping to impress the King. Meanwhile, under the aegis of Lully, Marais's career was progressing. Presented by Donald Macleod.