Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV: Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos

Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV: Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos

by Cambridge University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521020220

ISBN-13: 9780521020220

Pub. Date: 09/29/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Dance played a major role in all French Baroque theatrical entertainments. Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos, a short ballet performed at the court of Louis XIV, is of major importance, largely because it has survived complete in all its components - choreography, music, and text - and also because it uses a previously unknown dance notation system. This book

Overview

Dance played a major role in all French Baroque theatrical entertainments. Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos, a short ballet performed at the court of Louis XIV, is of major importance, largely because it has survived complete in all its components - choreography, music, and text - and also because it uses a previously unknown dance notation system. This book reproduces the entire manuscript of this ballet and provides a comprehensive study of the work itself and of the circumstances in which it was created and performed. Chapters devoted to the composer, choreographer, and performers provide a framework for understanding the performance context not only of this work, but of other court entertainments of the period. A study and evaluation of the notation system in which the dances are recorded, together with a detailed analysis of the dances, completes the introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521020220
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The performance context; 2. The creators and performers; 3. Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos in performance; 4. The music; 5. The dance notation; 6. The dances; 7. The sources; Appendix A. Libretto; Appendix B. Reproduction of the article 'Choregraphie' from the Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des metiers (1753).

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