Lully - Alceste
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The best French classical music for Bastille Day
2. Lully - Alceste
Jean-Baptiste Lully is a key figure in the world of French Baroque music - music known particularly for its excited dotted dance rhythms, and often performed in the French court. Lully wrote a number of operas, including the brilliant Alceste, presented to the French king Louis XIV’s after his victory against Franche-Comté.