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Jean-Baptiste Lully, originally Giovanni Battista Lulli (November 28, 1632 – March 22, 1687), was an Italian-born French composer, who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He took French citizenship in 1661.

Born in Florence, Italy, either the son of a miller or, as Lully claimed, a nobleman, Lully had little early education, musical or otherwise but he did have a natural talent to play the guitar and violin and to dance.

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  • Avatar for brunocaput
    Obsessed with pre bach's barroques composers
  • Avatar for fading-flower
    Obsessed with his motets [2]
  • Avatar for Unknowny503
    Obsessed with his motets
  • Avatar for Cranigen
    That's one heck of a way to kill yourself.
  • Avatar for La_khuu
    Amazing, the music is immortal...but he died after stabbing himself in the foot, which isn't too clever.
  • Avatar for JohnChurchill
    It's Cérémonie, not Verenomie, damnit ! xD (2)
  • Avatar for BOECK39
    great music
  • Avatar for _duif
    yes, if it did say "silimilar", that would be absurd.
  • Avatar for taolllargo
    majestuoso
  • Avatar for ulyssestone
    Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thematic Catalogue on Spotify www.spotifyclassical.com/2011/11/jean-baptiste-lully-thematic-catalogue.html

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