Cousser assimilated the style of Lully
, but it is doubtful whether Lully
learnt anything from Cousser; the viceroy of Ireland may have danced to a French minuet, but did Louis XIV even hear an Irish jig?
The volume here under review marks the third of Lully
's operas to appear in the series published by Olms, after Armide (ed.
From the stage works of Jean-Baptiste Lully
to the fascination of Conservatoire-trained musicians with writing opera, the form has consistently exerted a strong influence on the vocal music of France, and that impact is reflected in this book.
In France, Lully
's first 'tragedie en musique' Cadmus et Hermione (1673) opened with a prologue comparing Louis XIV to Apollo.
Along with Jason in Charpentier's Medee, he has also sung Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Renaud in Lully
's Armide, Orphee in Gluck's Orphee et Euridice, Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Mercure in Lully
's Persee, and the title character in Charpentier's Acteon.
| 1687: Jean-Baptiste Lully
, composer who made |French opera popular, died from an abscess on his foot caused by striking it with the stick he used to conduct his Te Deum.
There will be music by Jean-Baptiste Lully
and Gustav Holst, plus a David Rogers arrangement of the Molire ballet, "Les Facheux," and the video game theme to "The Legend of Zelda."
The tracks are "Nottingham Ale", "Peggy Perkins", "Brandy O!", "Lully
's Minuet", "Here's a Health to Ane I Lo'e Dear", "The Roast Beef of Old England", "Thomas and Sally (Overture)", "Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself', "College Hornpipe", "Sliced and Peppered", "Come, Fill Me a Bumper", "Crazy Jane", "Felton's Gavotte", "Welcome, Mighty Chief, Once More!
For example: Did you know that Jean-Baptiste Lully
actually died from conducting one of his own compositions?
The new expansion covers locations in Germany (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen), Switzerland (Lully
), Austria (St.
It begins: Lully
, lullay, Thou little tiny child, Bye, bye, lully