Atys; tragedie mise en musique Metadata

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


  • Composer: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Gravée par H. de Baussen
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1709
  • Digitized: 2006-12-19


  • French


  • Physical Description: score (2p.L., 225 p.) port.,illus. 39cm.
  • Content 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."


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Scores.
  • Other: Tragédie en musique

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  • Name: Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
    Code: JBLC
  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation


  • Image


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  • UNT Catalog No.: b1365584
  • OCLC: 21451017
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 2963
  • Other: LWV 53
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 A8 1709
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc55