Les Elemens

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This four-act ballet was premiered on 22 December 1721 at the Tullieries and, later, performed at L'Academie Royale de Musique on 29 May 1725 and 27 May 1734, and at the Theatre on 22 May 1742. Various dramatis personae present an allegorical depiction of the French court.

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Destouches, André Cardinal, 1672-1749 1742.

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  • Main Title: Les Elemens
  • Added Title: ballet dansé par le Roy, dans son palais des Thuilleries
  • Alternate Title: Les Quatre Elemens

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This four-act ballet was premiered on 22 December 1721 at the Tullieries and, later, performed at L'Academie Royale de Musique on 29 May 1725 and 27 May 1734, and at the Theatre on 22 May 1742. Various dramatis personae present an allegorical depiction of the French court.

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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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  • 1742

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  • Dec. 11, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

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  • June 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

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Destouches, André Cardinal, 1672-1749. Les Elemens, score, 1742; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463634/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.