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.
Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437819193404 accessed: 5 October, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Violin||performed by Giovanni Battista Lulli|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|