Claudio Monteverdi (15671643)

L'Orfeo – Favola in Musica

Musica Drammatica 1 (Faksimile) (Facsimile)

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Score (facsimile hardcover)

Item no.363317
Author/ComposerClaudio Monteverdi
TextAlessandro Striggio, der Jüngere
Languageitalian
Year of origin1607
Publisher/ProducerStudio per edizioni scelte
Producer No.SPES -MD001
ISBN9788872427088
36.00 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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Description

Musica Drammatica, 1. Florence, 1993. 4°, ii, 138 pp. Line-cut of the Amadino print (Venice, 1609), and Act V of the libretto, issued on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the composer’s death.. As Wolfgang Osthoff has pointed out this publication is remarkable for a number of reasons. For one, it is in "score" format—not altogether unknown, but relatively rare at this date, where the music centers on harmony and the basso continuo.

Secondly, the print is a “commemorative” edition: the title page states that it was first performed “in Mantua l’anno 1607”, taking place under the protection of Prince Francesco Gonzaga in the “Academia degl’Invaghiti”. Several annotations, usually in past tense, underline this peculiar aspect: “this chorus was accompanied by ...”, “this dance number was sung to the accompaniment...”, this ritornello was played...”, etc.