Le tonnelier

Description:

Libretto of the comic opera "Le tonnelier" (The cooper) by Nicolas-Médard Audinot in collaboration with Antoine-François Quétant. The music of this one-act opera is a pasticcio of works by Gossec and other contemporaneous composers. Typical of the genre, the opera contains a variety of musical forms (airs, romance, vaudeville, and recitatives) and the dialogues are interspersed with additional airs, possibly using popular tunes. This copy includes (on pp. 52 and 54-56) notated melodies of airs.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1765  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Chez N. B. Duchesne
Publisher Info: Chez Duchesne, libraire, rue S. Jacques, au-dessus de la Fontaine S. Bérnoît, au Temple du Goût.
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1765
Description:

Libretto of the comic opera "Le tonnelier" (The cooper) by Nicolas-Médard Audinot in collaboration with Antoine-François Quétant. The music of this one-act opera is a pasticcio of works by Gossec and other contemporaneous composers. Typical of the genre, the opera contains a variety of musical forms (airs, romance, vaudeville, and recitatives) and the dialogues are interspersed with additional airs, possibly using popular tunes. This copy includes (on pp. 52 and 54-56) notated melodies of airs.

Note:

Full title as it appears on the title page: "Le tonnelier, opéra-comique, mêlé d'ariettes. Représenté par les comédiens italiens ordinaires du roi, le 16 mars 1765."


Although "Le tonnelier" was preceded by a 1761 opéra comique bearing the the same title with both libretto and music by Audinot, Gossec's fast-paced version rendered it more popular than its predecessor.

Physical Description:

56 p. ; 21 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): comedies | lyrics
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1853130 |
  • OCLC: 12404954 |
  • CALL-NO: ML50.2.T66 I8 1765
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39261
Resource Type: Text
Format: Image