Achille et Polixene, tragédie dont le prologue & les quatre derniers actes

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Achille et Polixene, Jean-Baptiste Lully's last opera, premiered on 7 November 1687, eight months after Lully's death on March 22 of that year. Since the composer had only finished the overture and first act, the score was completed by Pascal Colasse, Lully's secretary and student, to a text by Jean Galbert de Campistron based on events in Virgil's Aeneid.

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score (2 p.L., xxxviii, 316 p. 20cm.)

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Collasse, Pascal, 1649-1709; Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Campistron, Jean Galbert de, 1656-1723 1687.

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  • Main Title: Achille et Polixene, tragédie dont le prologue & les quatre derniers actes
  • Uniform Title: Achille et Polyxène
  • Added Title: Aeneid

Description

Achille et Polixene, Jean-Baptiste Lully's last opera, premiered on 7 November 1687, eight months after Lully's death on March 22 of that year. Since the composer had only finished the overture and first act, the score was completed by Pascal Colasse, Lully's secretary and student, to a text by Jean Galbert de Campistron based on events in Virgil's Aeneid.

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score (2 p.L., xxxviii, 316 p. 20cm.)

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Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection

The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection includes almost 30 rare 17th and 18th-century scores of operas and ballets by the 17th-century French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and his sons.

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  • 1687

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  • Oct. 31, 2008, 1:20 a.m.

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  • June 17, 2016, 10:05 a.m.

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Collasse, Pascal, 1649-1709; Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Campistron, Jean Galbert de, 1656-1723. Achille et Polixene, tragédie dont le prologue & les quatre derniers actes, score, 1687; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc50/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.