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Nais (Symphonies / Version 1749 and 1764)

Opera with a prologue and three acts

By Jean-Philippe Rameau

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Vocal solists, orchestra (Orchestra)
Opera with a prologue and three acts. Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Edited by Pascal Denecheau. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Symphonies / Version 1749 and 1764. Score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA07565. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA07565).

Item Number: BA.BA07565

ISBN 9790006558278. 33 x 24.3 cm inches. French. Preface: Denecheau, Pascal. Text: Cahusac, Louis de.

The opera Nais, which premiered on 22 April 1749 to celebrate the signing of the so-called Peace of Aachen at the Academie royale in the Palais-Royal in Paris and was re-performed in August 1764, shortly before Rameau's death, won as a Peace Opera. The Critical Edition, presented by Pascal Denecheau within the Opera Omnia Rameau, is the fruit of a meticulous comparison of all known musical sources and presents in the main body the version that Rameau validated in the 1749 performances. The appendices contain those passages that the composer deleted during rehearsals in 1749 and any changes he made for the new production of 1764. Especially in his Ballets Rameau reveals his full orchestral mastery here.

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