Thesée; tragedie, mise en musique Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Thesée; tragedie, mise en musique
  • Uniform Title Thésée
  • Added Title Metamorphoses

Creator

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

Publisher

  • Name: C. Ballard
    Place of Publication: Paris

Date

  • Creation: 1688

Language

  • French

Description

  • Content Description: Thesée, which premiered at the court theater at St. Germain-en-laye on January 11, 1675, was Jean-Baptiste Lully's third tragédie lyrique created in collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault. As in most of his libretti for Lully, Quinault combines a plot based on a classical source (an episode from Ovid's Metamorphoses) with references to contemporary events. The Prologue alludes to Louis XIV's personal leadership in the military engagements in the Alsace (along the French/German border). The juxtaposition of Venus' entreaties for pleasure with Mars' call to arms reflects a period of unease during which the French armies were in retreat from the armies of the Elector of Brandenburg. This resulted in the unique joining of songs of love with songs of war and victory.
  • Physical Description: score (372 p.) 37 cm.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Scores.

Collection

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

Institution

  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • URL: http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/lully/browse/thesee-1st-edition-1688
  • UNT Catalog No.: 2111783
  • OCLC: 3802051
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 3037
  • Other: LWV 51
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 T4 1688
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc70