Tancrède: tragédie

Description:

André Campra’s Tancrède, which premiered on 7 November 1702, is his best-known tragédie en musique, with a run of performances until 1764, and high praise by noteworthy music personalities such as Rameau. While the music critic La Cerf de la Viéville wrote positive comments about Tancrède, he was bothered by the opera’s use of low voices, which defied the tradition of employing castrati parts. Additionally, the role of Clorinda was written for a well-known contralto named Mademoiselle Maupin; although the range is that of a mezzo-soprano, the powerful quality of Maupin’s voice seemed to be a prime consideration for Campra.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1702  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Christophe Ballard
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1702
  • Digitized: December 22, 2008
Description:

André Campra’s Tancrède, which premiered on 7 November 1702, is his best-known tragédie en musique, with a run of performances until 1764, and high praise by noteworthy music personalities such as Rameau. While the music critic La Cerf de la Viéville wrote positive comments about Tancrède, he was bothered by the opera’s use of low voices, which defied the tradition of employing castrati parts. Additionally, the role of Clorinda was written for a well-known contralto named Mademoiselle Maupin; although the range is that of a mezzo-soprano, the powerful quality of Maupin’s voice seemed to be a prime consideration for Campra.

Physical Description:

1 score (xlix, 291 p.) ; 20 x 25 cm.

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Subject(s):
Uniform Title: Tancrède
Added Title: Gerusalemme liberata
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1975720 |
  • OCLC: 17709681 |
  • RISM: Cf. RISM AI, C745
  • CALL-NO: M1500.C36 T3
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc23
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public