Cookie Control

We use cookies to improve the use of our website, our products and services, and confirm your login authorization or initial creation of account. By clicking "Ok" or by continuing to use our website, you agree to cookies being set on your device as explained in our Privacy Policy. You may disable the use of cookies if you do not wish to accept them, however, this may limit the website’s overall functionality.
Ok – I'm happy to proceed

Lully: The Grand Motets

Add To Wish List + £14.99 - Out of stock

By the age of twenty-one Jean-Baptiste Lully had become Composer of the King's Instrumental Music and for the next thirty years he almost completely dominated music life at the court and in French theatres, winning in 1672 the exclusive right to produce opera. His output ranged from Church music to ballets de cour and notable collaborations with Moliere in the form of comedies-ballets such as Le bourgeois gentilhomme. He died working, stabbing himself in the foot with his conducting cane whilst directing a performance of his Te Deum. In these works, written for the Chapel Royal, Lully is inspired to paint a whole sweep of emotions, at once melancholy, sweet, tragic, noble and victorious. Observe his mastery of colour. Listen to how choral and orchestral textures, now in five, now in ten parts, change with the rhythm of the text. Note how subtle touches of orchestral colour highlight the meaning of a word or the sweetness of a modulation.
Item number 8503229
Barcode 747313322930
Release date 26/09/2011
Category Renaissance
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 3
Composers Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Conductors Niquet, Herve
Niquet, Herve
Orchestras Le Concert Spirtuel
Le Concert Spirtuel
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Lully: The Grand Motets, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

LULLY: Grand Motets, Vol. 3
LULLY: Grand Motets, Vol. 2
CHARPENTIER: Messe des Morts / Litanies a la Vierge
CHARPENTIER: Vespres a La Vierge 8553174 01/01/2000 £7.99
Few in stock Buy +
CHARPENTIER: Te Deum / Mass / Canticum Zachariae 8553175 01/01/2000 £7.99
Out of stock
GEOFFROY: Music for Choir and Organ 8553637 01/01/2000 £7.99
Few in stock Buy +
LULLY: Ballet Music for the Sun King 8554003 12/01/1999 £7.99
Out of stock
Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items