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Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683 - 1764)

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The Suite includes 17 instrumental pieces from the second and third Entrée of the Ballet “Les Fêtes d'Hébé ou Les Talents Liriques”. The main source is a ms. of the score corresponding to the first representation of the Ballet [May 21, 1739]. A later printed version edited by Rameau and Boivin-Le Clair was consulted. Both sources are online available at the digital library Gallica, BNF, Paris. 

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The Suite includes 14 instrumental pieces from the Ballet “Les Fêtes d'Hébé ou Les Talents Liriques”. The main source is a ms. of the score corresponding to the first representation of the Ballet [May 21, 1739]. A later printed version edited by Rameau and Boivin-Le Clair was consulted. Both sources are online available at the digital library Gallica, BNF, Paris.

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The source is the ms. of 5 parts (1768), which includes a collection of 6 concerts, apocryphal arrangement from “Pièces de clavecin en concert” (concerts 1-5) and from “Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin” (concert 6). The ms. is online available at the digital library Gallica, BNF, Paris.

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The edition includes instrumental suite n. 3 from a ms. of seven parts, which collects six instrumental suites extracted from Castor et Pollux (version 1754) and organized by tonality. The reference of the ms. is VM2-336 (2), Gallica, BNF, Paris.

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Source of this edition is a facsimile of the 1741 printed edition of „Pièces de Clavecin en concert“, online available at Petrucci Music Library – International Music Library Project. „Deuxiéme Concert“ has been transcribed for Flute and Violin according to alternatives proposed by Rameau.

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Source of this edition is Tome VII, Œuvres Complètes di Rameau, edited by Paul Dukas, under the direction of C. Saint Säens, A. Durand, Paris, 1902. The source is online available at International Music Library Project. Paul Dukas (see preface of 1902 edition) examined a variety of handwritten and printed sources, facing many problems in the attempt of restoring the original integrity of Rameau opus. A number of these various sources, often variants written by Rameau himself or by other copyists, are collected in Appendix and Supplements of the Durand edition. In fact, despite the great success of „Les Indes galantes“, the opus was only printed in an arrangement of four cembalo concerts.

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The edition includes 12 instrumental pieces from the printed edition of: “Anacréon, ballet en un acte détaché des Surprises de l'Amour... représenté sur le théâtre de l'Académie royale de musique en 1757...”, Gallica, BNF, Paris.

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Source of this edition is the 1949 edition of the score by Boivin, Paris, available at Gallica, BNF, Paris. Caption title: „PLATÉE, / COMÉDIE-BALLET, / MISE EN MUSIQUE / PAR M. RAMEAU, / Et donnée ... 1749. le 4 Février...“.

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The edition includes 4 instrumental pieces with flutes from the printed edition Boivin, Paris 1744?, Gallica, BNF, Paris. Caption title: “DARDANUS, / NOUVELLE TRAGEDIE , / MISE EN MUSIQUE / PAR M. RAMEAU, / ET REPRESENTEE .../ Le 7. Avril 1744”.

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