MAZZOCCHI, Domenico, 1592-1665

La catena d’Adone

[Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna]

Mazzocchi. La catena d’Adone
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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
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