Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687 (composer)
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-87), composer was born into a modest family in Florence. He moved to Paris in 1646 as part of the entourage of Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, and quickly became involved in music and dance in the city, drawing the attention of Louis XIV in 1653. A visit to the city in the 1660s by the Italian composer Cavalli inspired Lully, who had hitherto written primarily for the ballet and smaller divertissements, to turn to opera. Cadmus is the second of his tragédies en musique
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Jean-Baptiste Lully: MS copy of his opera 'Alceste, tragédie mise en musique', opera in 5 acts, with prologue; words by Philippe Quinault; composed c.1674
Printed title page, Foucault, , engraved portrait of Lully by Bonnart. Publisher's list of ballets and opera by Lully and others, many available handwritten. MS copy of 'Alceste', heavily annotated by Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, some notes attached as flaps.
Jean-Baptiste Lully: MS copy of 'Le carnavale mascarade', composed 1668; words by Isaac de Benserade
MS copt, short score, 69ff. Contemporary calf binding.