GALUPPI, Baldassare, 1706-1785
Partitura in facsimile. Edizione del libretto
Saggio introduttivo a cura di Francesca Menchelli-Buttini
[autograph, Berlin SBPK]
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.