Armide: Drame héroique, mis en musique Metadata

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  • Main Title Armide: Drame héroique, mis en musique
  • Uniform Title Armide
  • Added Title Gerusalemme liberata


  • Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Des Lauriers
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1783
  • Digitized: 2009


  • French


  • Physical Description: score (279 p.) 34 cm.
  • Content Description: Armide was premiered at the Paris Opéra on September 23, 1777, recalling the earlier success of Lully’s opera of the same name, which premiered nearly a century earlier on February 15, 1686. After collaborating on several reform operas with Calzabigi, Gluck revived the older dramatic tradition of Quinault (Lully's librettist) by setting the older text in the modern musical style. The seventeenth-century five act model requires more continuous music, with few distinct arias, as well as divertissements and spectacular effects. Gluck also respects the tragic conclusion endemic to the model, avoiding the modern practice of the lieto fine ("happy ending") in which misfortunes are reversed at the last possible moment.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Scores.
  • Other: Drame héroïque

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation


  • Image


  • UNT Catalog No.: b1323805
  • OCLC: 21342946
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, G 2679
  • Other: W. 45
  • Call Number: M1500.G68 A5 1783
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc56