Comte de Nogent et al. in France - the 1600's

from My Musical Life, page 330:

With LULLI (1633-1687) the “petit violon" became fashionable at the French Court. LULLI was a cook, but the COMTE DE NOGENT, hearing him play in the kitchen, brought him straight to MADAME DE MONTPENSIER, and he was soon afterwards installed as Court musician to Louis XIV. The "Petits Violons du Roi" the name of a Court band organised by LULLI soon became famous. LULLI himself was not only a good cook and fine fiddler, but an excellent actor and a merry fellow to boot.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 330. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: France


Listening to

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Violin performed by Giovanni Battista Lulli

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1600's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:13:13 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:24:37 +0100