Les amours des dieux : ballet heroique

Description:

Mouret’s Les amours des dieux is classified as a ballet-heroïque, a type of opéra-ballet that was popular during the first half of the eighteenth century. Although the term ballet-heroïque suggests the prevalence of dance, drawing on the divertissement tradition, singing and acting are also integral parts of this genre.
What distinguishes the opéra-ballet from the tragedie en musique is the use of separate plots for each entrée (comparable to an act). The segments are not entirely independent, however, in that there is typically a central, overarching idea.

Creator(s): Mouret, Jean Joseph, 1682-1738
Creation Date: 1727
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
Total Uses: 200
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1727
  • Digitized: 2009
Description:

Mouret’s Les amours des dieux is classified as a ballet-heroïque, a type of opéra-ballet that was popular during the first half of the eighteenth century. Although the term ballet-heroïque suggests the prevalence of dance, drawing on the divertissement tradition, singing and acting are also integral parts of this genre.
What distinguishes the opéra-ballet from the tragedie en musique is the use of separate plots for each entrée (comparable to an act). The segments are not entirely independent, however, in that there is typically a central, overarching idea.

Physical Description:

1 score (41, 47, 87, 75, 57 p.) ; 20 x 26 cm.

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Subject(s):
Uniform Title: Amours des dieux. Vocal score
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1033921 |
  • OCLC: 44763398 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, M 3958
  • CALL-NO: M1520.M87 A5 1727
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public