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Le devin du village

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As with many French operas, Rousseau’s Le devin du village was first staged for the court, appearing at Fountainebleau on 18 October 1752. The work was then performed at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. The historical importance of this short intermè is closely tied to its role in the famous Querelle de bouffons, a debate about the merits of French serious opera in comparison to Italian comic opera (especially Pergolesi’s La serva padrona).

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score (95 p.)

Creation Information

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 1785.

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  • Le Duc
    Place of Publication: Paris

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  • Main Title: Le devin du village
  • Uniform Title: Devin du village

Description

As with many French operas, Rousseau’s Le devin du village was first staged for the court, appearing at Fountainebleau on 18 October 1752. The work was then performed at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. The historical importance of this short intermè is closely tied to its role in the famous Querelle de bouffons, a debate about the merits of French serious opera in comparison to Italian comic opera (especially Pergolesi’s La serva padrona).

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score (95 p.)

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

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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Creation Date

  • 1785

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:15 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 17, 2016, 10:03 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. Le devin du village, score, 1785; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.