Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) was born in Italy and christened as Giovanni Battista Lulli. He was taken to France in his twenties where his musical talent blossomed. Lully was composer, music director, and family music director in the court of Louis XIV, the "Sun King." He became the director of the Académie royale de musique in Paris, thus exerting major influence upon French opera. He also composed in other genres, including ballet.
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Classical Archives: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia profiles his secular and religious contributions.
Biography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program includes details of his relationship with King Louis XIV, provides related composers and period information, and has a partial discography.
Find A Grave entry with life history, involvement with the Sun King, his homosexuality and sham marriage, and the story of his death from gangrene. Includes portrait, photos of tomb and church where buried, and interactive memorial.
Filmography at IMDb notes movies and television shows featuring his compositions.
Listing at the Lied and Arts Songs Text Page with lyrics, some in English translation.
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Brief biographical sketch noting his collaborations, caricature, comments on stage and church music, and Naxos discography.
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Royal Favourite
Timeline noting essential accomplishments and memorable compositions with suggested recordings from Humanities Web.
Brief biography and internal links to related material from Timothy A. Smith's Sojourn pages.
Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632 - 1687), Italy/France
Biographical data, innovations and career highlights, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays.
NewOlde.com - Jean-Baptiste Lully
Links, recommended recordings and books, new and forthcoming recordings, and pictures.
University of North Texas Music Library's Lully Collection
Multimedia (graphic and audio) catalog of and reference source for the University of North Texas Music Library's collection of pre-19th-century editions of works by the French composer.
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