In Le tombeau de Couperin, Ravel paid homage, not only to the Baroque keyboard master, François Couperin, but also to friends killed in the First World War; similarly, Couperin in his L’Apothéose de Lully honoured the musical giant of the preceding generation. Lully collaborated with the playwright, Molière, and it was for his play, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, that Richard Strauss, composed incidental music, basing some movements on Lully’s score for the original production.

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