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Ballet de la Jeunesse

Divertissement meslé de comédie et de musique (1686)

Barbara Coeyman

320 pp.

2 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193555

Paperback clearance price $30.00

Out-of-Print. This book is no longer available from Pendragon Press.


Known today primarily for his grand motets, Delalande also wrote at least twenty works for the stage. The Ballet de la jeunesse is an important early example of opera-ballet antedating Campra's L'Europe galante by more than a decade. At the center of this Divertissement is an immense and highly organized double chaconne of sixty-two variations each eight measures long. The manuscript reproduced in this volume is a magnificent example of the calligraphy of André Danican Philidor l'aîné.


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