Armide

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Armide, which premiered at the Paris Opéra February 15, 1686, was the last tragédie lyrique on which Jean-Baptiste Lully collaborated with his favorite librettist, Philippe Quinault. Quinault retired from the stage after Armide, and Lully died a year later on March 22, 1687. From its first performance, Armide was considered their masterpiece. Armide is unusual among Lully and Quinault's tragédies lyriques in that it concentrates on the psychological development of a single character; the reflective style of this late work may be regarded as an early presentiment of trends toward individualism in art.

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1 ms. score (xlvii, 180 p.) ; 38 cm.

Creation Information

Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688 1686~.

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  • Main Title: Armide
  • Uniform Title: Armide
  • Added Title: Gerusalemme liberata

Description

Armide, which premiered at the Paris Opéra February 15, 1686, was the last tragédie lyrique on which Jean-Baptiste Lully collaborated with his favorite librettist, Philippe Quinault. Quinault retired from the stage after Armide, and Lully died a year later on March 22, 1687. From its first performance, Armide was considered their masterpiece. Armide is unusual among Lully and Quinault's tragédies lyriques in that it concentrates on the psychological development of a single character; the reflective style of this late work may be regarded as an early presentiment of trends toward individualism in art.

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1 ms. score (xlvii, 180 p.) ; 38 cm.

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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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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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  • 1686~

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:39 p.m.

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  • Aug. 12, 2013, 3:15 p.m.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Armide, score, 1686~; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.