Cloth $500.00 ISBN: 9788875928131 Published March 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Pia de' Tolomei

Tragedia lirica in Two Parts, libretto by Salvadore Cammarano

Gaetano Donizetti

Pia de' Tolomei
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Gaetano Donizetti

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 Edited by Giorgio Pagannone
956 pages | Two-volume clothbound set. Score with Introduction and Commentary in Italian and | 10-1/4 x 14-1/2
Cloth $500.00 ISBN: 9788875928131 Published March 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

By the mid 1830s, as he began to dominate European stages, Gaetano Donizetti was pushing the boundaries of heightened romanticism in music, seeking texts that featured increasingly melodramatic and violent emotions and the savage consequences of irrational passion. Pia de’ Tolomei ranks among his more disquietingly intense and fast-paced works. Indeed, as one historian observed, there is ample reason to recognize Pia as one of the most strikingly pre-Verdian of all Donizetti’s operas.

Yet Pia was also a protean text, having no stable form, but changing in shape according to each new venue, as Donizetti returned to the score on a number of occasions. This critical edition reconstructs the premiere Venice version (1837) as the base text, but it offers in appendixes the possibility of reconstructing the two other principal versions, of Senigallia (1837) and Naples (1838).

 

 

 

 

 

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