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Paris is the capital of France, whose area is 543,965 square kilometres, and its population is 58,683,000 people.
Music prospered in France
under the Sun King, Louis XIV at his court in Versailles. There he maintained a
string group of 24 violins called the Vingt-Quatre Violons du Roi. He
brought an Italian composer, Lully, to Paris in 1621, to become director
of state music. He sponsored a choir of 60, an outdoor wind group, and an
orchestra. Also in his time the precursor to the Paris Opera was founded.
Rameau became famous in the late baroque period. In the classical
period, Mozart stayed in Paris with his Mother, and later his symphonies were
performed in Paris. In the 19th century Opera was the most important aspect of French
musical life, with Meyerbeer,
Bizet amongst its best known opera
composers. There seemed little taste for the strongly emerging
style in Germany and elsewhere, and Berlioz felt himself to be an outsider
because he really belonged to that romantic movement.
Debussy introduced a new breath of air into French music with his
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