Atys; tragedie mise en musique

Description:

Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to have a tragic ending. As the Prologue indicates, the tragedie itself is a divertissement to ease the king's mind of his impending duties. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Tragédie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: "In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that if love is place more highly than honor, it will bring unhappiness even to one of the immortals."

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1709
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Gravée par H. de Baussen
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1709
  • Digitized: December 19, 2006
Description:

Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to have a tragic ending. As the Prologue indicates, the tragedie itself is a divertissement to ease the king's mind of his impending duties. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Tragédie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: "In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that if love is place more highly than honor, it will bring unhappiness even to one of the immortals."

Physical Description:

score (2p.L., 225 p.) port.,illus. 39cm.

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Subject(s):
Alternate Title: L'opera du roi
Uniform Title: Atys
Added Title: Fasti
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public