Tarare : opéra en cinq actes avec un prologue

Description:

Antonio Salieri’s French debut Les Danaïdes (1784) led to additional commissions, Les Horaces (1786) and Tarare (1787). Although Les Horaces was not well-received, Tarare was popular both in Paris and Vienna. Beaumarchais supplied the libretto for Tarare, basing his plot on the third volume of the exotic English collection The Tales of the Genii, or The Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar (1764) by James Ridley, (pseudonym for Sir Charles Morell), who claimed the stories were translated from a Persian source.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1790  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Chez Imbault
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1790
  • Digitized: March 2009
Description:

Antonio Salieri’s French debut Les Danaïdes (1784) led to additional commissions, Les Horaces (1786) and Tarare (1787). Although Les Horaces was not well-received, Tarare was popular both in Paris and Vienna. Beaumarchais supplied the libretto for Tarare, basing his plot on the third volume of the exotic English collection The Tales of the Genii, or The Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar (1764) by James Ridley, (pseudonym for Sir Charles Morell), who claimed the stories were translated from a Persian source.

Physical Description:

1 score (462 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Subject(s):
Uniform Title: Tarare
Added Title: The Tales of the Genii, or The Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1369772 |
  • OCLC: 22395886 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, S 580
  • CALL-NO: M1500.S265 T3 1790
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc47
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public