Born in Florence on 28 November 1632 but a nationalised Frenchman by 1661, Jean-Baptiste Lully climbed the ladder of success until 1662 when he attained title as 'music master to the Royal Family'. He turned to opera, which he developed and made popular. His own total of 20 operas is proof enough. He died in Paris on 22 March 1687.
A selection of M&V articles about Jean-Baptiste Lully
CD Spotlight. Jupiter's Thunderbolt - Lully's Phaéton, enjoyed by Robert Anderson. '... brimful of the most varied enchantments.'
DVD Spotlight. A Disparate Experiment - 'Aria - Special Edition', reviewed by Howard Smith. 'You never know what you're gonna get.'