GALUPPI, Baldassare, 1706-1785

Artaserse
Partitura in facsimile. Edizione del libretto
Saggio introduttivo a cura di Francesca Menchelli-Buttini


[autograph, Berlin SBPK]


Galuppi, Artaserse
 
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Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta, 20.
Milan, 2010. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, lxvi, 291 pp.
 
Line-cut of the autograph score (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Mus. ms. Autogr. B. Galuppi 3). First performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 27 January 1749, Artaserse is notable for bearing witness to the success that the composer enjoyed outside his native land, for using the poetry and drama of one of Pietro Metastasio’s most famous librettos and for giving a new form to the close of the first act by placing a quartet there.

  
 

Galuppi, Artaserse, cover
                   
Of the surviving copies of the score, the autograph is the earliest source, as can be seen from the number of deletions and corrections that it contains, as well as some alternative readings of words and notes. Linen. $195

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