Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

Donald Macleod explores the work of Lully, the pre-eminent composer of the French court in the late 17th century, the founding father of French opera and a leading figure in the music of his era

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