[LWV 38]. Relation de la Feste de Versailles. [Libretto]. Jean-Baptiste LULLY.

[LWV 38]. Relation de la Feste de Versailles. [Libretto]

Du dix-huitième Juillet mil six cens soixante-huit

Paris: Chez Pierre le Petit, Imprimeur & Libraire ordinaire du Roy, ruë S. Jacques, à la Croix d'Or, 1668. First Edition.

Small quarto. Full modern vellum. 1f. (recto title with fine engraved vignette, verso blank), [3]-60 pp. With fine engraved headpiece and decorative initial to first page of text.

Uniform moderate browning.

First Edition. Schneider p. 151. Guibert: Bibliographie des Oeuvres de Molière publiées au XVIIe Siècle, pp. 510-11.

Composed to celebrate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, this divertissement was first performed on 18 July 1668; it featured the comédie-ballet George Dandin by Molière and Lully. The present libretto describes the work in great detail.

"In 1664 [Lully] was called upon to collaborate with Molière in a series of excellent comédies-ballets ... The masterpieces of the ‘deux Baptiste’, as Molière and Lully were called at the time, were all first performed at court as divertissements." Jérôme de La Gorce in Grove Music Online.

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