Atys; tragedie mise en musique

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Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to have a tragic ending. As the Prologue indicates, the tragedie itself is a divertissement to ease the king's mind of his impending duties. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Tragédie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: "In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that ... continued below

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score (2p.L., 225 p.) port.,illus. 39cm.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688 1709.

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  • Main Title: Atys; tragedie mise en musique
  • Alternate Title: L'opera du roi
  • Uniform Title: Atys
  • Added Title: Fasti

Description

Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to have a tragic ending. As the Prologue indicates, the tragedie itself is a divertissement to ease the king's mind of his impending duties. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Tragédie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: "In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that if love is place more highly than honor, it will bring unhappiness even to one of the immortals."

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score (2p.L., 225 p.) port.,illus. 39cm.

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  • URL: http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/lully/browse/atys-2nd-edition-1709 External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1365584 | External Link
  • OCLC: 21451017 | External Link
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 2963
  • Other: LWV 53
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 A8 1709
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc55

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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. Many of the volumes are first editions and several are second editions. The collection also contains manuscript copies of operas and one ballet that were probably offered for sale at performances.

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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  • 1709

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:04 p.m.

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  • March 17, 2010, 10:44 a.m.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Atys; tragedie mise en musique, score, 1709; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc55/: accessed February 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.