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Baroque Music | The Days of the Sun King (17th Century)

Baroque Music | The Days of the Sun King (17th Century)

The 17th Century was the Century of Baroque Music. From his childhood, Louis XIV was a passionate lover of music and performance. Jean-Baptiste Lulli, a French composer of Italian extraction became Grand Steward of the King’s Music in 1661 and introduced several musical forms. A twenty-four violin ensemble constituted the first permanent orchestra in the […]...

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Musicians | The Age of Enlightenment (18th Century)

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French music distinguished itself through Michel Blavet, the premier flautist of his age and member of the Musique royale in 1738; François Couperin, organist at the church of Saint-Germain who became harpsichordist to the king; Louis-Claude Daquin, a prodigious harpsichordist from the age of 6 and also an organist; and Jean-Philippe Rameau. However, other European […]...

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