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Boismortier : “Don Quixote visits the Duchess” at the Chateau de Versailles

In 1743, two years before Rameau imagined Platée, Boismortier had an extraordinarily modern and preposterous « comic ballet » performed at the Académie royale de musique : Don Quixote visits the Duchess. In the course of a totally hysterical plot, the hero encounters monsters, magicians, … Continue reading

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