[Civico Museo Bibliografico
detail of open page
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/9.
Bologna, 1969. 22 x 32 cm, iv, 130 pp. Line-cut of the Alessandro
Vincenti edition (Venice, 1626). La catena d’Adone (The Chains of
Adonis) is the only surviving opera by Domenico Mazzocchi. The work,
with a strong demarcation between recitative and aria, was Mazzocchi's
answer to what he referred to as the "monotony" of Florentine opera.
Introduction in It by Maria Cecilia Zucchini. Hardbound. $63
volumes from this series)