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"...each essay presents original and fascinating insights...For those able to plumb its substantial depths, Lully Studies contains penetrating insights." The Opera Journal

"Gaps remain in knowledge about this founder of French opera, but this collection of11 articles on a variety of subjects presents the best current research....The bibliography is excellent." Choice

"...bespeaks [of] a healthy continuane of scholarly interest in the life and work of the famous seventeenth-century court composer." The Opera Quarterly

"While this book id for the specialist, if t encourages additional interest in Lully's music, it will have accomplished its purpose." American Recorder

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The work of Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, regarded as the founder of French opera and a key figure in the development of court ballet, enjoys growing popular and scholarly interest. This volume brings together thirteen international scholars to present the best recent research on Lully's life, his work and his influence. Illustrated with musical examples and photographs, the volume also contains surprising archival discoveries about the composer's early life in Tuscany and important new information about his manuscript sources. It will interest musicologists, historians, performers and listeners alike.

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When Henry Prunieres undertook his new edition of Lully's work, he discussed the composer's origins in the "notice historique" of the first volume devoted to the ballets. Read the first page
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