BIANCHI, Francesco, 1752-1810

La morte di Cesare
Partitura dell’opera in facsimile. Edizione dei libretti. Saggio introduttivo a cura di Piero Weiss

[Brussels Royal Conservatory Library, Ms. 2046 K]

Bianchi. La morte di Cesare
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Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta, 25.
Milan, 2011. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, 30, 2 vols, lxxxviii, 654 pp.

Line-cut of a copyist’s fair copy (full score) of this melodramma tragico by Gaetano Sertor and Francesco Bianchi, representing the transformation of the opera seria at the end of the century. The text of the libretto is based on Voltaire's drama-writing style bent to political propaganda, while the score corresponds to the theatrical revision of the vocal registers.


Bianchi. La morte di Cesare, cover
The most important features of this Morte di Cesare are both the conservation of the manuscript of the 1789 version of Jacobinical and the variants used—by the authors themselves—for the creation of the first performance in the second Republic of Venice, the democratica one, at Teatro La Fenice, in 1797. Commentary in It-Eng. Cloth. $821.    (view other volumes from this series)

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