Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

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Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Ballet Suite, Roland: Suite, Le triomphe de l-amour: Ballet Suite

Fun Facts

  • At the beginning of Lully`s career, he performed as a violinist in King Louis XIV`s court band.
  • Lully had a foul temper. People who knew him said he spoke with “strength of character!”
  • Lully invented the genre Comédie-Ballet with French playwright Molière.

Get to know Lully in this video by Columbus Symphony Associate Concertmaster Leonid Polonsky!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Lully’s Music

  • None at this time

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