Castor et Pollux, RCT 32 (Rameau, Jean-Philippe)

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 Tristes apprets (Act I, Scene 3)
#144714 - 4.58MB - 4:57 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 394x

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darjac (2011/11/2)

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Darrell Jacobi

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Darrell Jacobi

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 Complete score
#54134 - 24.77MB, 195 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/V - 5008x

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Squin (2010/1/26)

 Complete Score
#298542 - 7.25MB, 195 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1502x

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Irishmaestro (2013/10/7)

PMLP57846-Rameau-Castor-1737.pdf
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First edition

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Paris: chez l'Auteur, Prault fils, la veuve Boivin, Leclair, Duval, 1737.

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Partition réduite

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 Complete score
#54136 - 20.90MB, 167 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- V/V/V - 3538x

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Squin (2010/1/26)

PMLP57846-Rameau-Castor-1754.pdf
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Paris: chez l'Auteur, rue des bons enfants, 1754.

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 Prologue: Overture
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 Prologue: Scenes 1 and 2
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 Act I
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 Act II
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 Act III
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 Act IV
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 Act V, Scenes 1 to 4
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 Act V, Scenes 5 to 7
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 Appendix for Acts I to III
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 Appendix for Acts IV to V and Supplement
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homerdundas (2008/12/27)

TN-Rameau Castor.jpg
Editor:

Auguste Chapuis (1858–1933)

Publisher Info.:

J.P. Rameau: Oeuvres Complètes, Tome VIII
Paris: Durand, 1903. Plate D. & F. 6031.

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For page index, see Discussion.

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Choeur

 Complete Score
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Fynnjamin (2011/1/19)

PMLP57846-11 pdfsam rung 0962-m rameau castor.pdf
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Henrik Rung (1807–1871)

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Manuscript, n.d.(19th century.)

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Contained in "H. & Fr. Rungs Musik-Arkiv" (Henrik & Frederik Rung's Musik-Arkiv). See WorldCat.

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 Complete Score
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Massenetique (2011/11/18)

PMLP57846-Rameau - Castor et Pollux VS Sibley.1802.17170.pdf
Arranger:

Auguste Chapuis (1858-1933), piano reduction

Editor:

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

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Paris: A. Durand & Fils, n.d.[1903]. Plate D. & F. 6269.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 92e année, Nº 45, 7 Novembre 1903, p.739, r.6100.

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Selections

 Complete score
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Bassani (2011/9/23)

PMLP57846-Castor et Pollux.pdf
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Airs pour chant avec accompagnement de piano
Paris: Durand, n.d.(ca.1906?).

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Orchestra (Gevaert)
See: Danses célèbres des fondateurs de l'opéra français by François-Auguste Gevaert (Suite No.3)

Choeur

For Cello and Piano (Vogel and Guérout)

 Piano score
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 Cello part
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Generoso (2010/5/30)

PMLP57846-Rameau - Choeur de Castor et Pollux for Cello and Piano score.pdf
Arranger:

Charles Vogel (1808-1892)
Henri Guérout (d. ca.1900?)

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Brunswick: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d. Plate 10121.B.

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Gavotte

For Violin and Piano (Grünwald and Standke)

 Complete Score
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Generoso (2011/7/7)

PMLP57846-Rameau - Gavotte Opera Castor et Pollux (Grunwald e Standke) for cello and piano.pdf
Arranger:

Adolf Grünwald (1826-1901)
Otto Standke (1832-1885)

Publisher Info.:

Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate 11101.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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The cover of this score says that it is for cello and piano, though the music itself is clearly for violin

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For Piano 4 hands (Winkler)

 Complete Score
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Morel (2011/11/14)

PMLP57846-Rameau Castor&Pollux Gavotte piano 4 hands.pdf
Arranger:

Louis Winkler (1820–1886)

Publisher Info.:

Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No. Collection Litolff 11073, n.d.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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Menuet

For Harmonium and Piano (Vilbac)
See: L'Harmonium-Concertant (No.11)

Libretto

 Complete Libretto
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Mfr (2015/6/29)

PMLP57846-Castor 1772.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: De Lormel, 1772

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Reprise de 1772

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General Information

Work Title Castor et Pollux
Alternative Title
Composer Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Opus/Catalogue Number RCT 32
Movements/Sections Prologue and 5 Acts
Year/Date of Composition 1737 ca.? (revised 1754)
First Performance 1737 October 24
First Publication 1737
Librettist Pierre-Joseph Bernard
Language French
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra


Misc. Comments

Two versions: 1737, 1754. ("Rameau made extensive revisions (mainly cuts) in 1754"- Staines, "The Rough Guide to Classical Music"- to quote one of only many sources, of course; consider too Charles William Dill's 1989 dissertation for Princeton University, The reception of Rameau's Castor et Pollux in 1737 and 1754.)

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