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Dardanus : nouvelle tragédie

Description: Dardanus went through a number of revisions from the time of its premiere in 1739 until its final eighteenth-century run at the Opéra in 1771. The version in the Virtual Rare Book Room was first performed in 1744; the last three acts exhibit extensive plot changes from the first edition. The final version in 1760 received the most positive acclaim, especially compared to the criticisms that were made about the nonsensical plot of the first version. By this point, however, the polemic between the Lullistes and the Ramistes, which had surrounded the premiere, had subsided.
Date: 1744
Creator: Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & La Bruère, Le Clerc de, 1714-1754
Partner: UNT Music Library

Platée : comédie-ballet

Description: Jacques Autreau’s play Platée, ou Junon jalouse was based on a story by a second-century Greek author named Pausanias who chronicled his travels (including rituals and traditions) in ten books that represent the different regions of Greece. At the time Le Valois d’Orville appropriated Autreau’s drama for a libretto, it was uncommon for French court operas to include comic features, and even Autreau’s spoken play lacked the comic tone of the opera. Yet, the humor extends beyond the plot; for instance, the sounds of frogs and birds are represented instrumentally. Platée was first performed at Versailles for the wedding of the dauphin and Princess Maria Theresa of Spain in 1745.
Date: 1749
Creator: Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & Le Valois d'Orville, Adrien-Joseph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ensemble: 2012-10-05 - Le Parnasse François

Description: UNT Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Singers, Baroque Trumpet Ensemble Concert at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall. Le Parnasse François: Vocal and instrumental master works by French baroque composers.
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Date: October 5, 2012
Creator: UNT Baroque Orchestra
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Ensemble: 2009-04-26 - UNT Harp Ensemble, Frisco ISD First Year Harp Ensemble, Frisco ISD Second Year Harp Ensemble

Description: A Student Recital performed by the UNT Harp Ensemble and the Frisco ISD (i.e., Independent School District) First and Second Year Harp Ensembles at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Date: April 26, 2009
Creator: UNT College of Music
Partner: UNT Music Library