Le muse in gara / Pietro Domenico Paradies ; edited by Vanessa Tonelli.

Composer
Paradies, Pietro Domenico, 1707-1791 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Musical score
Language
Italian
Published/​Created
  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
1 score (xxvii, 193 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates) : facsimiles ; 31 cm.

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Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
Recent researches in the music of the Baroque Era ; 225. [More in this series]
Summary note
"Le muse in gara, a serenata composed by Pietro Domenico Paradies on a libretto by D. Giacomo De Belli, was a highlight of the Venetian musical and cultural milieu at its premiere in the Ospedale di Mendicanti on 4 April 1740. The performance, given by the Ospedale's all-female musical ensemble, enticed hundreds of esteemed nobles and foreigners, including a special guest, the future Prince-Elector of Saxony Frederick Christian. With so many prestigious audience members in attendance to hear the exceptional female musicians, the text and the context of the performance present an occasion of Venice's foreign relations being fashioned through the Ospedale and its musical performances. This edition of Le muse in gara offers a crucial glimpse of the importance of the Ospedale and its female musicians in Venice's political maneuvering, with an introduction that highlights institutional structure and performer contributions in relation to the work." -- Provided by publisher.
Notes
  • Serenata in 2 parts ; libretto by D. Giacomo De Belli.
  • For vocal soloists (3 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, and contralto), violins (3), viola, and basso continuo.
  • Includes preface and critical notes in English.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxvii).
Language note
Italian words, also printed as text with English translation (pages xvi-xxvi).
Script
Staff notation.
ISBN
  • 9781987207095
  • 1987207092
OCLC
1282302233
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