Tom Jones; comedie lyrique en trois actes

Description:

Philidor’s Tom Jones is representative of the continental interest in English literature. Henry Fielding’s homonymous novel served as the foundation for Philidor’s opera, but Philidor pared down the story quite a bit, especially downplaying Tom’s philandering ways. Many secondary characters and situations were also cut, a common technique that librettists employ when adapting prose writings to the stage. Thus, a central plot unfolds in a manner that the audience can follow, and the length remains manageable for an evening’s entertainment.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1766  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Chez M. de la Chevardiere
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1766
  • Digitized: April 2009
Description:

Philidor’s Tom Jones is representative of the continental interest in English literature. Henry Fielding’s homonymous novel served as the foundation for Philidor’s opera, but Philidor pared down the story quite a bit, especially downplaying Tom’s philandering ways. Many secondary characters and situations were also cut, a common technique that librettists employ when adapting prose writings to the stage. Thus, a central plot unfolds in a manner that the audience can follow, and the length remains manageable for an evening’s entertainment.

Physical Description:

score (172 p.) 34 cm.

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Added Title: Tom Jones
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1336356 |
  • OCLC: 22396615 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, P1909
  • CALL-NO: M1500.L95 T4 1711
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc36
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public