JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: ARMIDE

MS 5446
MS Short Title JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: ARMIDE
Text JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: ARMIDE, OPERA IN 5 ACTS, VOCAL SCORE
Description MS in French on paper, Paris, ca. 1686, 128 pp., 40x28 cm, single column, (33x22 cm), ruled with 12 staves, by 2 copyists.
Binding Paris, late 17th c., vellum boards, sewed on 6 cords, part of MS dated 1677 on covers.
Provenance 1. Sotheby's 9.6.2010:51.
Commentary Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) revolutionized opera by introducing accompanied recitatives. He influenced Rameau, Gluck, Händel and Bach. Armide with libretto by Phillippe Quinault was first performed in Paris 15 February 1686. Christoph Willibald Gluck also made an opera in 5 acts with libretto by Quinault named Armide, which was performed in Paris 23 September 1777.
Place of origin Paris
Dates 1686

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