Omphale, tragedie en musique

Description:

Omphale (1701) is one of Destouches’s contributions to the Lullian genre of the five-act tragédie en musique. Half a century after the premiere, Friedrich Melchior Grimm targeted the opera in his pamphlet “Lettre sur Omphale” (1752), which continued the earlier debate between advocates of Lully and Rameau. This written attack also precipitated the famous guerre des bouffons, which was sparked by a performance of Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (1733) in 1752.

Creator(s): Destouches, M. (André Cardinal), 1672-1749
Creation Date: 1701  
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: 1701
  • Digitized: 2008
Description:

Omphale (1701) is one of Destouches’s contributions to the Lullian genre of the five-act tragédie en musique. Half a century after the premiere, Friedrich Melchior Grimm targeted the opera in his pamphlet “Lettre sur Omphale” (1752), which continued the earlier debate between advocates of Lully and Rameau. This written attack also precipitated the famous guerre des bouffons, which was sparked by a performance of Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (1733) in 1752.

Physical Description:

1 condensed score ([10], xlvj, 296 p.) ; obl. 4°.

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Uniform Title: Omphale
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1368871 |
  • OCLC: 44821198 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, D 1835
  • CALL-NO: M1500.D47 O6 1701
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc6
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public