tudor queens series books of the month
Search our site
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs Read the opening extract of the brand new Paul Magrs book before its publication on 15/03/2018

Lully Studies by John Hajdu (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater) Heyer


Lully Studies by John Hajdu (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater) Heyer

The historical importance of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully has long been recognised. Regarded as the founder of French opera, as the embodiment of Baroque musical style and a key figure in the development of court ballet, his work enjoys popularity and scholarly interest. This volume presents the best research on Lully's life, his work and his influence. Eleven essays by American and European scholars address a wide range of topics including Lully's genealogy, the Tragedie Lyrique, Lully's Palais Royal theatre, the collaboration with Moliere, the transmission of Lully's work away from the Ile-de-France, and an unexplored link with Marcel Proust. Illustrated with musical examples and photographs, the volume also contains surprising archival discoveries about the composer's early life in Tuscany and new information about his manuscript sources. It will interest all those involved in the music of Lully and his time, whether musicologists, historians, performers or listeners.


'In John Hajdu Heyer's admirably edited volume we have abundant detail, much of which is very revealing ... the student and interested listener will glean much from John S. Powell's lively study of Lully and Moliere's involvement with the pastoral divertisment ... these Lully studies add much to our understanding of him and his world.'
Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine

'... a stimulating contribution to the study of French music of the period.'
Early Music Today

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

20th August 2009


John Hajdu (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater) Heyer

More books by John Hajdu (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater) Heyer
Author 'Like for Like'


Cambridge University Press


332 pages


Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups



Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!


I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith