Roland. Tragédie mis en musique

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Roland is one of three operas by composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault based on the medieval legends of chivalry (the other two are Amadis and Armide). This is the second edition. Roland sets episodes from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso. And, like its sibling Armide, Roland centers on the conflict between duty and love. Acts I-III portray this conflict within Angélique, Queen of Cathay, while the remaining acts concern Roland's unrequited love for Angélique, which is resolved only when the goddesses Glory and Fame show him that this too is a struggle between duty and love.

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score (233 p.) 39 cm.

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

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  • Main Title: Roland. Tragédie mis en musique
  • Uniform Title: Roland
  • Added Title: Orlando furioso

Description

Roland is one of three operas by composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault based on the medieval legends of chivalry (the other two are Amadis and Armide). This is the second edition. Roland sets episodes from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso. And, like its sibling Armide, Roland centers on the conflict between duty and love. Acts I-III portray this conflict within Angélique, Queen of Cathay, while the remaining acts concern Roland's unrequited love for Angélique, which is resolved only when the goddesses Glory and Fame show him that this too is a struggle between duty and love.

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score (233 p.) 39 cm.

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  • URL: http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/lully/browse/roland-2nd-edition-1709 External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: 1365592 | External Link
  • OCLC: 21395613 | External Link
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 3028
  • Other: LWV 65
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 R6 1709
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc68

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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.

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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  • Jan. 18, 2008, 2:03 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2016, 3:39 p.m.

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Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Roland. Tragédie mis en musique, score, 1709; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.