THE DEADLY “TE DEUM”: Jean Baptiste Lully’s Performance Gone Awry

Jean Baptiste Lully is the only person ever known to have suffered Death By Conducting.The Italian-born composer who became the Surintendant de la musique de la chamber du roi (the Superintendent of Music to the King of France), Jean Baptiste Lully had a humble beginning:  He was born in Florence, Italy, the son of a working-class miller.From Dishwasher to Guitarist Lully was not well schooled; but with the help of a Franciscan friar, he learned basic techniques on the guitar.  After t … [Read more...]

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