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Author: ROQUE, LA Title: Medee et Jason Tragedie Representée Par L'academie Royale De Musique En 1713 Les Paroles Sont De Mr. De La Roque & La Musique Est De Mr. Salomon
Description: La Haye, Guillaume De Vois. 1716, First Thus. Full-Vellum, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Book, 60 PP. engraved frontispice [ a classical scene] French composer of the Baroque era. The son of a valet to King Louis XIV's brother, Monsieur, Gervais was born at the Palais Royal in Paris and probably educated by Monsieur's musical intendants, Jean Granouillet de Sablières and Charles Lalouette. He worked as a musician for the Duc de Chartres, the future regent of France. In 1701, he married Françoise du Vivier (she died in 1723). In 1721 he was named sous-maître de musique at the Chapelle Royale along with André Campra, Nicolas Bernier and Michel Richard Delalande (who had previously held the post alone). Gervais composed sacred music and operas, including two tragédies en musique. Some waterstains and worming at inner margin, nevertheless a good copy of a scarce work. Bound with 7 other classic plays such as [e.g.]Omphale, Iphigenie, Marthesie and L'Europe Galante . Fair.
Keywords: Opera. Theatre. Music.
Price: EUR 495.00 = appr. US$ 537.99 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 3427
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