Lully: Overture to Phaeton

In 1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully was born into a miller’s family in Florence. Lully became a street musician and dancer, and somehow, by the time he was a young man he had worked his way into the world’s most fabulous royal court–the Versailles of Louis XIV. Lully became the composer who defined French music in his time.

Performed by Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowksi (4 minutes)

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