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Jupiter's Thunderbolt

Lully's Phaéton -
enjoyed by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... brimful of the most varied enchantments.'

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Phaéton - Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset. © 2012 Aparté

This composer began his career as a musical kitchen boy. By means of ambition and effrontery, at twenty he managed so to enchant the young Louis XIV at the beginning of his teens that he became virtual dictator of all French music. The Sun King found him indispensable. Phaethon, subject of this opera, was mythologically the son of Apollo, god of the sun...

Copyright © 13 January 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: PHAÉTON

JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY

PARIS

FRANCE

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