Rameau: Dardanus

1739 Version

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  • Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Editors: Cécile Davy-Rigaux, Denis Herlin, Sylvie Bouissou
  • Instrumentation: Opera
  • Work: Dardanus, RCT 35
  • Work Language: French
  • ISMN: 9790006527922
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 434
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The first version of "Dardanus", which was performed at the end of 1739, was composed apparently in only six months and marks a particularly productive phase in Rameau's career. in a period of only six years five of his major works were performed at the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris. The theme is taken from Greek mythology: The opera describes the war between Teucer (the future founder of Troy), his Phrygian people and the army of Dardanus.