Collection of 11 opera excerpts by Bellini, Coccia, Donizetti, and Raimondi. [Piano-vocal scores]. OPERA - 19th Century.

Collection of 11 opera excerpts by Bellini, Coccia, Donizetti, and Raimondi. [Piano-vocal scores]

[Napoli]: [B. Girard], [1828-1832]. Oblong folio. Dark green leather-backed dark green pebbled cloth boards. Spine in gilt-ruled compartments and with "A.P." initials gilt, paper label "9" laid down. [138] pp. Each piece with separate caption title and pagination. Engraved throughout.

Contents:

- Bellini, Vincenzo 1801-1835. Bianca e Gernando [1st version]. Gran Scena ed Aria Finale. "Deh non ferrir... deh sentimi." Napoli: Calcografia e Copisteria de Reali Teatri [PN 815], [1828] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 13 pp. Page 13 bound out of order, after Raimondi.

- Bellini. Norma. Scena e Cavatina: "Casta Diva che inargenti." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 2102], [1832] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 12 pp.

- Bellini. Norma. Scena e Duetto: "Deh con te con te li prendi." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 2119], [1832] 1f. (recto title, verso blank),.16 pp., 1f. (recto title for Norma, verso blank).

- Coccia, Carlo 1782-1873. Eduardo in Iscozia. Cavatina: "Dal veron scoperse il ciglio." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 1947], [1832]. 12 pp.

- Coccia. Eduardo in Iscozia. Aria Finale: "Se il vedevi in quell'istante." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 1885], [1832]. 11 pp.

- Donizetti, Gaetano 1797-1848. Anna Bolena. Scena Ultima: "Al dolce guidami castel natio." Napoli: B. Girard e Co. [PN 2152], [1831] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 17 pp.

- Donizetti. Anna Bolena. Scena e Duetto: "S'ei t'abborre io t'amo ancora." Napoli: B. Girard e Co. [PN 1828], [1831] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 12 pp.

- Donizetti. L'Esule di Roma. Scena e Duetto: "Vagiva Emilia ancora." [Napoli: Calcografia e Copisteria de Reali Teatri] [PN 687], [1828] 75-86. [12] pp.

- Donizetti. Fausta. Preghiera Scena ed Aria Finale: "Tu che voli." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 2047], [1832] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 12 pp.

- Donizetti. Fausta. Scena, Duetto e Terzetto Finale: "Ah se orror di te non hai." Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 2033], [1832] 1f. (recto title, verso blank). 10 pp. Former owner's signature to upper outer corner of title in ink.

- Raimondi, Pietro 1786-1853. Il Ventaglio. Aria Finale: "Io che saccio mo chi voglio?" Napoli: B. Girard e Ci. [PN 1979], [1832] 10 pp.

From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).

Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; lower outer corner of upper cracked; light green endpapers faded at margins and creased. Light foxing and soiling scattered throughout, mostly contained to margins; signature to title slightly cropped.

First Naples Editions, published simultaneously or shortly thereafter those by Ricordi.

In addition to well-known works such as Anna Bolena and Norma, there are excerpts from Donizetti's Fausta (1832) and L'Esule di Roma (1828) and Bellini's Bianca e Gernando (1826). There are also two numbers from the obscure Eduardo in Iscozia (1831) by Carlo Coccia. Of particular note is Palmetella's aria from Pietro Raimondi's Il Ventaglio (1831). While unknown today, it "... was both the greatest success and the undoing of Raimondi’s operatic career, a model against which his later operas were compared and found wanting. ... the most frequently performed comic opera in Naples during the mid-19th century." Jesse Rosenberg in Grove Dictionary of Opera.

Ricci was an important figure in the transmission of 19th century traditions passed on to him by noted baritone Antonio Cotogni (1831-1918), whom he accompanied from the age of 12. He was active as a vocal coach at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where he taught (amongst many others) Sesto Bruscantini, Anna Moffo, Rosalind Elias, Ezio Flagello, Peter Lindroos, and Martti Wallén.

An interesting collection documenting operas popular in Naples during the 1830s. Item #31261

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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