divendres, 16 de febrer de 2018

ECCLES, John (1668-1735) - The Judgment of Paris (1701)

Jean-Marc Nattier - Le Jugement de Paris
Obra de Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766), pintor francès (1)


- Recordatori de John Eccles -
En el marc de la celebració del seu 350è aniversari de naixement



Parlem de Pintura...

Jean-Marc Nattier (Paris, 17 de març de 1685 - Paris, 7 de novembre de 1766) va ser un pintor francès. Fill de Marc Nattier 'el vell' i de Marie Courtois, pintora miniaturista francesa, va estudiar sota la direcció del seu pare i més tard a l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture i a la Galeria Luxemburg. El 1718 es va convertir en membre de l'Acadèmia i el 1752 en professor de la mateixa. Entre els anys 1737 i 1763 va exposar en quasi tots els Salons de París. Anteriorment havia rebut nombrosos encàrrecs per a realitzar retrats de diversos personatges notables de la cort de l'Imperi Rus. Tanmateix, va rebutjar una invitació formal per treballar a Rússia que va causar-li enormes dificultats financeres. Més tard va esdevenir pintor del rei Lluís XV de França. Tot i aquest càrrec, va acabar els seus dies implorant una pensió que no va aconseguir. Va morir a París el novembre de 1766 en l'absoluta misèria.



Parlem de Música...

John Eccles (London?, 1668 - Hampton Wick, 12 de gener de 1735) va ser un compositor anglès. Fill d'Henry Eccles (c.1645-1711), i familiar directe de Solomon Eccles, Solomon Eccles II (1649-1710) i d'Henry Eccles, es va formar inicialment amb el seu pare. Poc després, la seva pista es va perdre fins que va publicar, el 1691, la seva primera col·lecció de cançons. A partir del 1693 va assolir un càrrec de compositor en el Teatre Reial de Drury Lane on ràpidament es va fer conegut per les seves obres teatrals. El 1695 i després de les disputes dels músics amb els seus superiors va fundar, sota la direcció de Thomas Betterton, la companyia Lincoln’s Inn Fields en la qual Eccles en va assumir la direcció musical. El setembre de 1696 va assolir, en substitució de Thomas Tollet, un lloc en els 24 Musicians-in-Ordinary del rei i el juny de 1700 va ser nomenat ‘Master of Musick, in the room of Dr Staggins’. En aquests càrrecs hi va romandre fins al seu retir definitiu a Hampton Wick, ciutat on va morir el gener de 1735.

OBRA:
for theatre pieces, text and some or all music published shortly after first performance unless otherwise stated; all first performed in London; for complete catalogue of pubd songs from theatre pieces see Day-MurrieESB, BUCEM and Hunter
LDL Drury Lane
LLF Lincoln’s Inn Fields
LLH Haymarket

Vocal secular:

Masques and operatic pieces:
Macbeth (W. Shakespeare), revival Dorset Garden, 1694, GB-Lbl
The Rape of Europa (? P.A. Motteux), ? perf. in revival of J. Wilmot’s Valentinian, Dorset Garden, Oct 1694
The Loves of Mars and Venus (Motteux), perf. in E. Ravenscroft’s The Anatomist, LLF, Nov 1696, collab. G. Finger
Hercules (Motteux), perf. in Motteux’s The Novelty, LLF, June 1697, music lost
Europe’s Revels for the Peace [of Ryswick] (Motteux), LLF, ?4Nov 1697, Lbl
Ixion (Ravenscroft), perf. in Ravenscroft’s The Italian Husband, LLF, Nov 1697, music lost
A Musical Entertainment (Joy to the youthful pair), perf. in Ravenscroft’s The Italian Husband, LLF, Nov 1697, music lost
Rinaldo and Armida (J. Dennis), LLF, Nov 1698, Lbl
Acis and Galatea (Motteux), perf. in Motteux’s The Mad Lover, LLF, cDec 1700
The Judgment of Paris, or The Prize of Music (W. Congreve), Dorset Garden, 21 March 1701 (1702/R1984 in MLE C1)
The British Enchanters, or No Magick like Love (G. Granville, after P. Quinault), LLH, 21 Feb 1706, adaptation of Lully’s Amadis; ov. and act tunes by W. Corbett, all but 2 songs lost
Semele (Congreve), completed 1707, not perf., Lcm

Incidental music:
She Wou’d if she Cou’d (G. Etherege), revival LDL, 1693
The Richmond Heiress, or A Woman Once in the Right (T. D’Urfey), LDL, April 1693, collab. H. Purcell
Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late (J. Dryden), revival LDL, c1694
Aureng-Zebe (Dryden), revival LDL, 1694, Lbl
Don Carlos, Prince of Spain (T. Otway), revival LDL, 1694
Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail (Dryden), LDL, Jan 1694, collab. H. Purcell
The Lancashire Witches (T. Shadwell), revival Dorset Garden, Feb 1694
Teague O Divelly, the Irish Priest (Shadwell), revival Dorset Garden, Feb 1694
The Ambitious Slave, or A Generous Revenge (E. Settle), LDL, 21 March 1694
The Married Beau, or The Curious Impertinent (J. Crowne), LDL, April 1694
The Comical History of Don Quixote, pts i and ii (D’Urfey), LDG, May 1694, collab. H. Purcell
The Spanish Fryar, or The Double Discovery (Dryden), revival, June 1694
Valentinian (J. Wilmot), revival Dorset Garden, Oct 1694; see masque The Rape of Europa
Hamlet (W. Davenant, after Shakespeare), LLF, 1695
Love for Love (Congreve), LLF, 30 April 1695, collab. G. Finger
Pyrrhus, King of Epirus (C. Hopkins), LLF, Aug 1695
She Ventures, and He Wins, LLF, Sept 1695
Cyrus the Great, or The Tragedy of Love (J. Banks), LLF, Dec 1695
The Lover’s Luck (T. Dilke), LLF, Dec 1695
The She-Gallants (Granville), LLF, Dec 1695
The Husband his own Cuckold (J. Dryden jr), LLF, Feb 1696
The City Bride, or The Merry Cuckold (J. Harris), LLF, March 1696
The Country-Wake (T. Dogget), LLF, April 1696
The Royal Mischief (M. Manley), LLF, April 1696
Love’s a Jest (Motteux), LLF, June 1696
The Anatomist, or The Sham Doctor (Ravenscroft), LLF, Nov 1696; see masque The Loves of Mars and Venus
The City Lady, or Folly Reclaim’d (Dilke), LLF, Dec 1696; see ode Give the warriour loud and lasting praise
The Man of Mode, or Sir Fopling Flutter (G. Etherege), revival LLF, 1697
Women will Have their Wills, LLF, 1697
The Unnatural Brother (E. Filmer), LLF, Jan 1697
The Libertine (Shadwell), revival LLF, 27 March 1697
The Provok’d Wife (J. Vanbrugh), LLF, April 1697
The Intrigues at Versailles, or A Jilt in All Humours (D’Urfey), LLF, May 1697
The Innocent Mistress (M. Pix), LLF, June 1697
The Novelty: Every Act a Play (Motteux), LLF, June 1697; see masque Hercules
The Deceiver Deceived (Pix), LLF, Nov 1697
The Italian Husband (Ravenscroft), LLF, Nov 1697; see masques A Musical Entertainment and Ixion
The Villain (T. Porter), revival LLF, 1698
The Pretenders, or The Town Unmaskt (Dilke), LLF, March 1698
Justice Busy, or The Gentleman Quack (Crowne), LLF, 1699, also known as The Morose Reformer; play lost
The Adventures of Five Hours (S. Tuke), revival LLF, 1699
The Mad Lover (Motteux, after Fletcher), LLF, 1700, play lost; see masque Acis and Galatea
Measure for Measure, or Beauty the Best Advocate (C. Gildon, after Shakespeare), LLF, ? before March 1700, US-Cn
The Way of the World (Congreve), LLF, ?5 March 1700
The Beau Defeated, or The Lucky Younger Brother (Pix), LLF, mid-March 1700
The Fate of Capua (T. Southerne), LLF, April 1700
Altemira (R. Boyle), LF, Dec 1701
Love Betray’d, or The Agreable Disapointment (W. Burnaby), LLF, Feb 1703
The Fickle Shepherdess (after T. Randolph’s Amyntis, or The Impossible Dowry), LLF, cApril 1703
As you Find it (C. Boyle), LLF, 28 April 1703
The Fair Penitent (N. Rowe), LLF, ? 8 June 1703
The Stage-coach (G. Farquahar), LLF, Jan 1704
The Chances (G. Villiers, after Beaumont and Fletcher), revival LLF, 5 Feb 1704
The Metamorphosis, or The Old Lover Out-witted (J. Cory), LLF, 2 Oct 1704
The Biter (Rowe), LLF, ?Nov 1704
Ulysses (Rowe), LLH, 23 Nov 1705

Undated incid music:
The Duchess of Malfi (J. Webster), revival;
A Fatal Secret, or The Rival Brothers;
Harry the Fifth (? revival of R. Boyle’s The History of Henry the Fifth);
The Match at Bedlam;
The Midnight Mistakes;
The Self Conceit, or The Mother Made a Property;
The Surpriz’d Lovers;
The Virtuous Wife, or Good Luck at Last (D’Urfey), revival

Odes:
probably by Eccles; see McGuinness
Haste, loyal Britons, haste, prepare (Motteux), for the taking of Namur and the king’s safe return, 1696, GB-Ob
† This is that glorious day (Motteux), for the king’s birthday, ?1700, Ob; ? revived for New Year’s Day 1710
Oh harmony, to thee we sing (Congreve), St Cecilia’s Day 1701, Lcm
Wake Britain wake (N. Tate), New Year’s Day 1702, 3 songs in Ob and A Collection of Songs (1704)
Hark, how the muses call aloud (Tate), New Year’s Day 1703, 6 songs in The Songs and Symphonies Perform’d before Her Majesty … on New-Years Day (1703)
Inspire us genius of the day (Motteux), for the queen’s birthday, 1703, Lbl, 5 songs in The Songs and Symphonys Perform’d before Her Majesty … on her Birthday (1703)
While Anna with victorious arms (?Tate), New Year’s Day 1704, in A Collection of Songs (1704)
Awake harmonious pow’rs (?Tate), for the queen’s birthday, 1704, Cfmshelf 31 H; songs in Lbl and A Collection of Songs (1704)

Odes with text extant, music lost:
Give the warriour loud and lasting praise (T. Dilke), for the king’s return from Flanders, 1696, perf. in The City Lady;
See how the new-born season springs (Tate), New Year’s Day 1708;
Fair as the morning, as the morning early (Tate), for the queen’s birthday, 1711;
Lay the flowery garlands by (N. Rowe), for the queen’s birthday, 1716, music pubd according to Evening Post, 2–5 June 1716;
Winter! thou hoary venerable sire (Rowe), New Year’s Day 1717;
†Thou fairest, sweetest daughter of the skies (Rowe), ?New Year’s Day 1718;
†Oh touch the string, celestial muse (Rowe), for the king’s birthday, 1718;
Lift up thy hoary head (L. Eusden), New Year’s Day 1720;
A hero scarce could rise of old (Eusden), for the king’s birthday, 1720;
†Say, gen’rous parent of the vine (Eusden), New Year’s Day 1721;
†When the great Julius on Britannia’s strand, for the king’s birthday, 1721;
†Hail the lov’d, returning, glorious day (Eusden), for the king’s birthday, 1723;
Janus! the shining round survey (Eusden), New Year’s Day 1730;
Of old the bards, their countries to adorn (Eusden), for the king’s birthday, 1730;
Once more the ever circling sun (C. Cibber), New Year’s Day 1731;
When Charles from anarchy’s retreat (Cibber), for the king’s birthday, 1731;
Awake with joyous songs the day (Cibber), New Year’s Day 1732;
Let there be light (Cibber), for the king’s birthday, 1732;
Sicilian sister, tuneful nine (Cibber), New Year’s Day 1733;
Again the joyous morn (Cibber), for the king’s birthday, 1733;
To George, to George, our patriot king (Cibber), New Year’s Day 1734;
Happy Britain! raise thy voice (Cibber), New Year’s Day 1735;
†As on the deep in war’s array (Eusden), n.d.

Odes with text and music lost:
New Year’s Day 1710;
? revival of This is that glorious day;
New Year’s Day 1719 (Eusden);
for the king’s birthday, 1719 (Eusden);
†New Year’s Day 1722 (?Eusden);
†New Year’s Day 1723 (?Eusden);
†A Birthday Cantata (Eusden), 1724;
†New Year’s Day 1725 (Eusden);
†New Year’s Day 1727 (?Eusden)

Miscellaneous works:
Theatre Musick, Being a Collection of the Newest Aires for Violin (London, 1698)
A Collection of Lessons and Aires for the Harpsichord or Spinnett Composed by Mr J. Eccles, Mr D. Purcell and Others (London, 1702)
A Sett of Airs Made for the Queen’s Coronation (London, 1702)
A Collection of Songs for One, Two and Three Voices (London, 1704)
Songs and catches pubd singly and in 18th-century anthologies



Informació addicional... 

INTERPRETS: Early Opera CompanyChristian Curnyn
AMAZON: ECCLES, J. - The Judgment of Paris
SPOTIFY: ECCLES, J. - The Judgment of Paris



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