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"Un cabinet de musique"--the library of an eighteenth-century musician.

Gabriel-Vincent Thevenard (1669-1741) was a leading singer at the Paris Opera during its early, formative years. He was born probably in Orleans, but possibly in Paris (see plate 1), and is said to have been the son of a food merchant in whose shop he worked as a youth. (1) Nothing is known of his early training as a singer, but by 1690, he was in Paris performing at the Academie royale de musique. While initially assigned secondary and substitute roles, by 1695 Thevenard had become a noted basse-taille at the Opera. He appears to have been a student of Andre Destouches, who created parts for him (as did Andre Campra), and he sang leading roles in works by the finest opera composers of the time. (2) In 1729, after some forty years of activity as a professional singer, Thevenard married a young girl and retired from the Opera with a pension. He is purported to have been a heavy drinker and carouser, and to have had a fiery and testy temperament. (3)

Little else was known about Thevenard, (4) at least before a catalog of his musical library was recently uncovered, providing a fascinating view of this man through the special quality of the collection he assembled. The catalog was printed in 1742, the year after Thevenard's death, compiled for the purpose of selling the library by auction. A copy survives as a unicum at the Bibliotheque nationale de France (call number: delta 3743). The owner of the collection is anonymous in the printed source (as is the publisher), but a manuscript inscription in a contemporaneous hand on the paper cover of the catalog provides the identification "Tevenard--1742." (5)

The care with which the collection is described is unusual for auction catalogs of the time, suggesting that it probably was compiled by the publisher using notes left by Thevenard. The catalog lists 302 individual items, numbered consecutively and divided into seven principal musical genres: Sonates (78 items), Pieces de clavessin (11 items), Cantates (20 items), Cantatilles (5 items), Airs (13 items), Motets (9 items), and Opera (166 items). A few works in other genres are included among these without separate classification; for example, concertos are found under Sonates, musical treatises under Airs, works for viol under Pieces de clavessin, and ballets and divertissements under Opera. Yet--apart from grouping the works of individual composers by genre, and from maintaining the order of opus or volume numbers for works issued in series--there appears to be no logical organization to the catalog; composers are listed neither by nationality nor alphabetically, nor are their works arranged chronologically. Indeed, the compilation may well reflect the manner in which Thevenard stored his music: generally by composer within each genre, but with little heed paid to the sequence of items on the shelf.

The information supplied for individual catalog listings is not always consistent; each may include a work's title, size, format, date, opus or volume number, the number of its voices or parts, and indication as to whether the item is printed, engraved, or in manuscript. Only occasionally are bindings or unusual physical characteristics described (these are noted especially among the Opera). There are a small number of unclear or incomplete listings that describe items in general terms rather than provide specific titles or publication information (particularly among the Airs).

Items that comprise two or more works bound together are normally listed by the genre and composer of the first work in the binding, followed by identification of the others that comprise the bound volume. The numerical listing of items is consecutive throughout the catalog, except for four works, which are identified by numbers already assigned to other works in the listing, but supplied with asterisks (nos. 31 *, 122 *, 177 *, and 202 *). This procedure provided the compiler with a convenient way of adding works to the listings without disturbing the original order. The names of 103 different composers are found in the catalog (84 French, 11 Italian, 5 German, 2 English, and 1 Swedish), represented by 381 works, of which 22 are in manuscript copy (6 are identified as "never published"--all Opera) and 34 in duplicate (indicated by the designation "double" or "le meme").

The large number of opera scores in Thevenard's catalog clearly relates to his activity as a professional singer. In his career, he is known to have performed 123 different roles in 86 operas (all written exclusively by French composers in the French language), copies of only 3 of which do not form part of the library. (6) A place of honor is given in these listings to Jean-Baptiste Lully, whose works open the section devoted to Opera, and who is represented by more listings than is any other composer in the catalog (26 items, 5 in duplicate); Andre Campra is a close second (25 items, 4 in duplicate). Aside from Lully, only a small number of composers of an earlier generation appear in the listings; these include Michel Lambert, Robert Cambert, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Pascal Collasse. For the most part, Thevenard appears to have favored the music of his own time, produced by a younger generation of composers. Indeed, he continued to add contemporary opera scores to the collection even after retirement; of special interest are four by Jean-Philippe Rameau that date from 1733 to 1739 (in which Thevenard never performed publicly), and one each by Rene de Bearn Brassac and Charles-Louis Mion published in the year of Thevenard's death (1741).

While the small number of vocal genres other than Opera represented in the library confirm the singer's preference for dramatic vocal works in French, there is also surprising strength in his collection of music for instrumental ensemble, of which about one-third are by Italian composers (these include a complete set of the published music by Arcangelo Corelli, opp. 1-6). Although Thevenard is not known to have been an instrumentalist, he may well have participated in, or perhaps even hosted, concerts that featured chamber music. According to records of court entertainments, he was appointed ordinaire de la chambre du roy in 1722, functioning as a chantre. (7)

The catalog of Thevenard's musical library is reproduced here in its entirety, in a form that retains the essential arrangement and orthography found in the original publication of 1742. Emendations and additions are provided only when they serve to clarify the items listed; an alphabetical composer index has been added as a finding tool. The symbol "[?]" is used to signify an ambiguous reference, and the designation of items as "[lost]" conveys current scholarly opinion concerning the works so labeled. An English translation is provided for the catalog heading.

The source, in octavo, comprises sixteen unnumbered pages, formed by a gathering of four folded quarto-sheets (marked [Ai], Aij, Aiij, Aiiij), covered by a paper wrapper and sewn together at the central seam. A seal of the "Bibliotheque Royale" appears on the title-page, and a vignette marked "Pavilion fecit" at the top of page [3]. The pagination of the original publication is provided in square brackets. There are no watermarks visible on the paper. The copy appears cropped.

CATALOG

Catalogue du Cabinet de Musique de feu M. T***. Dont la Vente se fera au plus offrant et dernier Encherisseur, le Lundy 15 Janvier 1742 de relevee, et se continuera les Mercredy et Samedy suivans, rue Saint-Honore, vis-a-vis les Peres de l'Oratoire, attenant le Bonnetier. [Catalog of the Collection of Music of the late M. T***, which will be sold to the highest bidder on Monday, 15 January 1742, in the afternoon, and on the following Wednesday and Saturday, on rue SaintHonore, opposite the Church of les Peres de l'Oratoire, adjoining the hat-shop.]

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Les livres seront vendus dans l'ordre qui suit:

Lundy, 15 janvier--Les Sonates depuis le No. 1 jusqu'au No. 30

Les Cantates depuis le No. 90 jusques & compris le No. 100

Les Motets depuis le No. 128 jusques & compris le No. 131

Les Opera depuis le No. 137 jusques & compris le No. 188

Mercredy, 17 Janvier--Les Sonates depuis le No. 31 jusques & compris le No. 61

Les Cantates depuis le No. 101 jusques & compris le No. 114

Les Motets depuis le No. 132 jusques & compris le No. 136

Les Opera depuis le No. 189 jusques & compris le No. 244

Samedy, 20 Janvier--Les Sonates depuis le No. 62 jusques & [compris] le No. 89

Les Airs depuis le No. 115 jusques & compris le No. 127

Et les Opera depuis le No. 245 jusques & compris le No. 302

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Sonates

Le Clair [=Jean-Marie Leclair]

1. Le premier & le second Livre, reliez en lv. [op. 1, 1723; op. 2, 1728]

2. Le troisieme Oeuvre deux Violons [op. 3, 1730]

3. Et le Quatrieme en trio, 3v. [op. 4, ca. 1731-33]

4. Le Troisieme Livre de Sonates, Oeuvre 5 [op. 5, 1734]

5. 2 Concerts, Oeuv. 7 [op. 7, 1737]

6. Le second Livre, double Michel[e] Mascit[t]i

7. Le premier & le second, reliez en lv. [op. 1, 1704; op. 2, 1706]

8. Le troisieme & le quatrieme, en lv. [op. 3, 1707; op. 4, 1711]

9. Le cinquieme (op. 5, 1714]

10. Le sixieme [op. 6, 1722]

11. Le huitieme Oeuv. [op. 8, 1731]; dans le meme vol., le premier Liv. [1720] de [Francois] Francoeur le cadet

Francoeur [Francois, le cadet]

12. Le 2e. Liv. [n.d.]

Senallie [=Jean-Baptiste Senaille]

13. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, lv. [1710, 1712]

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Francoeur l'aine [= Louis Francoeur, 1'aine]

14. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, lv. [1715, 1726]

15. Le ler. livre, double

Aubert [Jacques]

16. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, lv. [1719, 1721]

17. Le 3e. & 4e. Livre, lv. [1723, 1731]

18. Le 5e. Livre [1738]

19. Le ler., 2e., 3e. & 4e. Suites, 3v.

20. 14e. Oeuv., les Amusettes (ca.1733]

21. Le quinzieme Oeuvre pour 2 fluttes ou violons [ca.1734]

22. Le Carillon concerto [n.d.]

23. Le dix-septieme Oeuvre, six concerto [1734]

24. Le vingt-sixieme Oeuv., six concerto [1739]

25. Douze Suites Francoises en trio [n.d.]

26. Le vingt-quatrieme Oeuv. a 2 violons [1738]

Mouret [Jean-Joseph]

27. 2e. Suite [n.d.]

Albinoni [Tomaso Giovanni]

28. Balletti en trio [op. 3, 1701]

29. Le ler. Livre [op. 1, 1694]

30. Extraits des Sonates & Concerts d'Albinoni, par [Jacques] Hotteterre en trio [lost]

Ranc [Nicolas?]

31. Le ler. Livre [n.d.]

M.R. [= Ranc?]

31. * Le premier Livre solo

Rebel le pere [=Jean-Fery Rebel, le pere]

32. Les Elemens [1737-38]

33. Les Plaisirs Champetres [1734]

34. La Terpsichore [1720]

35. Le premier Livre des Sonates [1712]

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36. 1 vol. contenant: La Terpsichore [1720], Le Caprice [1711], La Boutade [1712], Les Caracteres de la Danse [1715], Le Pas de Trois et Le Pas de six [?], Les Elemens [1737-38]

Le Maire [=Jean Lemaire, l'aine]

37. Le ler. Liv. [1739]

Roussel [?]

38. ler. Suite

Baptiste [Ludwig Albert Friedrich]

39. 2e. Liv. de Sonates violon seul [ca.1736]

40. 2e. Liv. de Musettes [?]

Blavet [Michel]

41. 2e. Liv. [1732]

Dornel [Louis-Antoine]

42. 2e. Oeuvre [1711]

43. Le meme

44. 3e. Liv. de trio [1713]

Huguenet [Jacques-Christophe]

45. Le ler. Liv. [1713]

46. Le 2e. Liv. [1720, lost]

Chamborn [Joachim Michaut]

47. Le ler. Livre solo [1722] & Quentin 1'aine [= Bertin Quentin, l'aine] le ler. Livre solo [n.d.]-en lv.

Quentin le cadet [=Jean-Baptiste Quentin, le cadet]

48. Le ler. Oeuv. solo [1724]

49. Le 5e. Oeuv. trio [n.d.]

Cor[r]ette [Michel]

50. 3e. Liv. concerto [op. 3, 1728]

Cheron [Andre]

51. Le ler. Liv. trio [1727]

Endel [= George Frideric Handel]

52. Le ler. Liv. de trio [op. 2, ca.1730]

Telleman [= Georg Philipp Telemann]

53. Le ler. Liv. de Clavessin [1728?] Amusemen [t]s

54. Le ler. Liv. de Table en trio [1733]

55. Le ler. Liv. de quatuor [1730]

Caldara [Antonio]

56. Le ler. Liv. trio [1693]

57. Le Second trio [1699]

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Somis [Giovanni Battista]

58. Le 4e. Oeuv. solo [1726]

59. Le 5e. Liv. trio [1733]

Geminiani [Francesco]

60. Le ler. Liv. solo [op. 1, 1716]

61. Le 2e. Liv. concerto [op. 2, 1732]

Bouvart [= Francois Bouvard]

62. Le ler. Liv. [1723]

Abaco [= Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco]

63. Le 4e. Liv. solo [1716]

Vivaldi [Antonio]

64. Opera secunda, double [1709]

65. Opera terza & duodecima sei concerti [1711, 1729] Madonis [Luigi]

66. Le ler. Liv. solo [1731]

Valentini [Giuseppe]

67. Le ler., 2e., 3e. & 5e. Oeuv. en trio [1701-7]

Roman [Johan Helmich]

68. Le ler. Liv. solo [1727]

Favre [Antoine]

69. Le ler. & 2e. Livre solo iv. [1731]

Corelli [Arcangelo]

70. Le ler., 2e., 3e. &4e. Oeuvres en trio [opp. 1-4, 1681-94]

71. Le 5e. Oeuv. solo [op. 5, 1700]

72. Le 6e. Oeuv. concerto [op. 6, 1714]

73. Le 3e. Oeuv., double

La ferte [Charles de]

74. Le ler. Livre [1707]

Chedeville [Nicolas]

75. Le ler. Livre [1729]

Veracini [Francesco Maria]

76. Le ler. Livre [1721]

Travenol [Louis-Antoine]

77. Le ler. Livre [1739]

Boismortier [Joseph Bodin de]

78. Sonates pour le Clavessin [op. 59, 1736]

Pieces de clavessin

Babell [William]

79. Un Vol., broche [?]

Dornel [Louis-Antoine]

80. Premier Livre [1731]

Torner [Joseph Nicolaus]

81. Le premier Livre [lost]

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Blumen [?]

82. Le premier Livre

Kolb [Carlmann]

83. Le premier Livre [1733]

Couperin [Francois]

84. Le premier, second, troisieme Oeuvre avec les Concerts Royaux [1713-22]

85. Et le 4e. Oeuvre, 3v. [1730]

Dandrieux [=Jean-Francois Dandrieu]

86. Le ler. & le 2e. Livre, 1v [1724, 1728]

Rameau [Jean-Philippe]

87. Le ler. & le 2e. Livre, 1v. [1706, 1724]

Marais [Marin]

88. Un Livre de trio [1692]

Morel [Jacques]

89. Le premier Livre de pieces pour la Viole [1709]

Cantates

Brossart [= Sebastien de Brossard]

90. Six Cantates manuscrits & une de M. [Philippe] Co[u]rbois, 1v.

Bernier [Nicolas]

91. Le ler. & 2e. Livre avec les Nimphes de Diane, en 1v. [1703]

92. Le 3e. & 4e. Livre, 1v. [1703]

93. Le 5e. Livre [1715]

94. Le 6e. & 7e. Livre, 1v. [1718, 1723]

95. Du meme, le ler., 2e., 3e. & 7e. Livres, doubles

Campra [Andre]

96. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, 1v. [1708, 1714]

97. Le 3e. Liv. [1728]

Bourgeois [Thomas-Louis]

98. Quatre Cantates [?]

Clerambault [Louis-Nicolas]

99. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, 1v. [1710, 1713]

100. Le 3e., 4e. & 5e. Livre, 1v. [1716-26]

Baptistin [= Jean-Baptiste Stuck]

101. Le ler. Livre [1706]

102. Le 2e. Livre [1708]

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103. Le 3e. Livre [1711]

Courbois [Philippe]

104. Le ler. Livre [1710], avec le ler. Livre de Mottets de [Jacques de]

Bournonville, 1v. [1711]

Blamont [= Francois Collin de Blamont]

105. Le ler. Livre [1723]

Morin [Jean-Baptiste]

106. Le ler. & 2e. Livre, 1v. [1704, 1709]

107. Les memes, doubles

108. L'Oeuvre sixieme [1712]

Gervais [Laurent]

109. Le ler. Livre [1727]

Cantatilles

Le Maire [= Louis Lemaire]

110. Six Cantatilles, doubles [?]

Buret [= Bernard Burette]

111. Daphne [n.d.]

Doriot [?]

112. Le May [lost]

Le Comte

113. Le Jaloux [1740]

Betisy [= Jean Laurent de Bethizy]

114. Le Transport Amoureux [n.d.]

Airs

Lambert [Michel]

115. Airs a 1, 2, 3 & 4 parties, fol. imp. [1689]

116. Cinq Recueils de Cantates & Airs Italiens, rel. MS

117. 8 Vols. d'Airs a boire, MS reliez

Du Tartre [Jean-Baptiste]

118. La Cantate de la Paix [ca. 1728] avec sept Recueils d'Airs serieux & a boire [1715-22], gravez lv.

(119.) Un Recueil d'Airs serieux & a boire de differens auteurs imprime [?]

Dubousset [= Jean-Baptiste de Bousset]

120. Sept Recueils d'Airs, reliez [?]

Deaire [= Etienne-Denis Delair]

121. Un Traite d'accompagnement [1690]

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122. ler. & 2e. Recueils de duos a la mode, gravez [lost]

122*. 4. Livre de Parodies a la mode, broche [?]

Monteclair [Michel Pignolet de]

123. ler. Recueil de Brunettes [n.d.]

M. *** [= Borin]

124. Musique Theorique & Pratique [1722]

125. Trois volumes de Recueil de divertissemens de comedies, gravez [?]

Gervais [Laurent]

126. Methode pour l'accompagnement du Clavessin [1733]

127. Quatre Recueils de Brunettes, 12[degrees] imp. [?]

Motets

Blamont [= Francois Collin de Blamont]

128. ler. Motet grand Choeur [1730]

Michel [Joseph]

129. ler. Motet a grand Choeur [n.d.]

Bernier [Nicolas]

130. Le ler. & le 2e. Livre [1703, 1713]

Lallouette [Jean-Baptiste Francois]

131. Le ler. Livre [1726]

Gharpentier [Marc-Antoine]

132. Le ler. Livre [1709]

Campra [Andre]

133. Le ler., 2e., 3e. Livre, en lv. [1695-1703]

134. Le 4e. Livre [1706]

135. Le 5e. Livre [1720]

Lalande [Michel-Richard de]

136. Les 8 Livres de Mottets, en 4v.

Opera

Lully [Jean-Baptiste]

137. Idylle de la Grotte de Versailles, fol. imp. en 1685

138. Proserpine, fol. imp. en 1707

139. Amadis, fol. imp. en 1684

140. Thesee, fol. imp. en 1688

141. Le meme, en maroquin

142. Cadmus, fol. impr. en 1719

143. Le meme, MS broche

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144. Psiche, fol. imp. en 1720

145. Phaeton, fol. imp. en 1683

146. Rolland, in fol. imp. en 1685

147. Le meme, en maroquin

148. Bellerophon, in fol. imp. 1679

149. Isis, in fol. imp. 1719

150. Persee, in fol. imp. 1682

151. Armide, in fol. imp. 1686

152. Acis & Galatee, in fol. imp. 1686

153. Le meme, en maroquin

154. Ads, in fol. imp. 1689

155. Alceste, in fol. grave 1708

156. Le meme, MS in 8[degrees]

157. Les Fetes de l'Amour & de Bacchus, in fol. imp. 1717

158. Le Triomphe de l'amour, in fol. imp. 1721

159. Le Garnaval Mascarade, in fol. imp. 1720

160. Le Temple de la Paix, in fol. imp. 1685

161. Les Fragmens de Lully, 4[degrees] imp. 1702

Lully fits [= Louis Lully, fils]

162. Orphee, in fol. imp. 1690

163. Zephire & Flore, in fol. imp. 1688

[Jean-Baptiste Lully, fils]

164. Le Triomphe de Ia raison sur l'amour, in 4[degrees] imp. 1697

165. La Mort d'Alcide, de Lully fits et de Mara is, in fol. MS. Il n'a jamais ete imprime.

Marais [Marin]

166. Alcionne, in 4[degrees] grave [1706]

167. Le meme

168. Semele, in 4[degrees] grave [1709]

169. Arianne, in 4[degrees] imp. 1696

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Campra [Andre]

170. Alcine, in fol. grave en 1705

171. Telephe, in 4[degrees] impr. 1713

172. Le meme, en maroquin

173. Tancrede, in 4[degrees] imp. en 1702

174. L'Europe Galante, en 4[degree] imp. 1699, maroquin

175. Le meme, in fol. imp. 1724

176. Arethuse, in 4[degrees] imp. 1701

177. Idomenee, in 4[degrees] imp. 1712

177*. Achille & Deidamie, 40 imp. broche [1735]

178. Extrait du Ballet des Ages, 4[degree] grave 1718. Dans le meme Vol.: le Professeur de Folie, imp. [1711, Destouches]; Recueil d'Airs a boire [1714] de Cocherot [= Jacques Cochereau]; et l'Etrenne d'Itis [1736], Cantate par [Charles] Noblet

179. Le meme extrait du Ballet des Ages, avec le Caprice d'Erato [1730, Collin de Blamont] & plusieurs divertissemens de Comedie

180. Camille, 4[degrees] imp. 1717

181. Hesione, 4[degrees] imp. 1700

182. Hypodamie, 4[degrees] impr. 1708

183. Venus Fetes galantes, 4[degrees] imp. 1698; Le Carnaval de Venise, 40[degrees] imp. 1699; [et] Orphee aux Enfers, imp. sans frontispiece, 1v.

184. Le Carnaval de Venise, 4[degrees] impr. 1699

185. Les Muses, Ballet, 4[degrees] imp. 1703

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186. Iphigenie, 40 imp. 1711

187. Le meme, en maroquin

188. Les Fetes Venitiennes, 4[degrees] imp. 1714

189. Telemaque tragedie, Fragmens des modernes, fol. MS. Il n'a point ete imprime.

Destouches [Andre Cardinal]

190. Isse, in fol. imp. en 1724

191. Le meme

192. Omphale, 4[degrees] imp. 1701

193. Le meme, en maroquin

194. Le Carnaval & la Folie, 4[degrees] grave [1703]

195. Le meme, imparfait de plusieurs feuillets retablis en ecriture de main.

196. Les Stratagemes de l'Amour, 4[degrees] imp. 1726

197. Semiramis, 4[degrees] imp. 1718

198. Telemaque & Calypso, 4[degrees] imp. 1714

199. Callirhoe, 4[degrees] imp. 1712

200. Les Elements, 4[degrees] imp. 1725

201. Les memes

202. Amadis de Grece, 4[degrees] imp. 1699

202. * Marthesie, 4[degrees] imp. 1699

203. Pan & Doris, 4[degrees] grave [n.d.]; Duo choisie pour la Flute, imp. [1725]; Et l'Himenee Royal divertissement, imp. 1699

Mouret [Jean-Joseph]

204. Les Graces, 4[degrees] grave 1735

205. Ariane, 4[degrees] imp. 1717

206. Les Fetes de Thalie, 4[degrees] imp. 1720 [nouv. ed.]

207. Le meme avec la Provencale [1722], imp. broche

208. Pirrithous, 4[degrees] grave 1723

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209. Le meme, en maroquin, avec la Fete de Diane [1734], ajoutee aux Fetes Grecques [1723, Collin de Blamont]

210. Les Amours des Dieux, 4[degrees] grave 1727

211. Les memes

212. Le Triomphe des Sens, 4[degrees] grave 1732

213. Le meme

214. La Provencale, 4[degrees] imp. broche [1722]

215. Enee & Lavinie, fol. imp. 1690

Colasse [= Pascal Collasse]

216. Achille & Polixene, fol. imp. 1687

217. Astree, fol. MS. Il n'a point ete imprime.

218. Jason ou la Toison d'or, MS. Il n'a point ete imprime.

219. Thetis & Pelee, fol. imp. 1689

220. Ballet danse a Ville-neuve Saint Georges, fol. MS

221. Polixene & Pirrhus, fol. imp. 1706

222. Ballet des Saisons, 4[degrees] imp. 1700

223. Le meme, en maroquin

224. Picus & Canente, 4[degrees] MS. Il n'a point ete imprime.

La Coste [= Louis de Lacoste]

225. La Naissance de Venus, 4[degrees] imp. 1695

226. Bradamante, 4[degrees] imp. 1707

227. Biblis, 4[degrees] imp. 1732

228. Telegone, 4[degrees] imp. 1725

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229. Orion, 4[degrees] imp. 1728

230. Philomele, 4[degrees] imp. 1705

231. Creuse, 4[degrees] imp. 1712

232. Aricie, fol. imp. 1697

Rameau [Jean-Philippe]

233. Hipolite & Aricie, fol. grave [1733]

234. Le meme

235. Dardanus, 4[degrees] grave (1739]

236. Castor & Pollux, 4[degrees] grave (1737]

237. Les Fetes d'Hebe, 4[degrees] grave [1739]

Baptistin [= Jean-Baptiste Stuck]

238. Polidor, fol. MS. Il n'a point ete imprime.

239. Meleagre, 4[degrees] imp. 1709

240. Manto la Fee, 4[degrees] imp. 1710

Bertin [= Toussaint Bertin de La Doue]

241. Ajax, 4[degrees] imp. 1716

242. Le Jugement de Paris, 4[degrees] imp. 1718

243. Diomede, 4[degrees] imp. 1710 maroquin

244. Extrait des Plaisirs de la Campagne [1719]; la Provencale [1722] de Mouret; [et] Quatre Cantatilles de [Louis] Lemaire

Bourgeois [Thomas-Louis]

245. Le Triomphe de la Paix, 4[degrees] grave [1715]

246. Les Amours deguisez, 4[degrees] imp. 1713

247. Le meme, en maroquin

Royer [Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace]

248. Pirrhus, 4[degrees] imp. 1730

249. Zaide, fol. grave 1739

Monteclair [Michel Pignolet de]

250. Les Fetes de l'Ete, fol. imp. 1716

251. Extrait du meme Ballet avec la Provencale [1722, Mouret]

252. Jephte, fol. grave 1732

Blamont [= Francois Collin de Blamont]

253. Les Caracteres de l'Amour, fol. grave 1738

[p. 15]

254. Les Fetes Grecques & Romaines, 4[degrees] imp. 1723

255. Les memes avec la Fete de Diane, ajoutee depuis, 4[degrees] imp. 1734 broche

256. Retour des Dieux, 4[degrees] imp. 1727

257. Endimion, 4[degrees] imp. 1731

Cambert [Robert]

258. Pomone, Pastorale, fol. MS

259. Les peines & les plaisirs de l'Amour, extrait, fol. MS

Bouvart [= Francois Bouvard]

260. Meduse, fol. MS

Villeneuve [Alexandre de]

261. La Princesse d'Elide, 4[degrees] imp. 1728

Nielle [= Jean-Baptiste Niel]

262. Les Romans, fol. grave 1736

Boismortier [Joseph Bodin de]

263. Les Voyages de l'amour, fol. grave maroquin [1736]

264. Le meme, en blanc

Theobaldi Lagatti [ = Theobaldo di Gatti]

265. Coronis, fol. MS, maroquin violet

266. Sylla [Scylla], 4[degrees] grave 1701

La Barre [Michel de]

267. La Venitienne, fol. MS 1705; Le Triomphe des Arts, 4 [degrees] imp. 1700

Mlle. de la Guerre [= Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre]

268. Cephale & Procris, fol. imp. 1694

Desmarets [Henri]

269. Les Fetes galantes, 4[degrees] imp. 1698

270. Circe, fol. imp. 1694

271. Les Amours de Momus, 4[degrees] imp. 1695

272. Didon, MS partition in fol.

273. Extrait de Didon, 4[degrees] imp. 1693

274. Renaut ou la suite d'Armide, 4[degrees] imp. 1722

275. Theagene & Cariclee 4[degrees] imp. 1695

276. Venus & Adonis, 4[degrees] imp. 1697

[p. 16]

Philidor [Pierre Danican]

277. Apollon & Daphne, fol. MS

278. Daphnis & Climene, 4[degrees] MS

Charpentier (Marc-Antoine]

279. Medee, fol. imp. 1694

Handel (George Frideric]

280. Acteus [ = Admetus?], Opera Italien, fol. grave

Bouvart [= Francois Bouvard] & Bertin [= Toussaint Bertin de La Doue]

281. Cassandre, fol. imp. 1706, sans frontispiece

Brassac [Rene de Bearn]

282. L'Empire de l'Amour, 4[degrees] imp. 1733

283. Le meme avec le nouvel Acte [1741]

Matto [= Jean-Baptiste Matho]

284. Anon, 4[degrees] imp. 1714

Salomon [Joseph-Francois]

285. Medee &Jason, 4[degrees] imp. 1713

286. Le meme

287. Theonoe, 4[degrees] imp. 1715

Gervais [Charles-Hubert]

288. Les Amours de Prothee, 4[degrees] imp. 1720

289. Meduse, 4[degrees] MS en maroquin, avec de belles vignettes & figures

290. Hypermnestre, 4[degrees] imp. 1716

Auber[t] [Jacques]

291. La Reyne des Peris, 4[degrees] grave 1725

Quinault [Jean-Baptiste-Maurice]

292. Les Amours des Deesses, 4[degrees] imp. 1729

293. Le meme

Mile. Duval

294. Les Genies, 4[degrees] grave 1736

Rebel pere [= Jean-Fery Rebel, le pere]

295. Ulysse, 4[degrees] imp. 1703

La Vergne [= Antonie-Barthelemy Lavergne]

296. La Princesse d'Elide, fol. imp. 1706

Lallouette [Jean-Baptiste Francois]

297. Bachus & Ariane, 4[degrees] MS [lost]

Mion [Charles-Louis]

298. Nitetis, 4[degrees] grave 1741

Morin [Jean-Baptiste]

299. La Chasse du Cerf, 4[degrees] imp. 1709

Grenet [Francois Lupien]

300. Le Triomphe de l'Armonie, fol. Grave [1737]

Lully [Jean-Baptiste]

301. 5. Vol. de Simphonies, MS

Bertin [= Toussaint Bertin de La Doue] & Gervais [Charles-Hubert]

302. Extrait des Plaisirs de la Campagne [1719, Bertin de La Doue], avec les Amours de Prothee [1720, Gervais], en maroquin

COMPOSER INDEX

(numbers refer to catalog items)

Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni (1671-1750/51): 28-30

Aubert, Jacques (1689-1753): 16-26, 291

Babell, William (ca. 1690-1723): 79

Baptiste, Ludwig Albert Friedrich (1700-ca. 1764): 39-40

Bernier, Nicolas (1665-1734): 91-95, 130

Bertin de La Doue, Toussaint (ca.1680-1743): 241-44, 281, 302

Bethizy, Jean Laurent de (1702-1781): 114

Blavet, Michel (1700-1768): 41

Blumen [?]: 82

Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de (1689-1755): 78, 263-64

Borin (fl. 1722): 124-25

Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis (1676-1750/51): 98, 245-47

Bournonville, Jacques de (ca. 1675-after 1753): 104

Bousset, Jean-Baptiste de (1662-1725): 120

Bouvard, Francois (ca. 1683-1760): 62, 260, 281

Brassac, Rene de Bearn (fl. 1733-1750): 282-83

Brossard, Sebastien de (1655-1730): 90

Burette, Bernard (fl. 1702-1729): 111

Caldara, Antonio (ca. 1670-1736): 56-57

Cambert, Robert (ca. 1628-1677): 258-59

Campra, Andre (1660-1744): 96-97, 133-35, 170-89

Chamborn, Joachim Michaut (fl. 1722-1725): 47

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704): 132, 279

Chedeville, Nicolas (1705-1782): 75

Cheron, Andre (1695-1766): 51

Clerambault, Louis-Nicolas (1676-1749): 99-100

Cochereau, Jacques (ca. 1680-1734): 178

Collasse, Pascal (1649-1709): 215-25

Collin de Blamont, Francois (1690-1760): 105, 128, 179, 209, 253-57

Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713): 70-73

Corrette, Michel (1707-1795): 50

Couperin, Francois (1668-1733): 84-85

Courbois, Philippe (fl. 1705-1730): 90, 104

Dall' Abaco, Evaristo Felice (1675-1742): 63

Dandrieu, Jean-Francois (1681-1738): 86

Delair, Etienne Denis (d. after 1727): 121-22, 122*

Desmarets, Henri (1661-1741): 269-76

Destouches, Andre Cardinal (1672-1749): 178, 190-202, 202*

Doriot [?]: 112

Dornel, Louis-Antoine (ca. 1680-after 1756): 42-44, 80

Du Tartre, Jean-Baptiste (d. 1749): 118-19

Duval, Mlle. (1718-after 1775): 294

Favre, Antoine (ca. 1670-after 1737): 69

Francoeur, Francois, le cadet (1698-1787): 11, 12

Francoeur, Louis, l'aine (ca. 1692-1745): 14-15

Gatti, Theobaldo di (ca. 1650-1727): 265-66

Geminiani, Francesco (1687-1762): 60-61

Gervais, Charles-Hubert (1671-1744): 288-90, 302

Gervais, Laurent (fl. 1683-1747): 109, 126-27

Grenet, Francois Lupien (ca. 1700-1753): 300

Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759): 52, 280

Hotteterre, Jacques (1673-1763): 30

Huguenet, Jacques-Christophe (1680-1729): 45-46

Jacquet de la Guerre, Elisabeth-Claude (1665-1729): 268

Kolb, Carlmann (1703-1765): 83

La Barre, Michel de (ca. 1675-1745): 267

Lacoste, Louis de (ca. 1675-ca. 1750): 226-32

La Ferte, Charles de (fl. 1707-1733): 74

Lalande, Michel-Richard de (1657-1726): 136

Lallouette, Jean-Baptiste Francois (1651-1728): 131, 297

Lambert, Michel (ca. 1610-1696): 115-17

Lavergne, Antoine-Barthelemy (ca. 1670-1726): 296

Leclair, Jean-Marie (1697-1764): 1-6

Le Comte (fl. 1740): 113

Lemaire, Jean, l'aine (fl. 1738-1749): 37

Lemaire, Louis (1693/4-ca. 1750): 110, 244

Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632-1687): 137-61, 301

Lully, Jean-Baptiste, fils (1665-1743): 164-65

Lully, Louis, fils (1664-1734): 162-63

Madonis, Luigi (ca. 1690-ca. 1770): 66

Marais, Marin (1656-1728): 88, 165, 166-69

Mascitti, Michele (1663/4-1760): 7-11

Matho, Jean-Baptiste (ca. 1 660-1746): 284

Michel, Joseph (1688-1736): 129

Mion, Charles-Louis (1698-1775): 298

Monteclair, Michel Pignolet de (1667-1737): 123, 250-52

Morel, Jacques (fl. 1700-1749): 89

Morin, Jean-Baptiste (1 677-1745): 106-8, 299

Mouret, Jean-Joseph (1682-1738): 27, 203-14, 244, 251

Niel, Jean-Baptiste (ca. 1690-ca. 1775): 262

Noblet, Charles (1715-1769): 178

Philidor, Pierre Danican (1681-1731): 277-78

Quentin, Bertin, I'anie (d.ca. 1767): 47

Quentin, Jean-Baptiste, le cadet (fi. 1718-1750): 48-49

Quinault, Jean-Baptiste-Maurice (1687-1745): 292-93

Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764): 87, 233-37

Ranc, Nicolas (1677-1733): 31, 31 *

Rebel, Jean-Fery, le pere (1666-1747): 32-36, 295

Roman, Johan Helmich (1694-1758): 68

Rousell [?]: 38

Royer, Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace (ca. 1705-1755): 248-49

Salomon, Joseph-Francois (1649-1732): 285-87

Senaille, Jean-Baptiste (ca.1688-1730): 13

Somis, Giovanni Battista (1686-1763): 58-59

Stuck, Jean-Baptiste (1680-1755): 101-3, 238-40

Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767): 53-55

Torner, Joseph Nicolaus (ca. 1700-1762): 81

Travenol, Louis-Antoine (1698/1708-1783): 77

Valentini, Giuseppe (1681-1753): 67

Veracini, Francesco Maria (1690-1768): 76

Villeneuve, Alexandre de (1677-1756): 261

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741): 64-65

(1.) On Thevenard's life, see Mary cyr, "Thevenard," in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2d ed. (New York: Grove, 2001), 25:389; and charles Brainne, Les hommes illustres de l'Orlennais (Orleans: Gatineau, 1852), 184-86.

(2.) On Thevenard's singing career, see Spire Pitou, Genesis and Glory, 1671-1715, vol. 1 of The Paris Opera: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1983), 322-25; and Jean Gourret, Dictionnaire des Chanteurs de l'Opera deParis (Paris: Albatros, 1982), 36-37.

(3.) Evrard Titon du Tillet, Le parnasse francois (Paris: Coignard fils, 1732; suppl. 1743), 797, says of him: "Never has a musician better understood the art of singing" [Jamais Musicien n'a mieux entenclu l'art de chanter]. Maurice Barthelemy, Andre Campra, 1660-1744 (Arles: Actes Sud, 1995), 271, refers to a drinking song ("duo bachique") published in 1725 by Campra, and dedicated to Thevenard, as confirmation that they were close friends. In fact, two airs for bass voice attributed to Thevenard are found in eighteenth-century song collections: (1) "L'autre jour en dormant" (identified as "Resve bacchique," without composer attribution, in Meslanges de musique latine, francoise el italienne [Paris: J.-B.-C. Ballard, 1728], 52; labeled "Recit de Mr. Thevenard" in Nouveau recueil de chausous choisies, tome sixieme [La Haye: Goss & Neaulme, 1732], 150-52; identified as "Air de Mr. Tevenard" in Ambigu lirique [Paris: Aux adresses ordinaires, n.d.], 51-52; and given without attribution in a late-eighteenth-cent ury MS copy in tise Bibliotheque nationale de France, "Airs a voix seule" [MS Vm (7).3637], 23-24); and (2) "Le soleil est alle" (entitled "Air ancien, renouvele par m. Thevenard" in Recueil d'airs serieux el a boire [Paris: C. Ballard, 1710], 82, perhaps adapted by the composer from the anonymous version in IV. recueil de chansonettes [Paris: C. Ballard, 1678], 36-37, where it is found set for two voices, dessus and basse, but in a different key).

(4.) Mention should be made of a small literature on the French soprano, La Maupin, who is said to have interacted with Thevenard early in his career; see the Web site by Jim Burrows, The Adventures of La Maupin, http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Maupin/LaMaupin.html (accessed 19 May 2002).

(5.) See Albert cohen, "Musicians, Amateurs and Collectors: Early French Auction Catalogues as Musical Sources," Music & Letters 81 (2000): 6. Printed catalogs of musicians' libraries are rare before the nineteenth century in France. Indeed, only one other such catalog is known, and it, too, was prepared for auction purposes: the Catalogue des livres latins, francois, italiens, espagnols et anglois, provenans du cabinet de M. J. *** (Paris: J. C. Molini, 1783). As with the catalog of Thevenard, so with this collection, owner identification of M. derives from contemporary indications on surviving sources that name "Jelyotte" or "jeliotte"--presumably Pierre Jelyotte (1713-1797), a leading tenor at the Paris Opera. But unlike Thevenard's library, that of Jelyotte included few musical items, favoring rather books in French literature and history. See the review of this source in Siegrun H. Folter, Private Libraries of Musicians and Musicologists: A Bibliography of Catalogs (Buron: F. Knuf, 1987), 9-10, 120-21.

(6.) These three are: Andre Campra, Les amours de Mars et de Venus (Paris: Ballard, 1712); Francois Rebel and Francois Francoeur, Pyrame et Thisbe (Paris: Ribou, 1726); and a pastiche by Francois Collin de Blamont, Le parmasse, a ballet from 1729 which was never published.

(7.) His activity in this capacity is documented to 1729; see Musiques de cour Chapelle, chambre, ecurie, 1661-1733, ed. Marcelle Benoit, La vie musicale en France sous les rois Bourbons, 20 (Paris: Picard, 1971), 324, 399, 401, 473.

Albert Cohen is Wm. H. Bonsall Professor of Music Emeritus at Stanford University.
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