Persée : tragedie

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King Louis XIV's involvement in campaigns against the Dutch/Swedish alliance in early 1682 prevented him from attending the premiere of Persée in April of that year. As was customary in the operas of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault, the prologue included references to current battlefield exploits and portrayed the king as a paragon of virtue. The prologues of previous Lully operas emphasized glory and prowess over virtue; the change in emphasis in Persée may have resulted from the increased influence of Madame de Maintenon (the king's new mistress) in the court and her pension for decorum.

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1 score (4, 229 p.) : ill. ; 39 cm.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Philippe Quinault, 1635-1688 1722.

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  • Main Title: Persée : tragedie
  • Uniform Title: Persée
  • Added Title: Metamorphoses

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King Louis XIV's involvement in campaigns against the Dutch/Swedish alliance in early 1682 prevented him from attending the premiere of Persée in April of that year. As was customary in the operas of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault, the prologue included references to current battlefield exploits and portrayed the king as a paragon of virtue. The prologues of previous Lully operas emphasized glory and prowess over virtue; the change in emphasis in Persée may have resulted from the increased influence of Madame de Maintenon (the king's new mistress) in the court and her pension for decorum.

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1 score (4, 229 p.) : ill. ; 39 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. 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.

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  • 1722

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  • Nov. 8, 2005, 4:25 p.m.

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  • June 17, 2016, 10:25 a.m.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Philippe Quinault, 1635-1688. Persée : tragedie, score, 1722; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc60/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.