Issé

Description:

1724 score of André Cardinal Destouches' opera Issé. Destouches’s Issé premiered in 1697, just nine years after the death of Jean-Baptiste Lully. The tradition of featuring new operas at the court prior to a public premiere—common during Lully’s later years—was reinstated with this work. When Destouches revived the opera in 1708, he enlarged the original three-act work to five acts. This allowed for expanded divertissements, choruses, and more elaborate arias, which appealed to contemporary public preferences. The volume in the Virtual Rare Book Room is the five-act version.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1697
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Christophe Ballard
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1697
  • Digitized: May 2008
Description:

1724 score of André Cardinal Destouches' opera Issé. Destouches’s Issé premiered in 1697, just nine years after the death of Jean-Baptiste Lully. The tradition of featuring new operas at the court prior to a public premiere—common during Lully’s later years—was reinstated with this work. When Destouches revived the opera in 1708, he enlarged the original three-act work to five acts. This allowed for expanded divertissements, choruses, and more elaborate arias, which appealed to contemporary public preferences. The volume in the Virtual Rare Book Room is the five-act version.

Note:

Full title as it appears in the t.p.: "Issé, pastorale heroïque, répresentée devant Sa Majesté à Trianon, le 17. Decembre 1697. Par l'Academie Royale de Musique."

Physical Description:

1 score (8, 300 p.) ; fol.

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Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1368869 |
  • OCLC: 44820334 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, D 1832
  • CALL-NO: M1500.D47 I8 1724
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc5
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public