Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Les Indes galantes RCT 44
Ballet héroïque with a prologue and four acts
Version 1736
- Based on a reassessment of all sources and versions
- Destined to have a clear impact on performances of Rameau’s magnum opus
Edition no.
BA 8860-01
Volume / Series
Jean-Philippe Rameau. Opera Omnia (OOR) IV/2+7
Bouissou, Sylvie
Instrumentation of the work
Soloists, Choir, Orchestra
Language(s) of work
Language(s) of text
French, English
Product format
Complete edition, Score, Urtext edition
Pages / Format
LXXXVI, 449 S. - 33,5 x 25,5 cm
The main body of the new edition of Les Indes galantes, published in Opera Omnia Rameau (OOR IV.2, 7), restores the version authorised by Rameau in 1736. This basic editorial decision has made it possible to present a fully coherent and authenticated reading of the work (after the adjustments from the earliest performances). All other versions before and after 1736 are gathered together in 19 complements.

Sylvie Bouissou’s new edition differs markedly from previous modern editions and all existing recordings. With its complements she does justice to the performer’s need for Rameau’s various revisions while finally making accessible a version actually authorised by Rameau. For the first time it is presented in its complete stylistic and dramatic context.

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