Jean-Baptiste Lully Research Paper

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Jean-Baptiste Lully was born in Florence on November 28th, 1632. While he had little general education, his musical talent began to shine when he learned basic guitar techniques from the Franciscan Friar of Florence. Music did not become his initial career, as he was sent to France to converse with in Italian and also be a chamber boy for Mademoiselle de Montpensier. He might have further improved on his musical talent by working with Mademoiselle's household musicians and with other musical composers. Lully was only a young teenager, but swiftly earned the title of “Baptiste,” due to his talents of playing the violin, guitar, and dancing skills. Eventually, Lully left the country in 1652 due to a rebellion and Mademoiselle getting exiled.

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