Armide

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Armide, which premiered at the Paris Opéra February 15, 1686, was the last tragédie lyrique on which Jean-Baptiste Lully collaborated with his favorite librettist, Philippe Quinault. Quinault retired from the stage after Armide, and Lully died a year later on March 22, 1687. From its first performance, Armide was considered their masterpiece. Armide is unusual among Lully and Quinault's tragédies lyriques in that it concentrates on the psychological development of a single character; the reflective style of this late work may be regarded as an early presentiment of trends toward individualism in art.

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Creation Date: 1686~  
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UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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  • Creation: 1686~
Description:

Armide, which premiered at the Paris Opéra February 15, 1686, was the last tragédie lyrique on which Jean-Baptiste Lully collaborated with his favorite librettist, Philippe Quinault. Quinault retired from the stage after Armide, and Lully died a year later on March 22, 1687. From its first performance, Armide was considered their masterpiece. Armide is unusual among Lully and Quinault's tragédies lyriques in that it concentrates on the psychological development of a single character; the reflective style of this late work may be regarded as an early presentiment of trends toward individualism in art.

Physical Description:

1 ms. score (xlvii, 180 p.) ; 38 cm.

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Uniform Title: Armide
Added Title: Gerusalemme liberata
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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