The relationship between Lully and Molière was both brilliant and stormy, and after Mazarin's death (1661) they became the two masters of royal entertainment. Bubbling and libertine, the two Baptiste's worked wonders: it was the flamboyant age of the Fêtes de Versailles, for which sylvan and aquatic fairy tales were created, but also the genre of the comedy-ballet, in which the Sun King himself, stupefying the court as well as the ambassadors, dances. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme alone encapsulate the generous and colourful spirit of this art form, the product of an aesthetic of pleasure and a taste for spectacle that was to be perpetuated, with its more serious and political subjects, by the great lyric tragedy.
- Classical music
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