Dardanus : nouvelle tragédie

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Dardanus went through a number of revisions from the time of its premiere in 1739 until its final eighteenth-century run at the Opéra in 1771. The version in the Virtual Rare Book Room was first performed in 1744; the last three acts exhibit extensive plot changes from the first edition. The final version in 1760 received the most positive acclaim, especially compared to the criticisms that were made about the nonsensical plot of the first version. By this point, however, the polemic between the Lullistes and the Ramistes, which had surrounded the premiere, had subsided.

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1 condensed score ([2], XXXIII, [1], 181, [1] p.) ; obl. fol.

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Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & La Bruère, Le Clerc de, 1714-1754 1744.

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  • Main Title: Dardanus : nouvelle tragédie
  • Uniform Title: Dardanus

Description

Dardanus went through a number of revisions from the time of its premiere in 1739 until its final eighteenth-century run at the Opéra in 1771. The version in the Virtual Rare Book Room was first performed in 1744; the last three acts exhibit extensive plot changes from the first edition. The final version in 1760 received the most positive acclaim, especially compared to the criticisms that were made about the nonsensical plot of the first version. By this point, however, the polemic between the Lullistes and the Ramistes, which had surrounded the premiere, had subsided.

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1 condensed score ([2], XXXIII, [1], 181, [1] p.) ; obl. fol.

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The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1744

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:13 p.m.

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  • June 10, 2016, 11:10 a.m.

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Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & La Bruère, Le Clerc de, 1714-1754. Dardanus : nouvelle tragédie, score, 1744; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc37/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.