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 (lo͞o-lē′, lŭ-), Jean Baptiste 1632-1687.
Italian-born French composer. He was court composer to Louis XIV, founding the national French opera and producing court ballets for Molière's plays.
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1. (Biography) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
2. (Biography) Also: Lull Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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(ˈlu li, luˈli)

Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃) 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy.
Italian, Lul•li (ˈlul li)
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Noun1.Lully - Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
2.Lully - French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
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But, on examination, I found that, as for logic, its syllogisms and the majority of its other precepts are of avail- rather in the communication of what we already know, or even as the art of Lully, in speaking without judgment of things of which we are ignorant, than in the investigation of the unknown; and although this science contains indeed a number of correct and very excellent precepts, there are, nevertheless, so many others, and these either injurious or superfluous, mingled with the former, that it is almost quite as difficult to effect a severance of the true from the false as it is to extract a Diana or a Minerva from a rough block of marble.
According to Walther (1732), he 'spent six years in Paris and had the good fortune to be highly favoured by the world-famous Lully'.
| 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.
This will be a 60-minute harp recital which will feature works by JS Bach, Lully, Handel, Mozart and more, plus a few surprises.
One French, Jean Baptiste Lully and Austrian, Anton Webern.
Every would-be editor of the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully is faced with one cold fact: there are no autograph manuscripts.
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The court composer Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) wielded great musical influence, and held a monopoly over dramatic works set to French text.
He beat Saeed Hamad al Rashdi on Graffiti De Lully CH (42.04secs), while Mohammed Salem al Marri astride Gin Tonic Van De Kranenburg (43.30secs) finished third.
Saeed Hamad al-Rashdi (Graffiti De Lully CH) was second, while Mohammd Salem al-Marri (Gin Tonic Van De Kranenburg) took third placed.
The ensemble will introduce listeners to the vocal and instrumental works of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Corelli, Lully, Purcell, Handel, Pretorius, Boccherini, Falconieri and other composers of that brilliant era.
A Richard Strauss B Giacomo Puccini C Jean-Baptiste Lully D Ludwig van Beethoven 8.