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Tragedie in a prologue and five acts
Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully Text by PHILIPPE QUINAULT (sung in French: records)
Atys was so popular with Louis XIV that it became known in the 1680s as 'the King's opera'.
LES ARTS FLORISSANTS CHORUS
AND ORCHESTRA chorusmaster OLIVIER SCHNEEBELLI conducted by wiluam CHRISTIE Prologue and Act 1
8.00* William Christie discusses with Nicholas Kenyon the background to the recent production of Atys at the Paris Opera.
8.10* Acts 2 and 3 9.15* Les Lullistes
Peter Holman talks about the French orchestral style, and how it was taken up by composers in Germany and England.
9.25* Acts 4 and 5 ('A Garland for Monsieur Lully ' tomorrow at 10.00am)
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