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by Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871; Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861. Dieu et la bayadère; Rifaut, V. (Victor), 1798-1838
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Pl. no.: 3403
Topic: Operas
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by Rébel, François, 1701-1775; Francœur, François, 1698-1787; La Serre, Mr. de (Jean-Louis-Ignace), ca. 1662-1756. Tarsis et Zelie
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Libretto by J.L.I. La Serre. Cf. BUCEM
Topic: Operas
"Gravé par Melle Vendôme."
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by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838 Don Giovanni
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Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Topic: Operas
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by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795 Orfeo ed Euridice; Moline, M. (Pierre Louis), approximately 1740-1821; Girod de Vienney, Louis Philippe, baron de Trémont, 1779-1852 (association)
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Translation of Orfeo ed Euridice by Ranieri de' Calsabigi
Topic: Operas
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by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Tschudi, Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Théodore, baron de, 1734-1784. Écho et Narcisse
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Name of the librettist on t.p. covered with blank label
Topic: Operas
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by Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695; D'Avenant, William, Sir, 1606-1668; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shadwell, Thomas, 1642?-1692. Tempest
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Libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Davenant, Dryden and Shadwell. Cf. Brit. union cat. of early music
Topic: Operas
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by Paisible, James, 1656?-1721; Bononcini, Giovanni Maria, 1642-1678; Finger, Gottfried, fl. 1685-1717; Croft, William, 1678-1727; Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752; Courteville, Raphael, d. ca. 1735; Corelli, Arcangelo, 1653-1713; Bononcini, Giovanni, 1670-1747; Weldon, John, 1676-1736; Simons, Henry; Topham, William, active 1700-1709
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3 parts bound separately. Each with the bookplate of Charles Cholmondeley of Vale Royall in Cheshire. Collection consists of: (1) Six sonatas of two parts for two flutes. Composed by Mr. Paisible. Opera prima. London: I. Walsh and I. Hare, [ca. 1703]. [Sonatas, 2 recorders, op. 1] (2) Six sonatas of two parts for two flutes. Composed by Mr. Finger. Opera secunda. London: I. Walsh and I. Hare, 1702. [Sonatas, 2 recorders, op. 2] (3) Six sonatas of two parts, purposely made and contrived for two...
Topics: Sonatas (Flute and continuo), continuo), Arranged, Sonatas (Flute and continuo), Arranged,...
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by Spontini, Gaspare, 1774-1851; Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846 Milton; Dieulafoy, Joseph Marie Armand Michel, 1762-1823. Milton
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Pl. no. 529
Topic: Operas
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by Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801; Sografi, Antonio Simeone. Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi; Moline, Pierre Louis, 1739-1820
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Pl. no. 758
Topic: Operas
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by Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759; Dryden, John, 1631-1700. Alexander's feast
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RISM A: H 994
Topics: Dryden, John, 1631-1700, Cantatas, Secular
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by Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687; Quinault, 1635-1688. Proserpine
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Libretto by Quinault. Cf. Loewenberg
Topic: Operas
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Music by P.A. Monsigny; libretto by Charles Collé. Cf. Grove
Topic: Operas
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by Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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London: Monzani & Hill, [between 1819 and 1829] [1], 13 p. "Beethoven's P.F. Seln. No. 70."
Topic: Sonatas (Piano)
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by Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848; Romani, Felice, 1788-1865
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Pl. no. 2340.R
Topics: Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536, Operas
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by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Guillard, Nicolas François, 1752-1814 Iphigénie en Tauride
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RISM A: G 2815
Topic: Operas
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by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
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Text by the composer
Topic: Operas
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by Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695; Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715
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Words by N. Tate. Cf. Grove's dict. of music
Topic: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 8 parts) with orchestra
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by Catel, Charles-Simon, 1773-1830; Duval, Alexandre, 1767-1842. Artistes par occasíon
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Imperfect: imprint deleted
Topic: Operas
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by Du Bois, Léon, 1859-1935; Lemonnier, Camille, 1844-1913; Martinetti, Paul, -1924
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Composer's presentation copy
Topic: Pantomimes with music
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by Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901 Médecin malgré lui; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872 Médecin malgré lui
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Caption title
Topic: Operas
138, 37, 17 p. of music
Topic: Gregorian chants
Source: folio
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by Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759; Arnold, Samuel, 1740-1802; Morell, Thomas, 1703-1784 Theodora
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Nos. 5-8 of Samuel Arnold's edition
Topic: Oratorios
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by Dezède, 1740?-1792; Monvel, 1745-1812
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RISM A: D 2216
Topic: Operas
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by Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871; Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861. Part du diable
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Topic: Operas
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by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream
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Pl. no. 7774
Topic: Incidental music
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by Kreutzer, Rodolphe, 1766-1831; Dej̄aure, Jean Élīe Bédéno, known as, 1761-1799. Lodoīska
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Pl. no. 1222
Topic: Operas
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by Philidor, F. D. (François Danican), 1726-1795; Morel, M. (Étienne), 1747-1814. Thémistocle
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RISM A: P 1906
Topic: Operas
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by Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856; Sauvage, T. (Thomas)
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Topic: Operas
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by Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800; Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688 Roland; Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799. Roland
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Text by Philippe Quinault, altered and reduced to three acts by J.F. Marmontel
Topic: Operas
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by Gossec, François Joseph, 1734-1829; La Salle d'Offémont, Adrien Nicolas Piédefer marquis de. Pêcheurs
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RISM A: G 3050
Topic: Operas
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by Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809; Clementi, Muzio, 1752-1832
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Topic: Oratorios
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by Duni, Egidio Romualdo, 1709-1775; Anseaume, Louis, 1721-1784. L'école de la jeunesse
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RISM A: D 3745
Topic: Operas
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by Boieldieu, A. (Adrien), 1775-1834; Dejaure, Jean Élie Bédéno, known as, 1761-1799. Dot de Suzette
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Topic: Operas
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by Jommelli, Nicolò, 1714-1774; Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782. Passione di Gesù Cristo
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With unrealized continuo
Topic: Oratorios
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by Méhul, Etienne Nicolas, 1763-1817; Arnault, A.-V. (Antoine-Vincent), 1766-1834 Horatius Coclès
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RISM A: M 1874?
Topic: Operas
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by Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842; Révéroni Saint-Cyr, Jacques Antoine, baron de, 1767-1829. Élisa
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Topic: Operas
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by Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856; Horn, Moritz, 1814-1874. Pilgerfarht der Rose
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First edition of conductor's score. Cf. Musikantiquariat Hans Schneider. Katalog 188, #220
Topic: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
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by Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842; Loraux, Claude François Fillette, 1753-1821. Lodoiska
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Pl. no. 695
Topic: Operas
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by Wagner, Siegfried, 1869-1930; Reuss, Eduard, 1851-1911; Kniese, Julius, 1848-1905
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Original libretto by the composer. Cf. Loewenberg
Topic: Operas
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by La Coste, fl. 1693-1757; Ballard, J.-B.-Christophe (Jean-Baptiste-Christophe) (autograph); Lafont, Joseph de, 1686-1725. Orion; Pellegrin, M. l'abbé (Simon-Joseph), 1663-1745. Orion
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Errors in paging; p. lvj numbered xvj
Topic: Operas
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by Le Sueur, 1760-1837; Dercy, P. Caverne
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Pl. no. 3
Topic: Operas
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by Champein, S. (Stanislas), 1753-1830; Grenier, 18th cent; Duveyrier, Honoré, baron, 1753-1839
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Libretto by Grenier and Duveyrier. Cf. Loewenberg
Topic: Operas
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by Boieldieu, A. (Adrien), 1775-1834; Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861 Dame blanche; Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
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Pl. no.: 2101. J.C./2170. J.C
Topic: Operas
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by Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871; Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861; Saint-Georges, Henri, 1801?-1875
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Pl. no.: T. 1041
Topic: Operas
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by Desmarets, Henri, 1661-1741; Duché de Vancy, Joseph-François, 1668-1707. Iphigénie en Tauride; Danchet, Antoine, 1671-1748. Iphigénie en Tauride; Campra, André, 1660-1744
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Libretto by J.F. Duché de Vancy and A. Danchet. Cf. Loewenberg
Topic: Operas
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by Berton, H. (Henri), 1767-1844; Bouilly, J. N. (Jean Nicolas), 1763-1842 Françoise de Foix; Dupaty, Emmanuel, 1775-1851. Françoise de Foix
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RISM A: B 2248
Topic: Operas
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by Méhul, Étienne Nicolas, 1763-1817; Hoffmann, François Benoît, 1760-1828 Euphrosine
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Signed by the publisher
Topic: Operas
Libretto by M. de Rozoi
Topics: Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610, Operas
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Libretto by C.A. Leclerc de la Bruère
Topic: Operas
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Pl. no. 23, 2, 4, 2, 23
Topics: Piano music, Arranged, Dance music, French
Source: folio
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by Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801; Bertati, Giovanni, 1735-1815 Matrimonio segreto; Moline, Pierre Louis, 1739-1820
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Pl. no. 738
Topic: Operas
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by Méhul, Etienne Nicolas, 1763-1817; Capelle, Pierre Adolphe, 1772-1851. Journee aux aventures; Mézières, Louis, 1793-1872. Journée aux aventures
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Each Act has separate paging
Topic: Operas
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Libretto by J. Gay
Topic: Masques with music
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by Catholic Church
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[f. 1r] [Antiphon, Super ripam Jordanis stabat beatus] -- Antiphon, Suscepti deus Israel -- [f. 1v] Antiphon, Miserere mihi domine -- Responsory In manus tuas domini -- Verse, Redemisti me domini deus. -- Lacuane -- [f. 2r] [Responsory, Domini est terra et plenitudo] -- Verse, Ipse super maria -- Antiphon, Non sunt loquelae -- [f. 2v] Exaudiat te dominus -- Antiphon, Domine in virtute tua laetabitur rex -- Antiphon, Ad te domine levavi. Vellum 58 x 40.5 cm Fragment from an antiphoner with...
Topics: Gregorian chants, Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Texts, Manuscripts, Latin
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by Isouard, Nicolo, 1775-1818; Bouilly, J. N. (Jean Nicolas), 1763-1842 Intrigue aux fenêtres; Dupaty, Emmanuel, 1775-1851. Intrigue aux fenêtres
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Topic: Operas
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by Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801; Petrosellini, Giuseppe. L'Italiana in Londra
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Libretto by G. Petrosellini. Cf. LC
Topic: Operas
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Topic: Operas
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by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911; Tracy, George Lowell
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Topic: Operas
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by Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813; Sedaine, Michel Jean, 1719-1797. Barbe Bleue
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RISM A: G 3992
Topic: Operas
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by Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840; Powell, Thomas, b. 1776, arr
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Pl. no. 2964.R
Topics: Rondos (Violin with orchestra), Rondos (Violoncello and piano), Arranged
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by Bazin, François, 1816-1878; Desnoyer, Charles, 1806-1858
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Pl. no.: E.T.et Cie. 2095
Topic: Operas
Pl. no. 33
Topics: Piano music, Arranged, Dance music, French
Source: folio
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by Isouard, Nicolo, 1775-1818; Étienne, Charles-Guillaume, 1777-1845 Joconde
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Pl. no. O
Topic: Operas
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by Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826; Kind, Friedrich, 1768-1843 Freischütz; Castil-Blaze, 1784-1857
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Pl. no. C.B. 20
Topic: Operas
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by Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809; Swieten, Gottfried van, 1734-1803. Jahreszeiten; Thomson, James, 1700-1748. Seasons
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"Originalausgabe."
Topic: Oratorios
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by Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813; Sedaine, Michel Jean, 1719-1797. Guillaume Tell
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"Oeuvre XXXI" and imprint covered by labels: "À Lyon, Chez Marnier ... " and "À Paris Chez Aug.te Le Duc ... "
Topic: Operas
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by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864; Garaudé, Alexis de, 1779-1852; Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861. Prophète
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Pl. no. B. et Cie. 5191, 5103-5109
Topic: Operas
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by Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813; Favart, M. (Charles-Simon), 1710-1792 Amitié à l'épreuve; Voisenon, Claude Henri de Fusée, abbé de, 1708-1775. Amitié à l'épreuve
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At head of title: Oeuvre VI
Topic: Operas
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by Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800; Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799. Pénélope
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Libretto by J.F. Marmontel. Cf. Grove's dict. of music
Topic: Operas
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by Rameau, Jean-Philippe, 1683-1764; Marmontel, Jean-François, 1723-1799 Acante et Céphise; Meyronnet, M. de (bookplate)
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Libretto by J.F. Marmontel. Cf. Grove
Topic: Operas
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by Pilati, A. (Auguste), 1810-1877; Théaulon, M. (Marie-Emmanuel-Guillaume-Marguerite), 1787-1841. Prova d'un opera seria; Nézel, Théodore, 1799-1854. Prova d'un opera seria; Achard, Adolphe, b. 1808 (association)
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Pl. no.: 575
Topic: Operas
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by Méhul, Etienne Nicolas, 1763-1817; Duval, Alexandre, 1767-1842 Joseph
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Pl. no.: 74
Topic: Operas
Pl. no. 27
Topics: Piano music, Arranged, Dance music, French
Source: folio
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by Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786. Iphigénie en Aulide
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Libretto by Du Roullet based on Racine's tragedy. Cf. LC
Topic: Operas