[Milano]: Ricordi, .
Oblong folio. Original publisher's full yellow cloth with titling to upper board and spine. 1f. (recto series title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright statement), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto title for article "Metastasio e le Sintesi della Contraddizione" by Jacques Joly, verso blank), ix-lxiv (article), 1f. (recto title to libretto, verso blank), lxvii-lxxxiii (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto title to music, verso blank), 1f. (recto reproduction upper wrapper, verso blank), 5 (reproduction manuscript title), 6-466, 1f. (recto illustration, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso colophon) pp.
Volume 24 in the Ricordi series Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta.
Libretto by Pietro Metastasio.
"The total number of Anfossi’s operas, both heroic and comic, has not been established, but is certainly over 60 and possibly 70 or more ... Anfossi’s early style is close to Piccinni’s, a reflection of their close professional relationship ... His melodies ... contain moments of elegance and warmth ... Several stylistic changes are noticeable in his later works: textures are lighter, and there is more effective use, both in accompaniments and melody, of pauses and rests; there are fewer embellishments and ornamental notes in the melodic parts; the orchestration is more colourful, partly because of a more imaginative use of wind instruments. Gerber noted the originality of his finales ... Anfossi was particularly successful at depicting sentimental characters and situations ..." Michael F. Robinson, Mary Hunter and Marita P. McClymonds in Grove Music Online.
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