Armide: Drame héroique, mis en musique

Description:

Armide was premiered at the Paris Opéra on September 23, 1777, recalling the earlier success of Lully’s opera of the same name, which premiered nearly a century earlier on February 15, 1686. After collaborating on several reform operas with Calzabigi, Gluck revived the older dramatic tradition of Quinault (Lully's librettist) by setting the older text in the modern musical style. The seventeenth-century five act model requires more continuous music, with few distinct arias, as well as divertissements and spectacular effects. Gluck also respects the tragic conclusion endemic to the model, avoiding the modern practice of the lieto fine ("happy ending") in which misfortunes are reversed at the last possible moment.

Creator(s): Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787
Creation Date: 1783  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Des Lauriers
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1783
  • Digitized: 2009
Description:

Armide was premiered at the Paris Opéra on September 23, 1777, recalling the earlier success of Lully’s opera of the same name, which premiered nearly a century earlier on February 15, 1686. After collaborating on several reform operas with Calzabigi, Gluck revived the older dramatic tradition of Quinault (Lully's librettist) by setting the older text in the modern musical style. The seventeenth-century five act model requires more continuous music, with few distinct arias, as well as divertissements and spectacular effects. Gluck also respects the tragic conclusion endemic to the model, avoiding the modern practice of the lieto fine ("happy ending") in which misfortunes are reversed at the last possible moment.

Physical Description:

score (279 p.) 34 cm.

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Subject(s):
Uniform Title: Armide
Added Title: Gerusalemme liberata
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1323805 |
  • OCLC: 21342946 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, G 2679
  • OTHER: W. 45
  • CALL-NO: M1500.G68 A5 1783
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc45
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public