A Second Sett of Five Favorite Italian Duettos for two Voices Composed by Sigr. Giuseppe Aprile; and one by Sigr. Giuseppe Sarti. Giuseppe APRILE, Giuseppe SARTI.

A Second Sett of Five Favorite Italian Duettos for two Voices Composed by Sigr. Giuseppe Aprile; and one by Sigr. Giuseppe Sarti

London: S[amuel] Babb, [ca. 1780]. Large oblong octavo. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-27 pp. Engraved.

Disbound. A very good, crisp copy.

Not in BUC (the first set only). RISM BII p. 173 (one copy only of this second set recorded, at the Santini Bibliothek in Münster, Germany).

Aprile, an Italian soprano castrato, "wrote a great deal of music (though no operas), as did many singers of his day, most very simple duets in thirds, possibly as pedagogical tools. He possessed an agile voice, with a wide range and diversity of expression, and he was a good actor. Schubart, writing in Stuttgart, praised his manner of varying arias and noted his great importance to Jommelli." Dale E. Monson in Grove online. Sarti was a leading figure in late 18th century opera. Item #21632

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