I see that Jean-Baptiste Lully died today, March 22, in 1687. If you have never heard a French baroque opera, you owe it to yourself to do so, and I just happen to have a recommendation: Lully's Atys, as performed by William Christie and his group Les Arts Florissants. Simply magnificent.
A former Classics major, now lawyer by day, history buff and blogger by night. Early in this century I unexpectedly developed a passion for American history. More recently, I've returned to the Roman empire. Other interests include music (listening, not performing!), tube amps, photography and lousy golf.