Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Surprises de l'amour : Version 1757-1758
Anacréon, Les Sibarites

Abstract : Les Surprises de l'amour was first performed in public at Versailles in 1748. From this first version, Rameau retained only a few scenes to create a new version of the work which was published in 1757, and performed at the “Académie royale de musique” in Paris that same year. As was his wont, Rameau revised this new work several further times between May 1757 and February 1759, so that a new edition of the second act, La Lyre enchantée, had to be published in 1758. The public reception of the Paris performance of Les Surprises de l'amour, which, according to the Mercure de France of July 1757, “the public goes to see again with ever the same pleasure” was, on the whole, very positive. Fréron, writing in L'Année littéraire in 1757, praised Rameau's “richness, his harmony, brilliant and sublime symphonies », and credited the musician with “talents which make him the first Composer in Europe”.
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Sylvie Bouissou. Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Surprises de l'amour : Version 1757-1758
Anacréon, Les Sibarites. Gérard Billaudot éditeur, 2000, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Opera omnia (OOR IV.10), sous la direction de S. Bouissou. ⟨halshs-00008812⟩

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