Fine bust-length aquatint portrait engraving by Queneday
Paris: [ca. 1809].
245 x 185 mm.
An early proof, without titling.
Slightly worn and soiled.
Arrigoni & Bertarelli 3949.
"In 1770 Burney considered [Sacchini] one of the four greatest composers of Italy, along with Jommelli, Galuppi and Piccinni. While he placed Piccinni supreme in the comic style, he nominated Sacchini ‘the most promising composer in the serious’... A critic of the next generation, Giuseppe Carpani, hailed Sacchini as the world's greatest melodist... In general, his style is typical of the late Classical era with its simplicity of texture and balanced phrase structure. At times, however, the Mozartian melodic line gives way to expansive phrases that bring to mind the lyric style of the 19th century. Sacchini's harmony tends to be richer than that of most of his contemporary Italian opera composers..." David DiChiera and Joyce Johnson Robinson in Grove Music Online.
Price: $375.00 other currencies