Dance Music of the French Baroque

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"The Music seems to inspire the Dancing, and the latter the former"

Kellom Tomlinson - 1735 - The Art of Dancing

"All Europe knows what a Capacity and Genius the French have for dancing, and how universally it is admired and followed"

Luigi Riccoboni - 1738 - Réflexions historiques et critiques sur les différens théâtres de l’Europe

"There is hardly a Court in Europe where the dancing master is not French"

Pierre Rameau - 1725 - Le Maître à Danser

Louis XIV as Apollo, le Roi Soleil