Un Matrimonio Civile [Piano-vocal score] [Manuscript]. Giovanni BOLZONI.
Un Matrimonio Civile [Piano-vocal score] [Manuscript]
Un Matrimonio Civile [Piano-vocal score] [Manuscript]

Un Matrimonio Civile [Piano-vocal score] [Manuscript]

Idiglio musicale in un Atto. Parole di G. Schianelli ...

[ca. 1870].

Oblong quarto (225 x 300 mm). Dark brown leather-backed marbled boards with diamond-shaped red title label with owner's name ("Calegari Achille") gilt to upper, decorative devices gilt to spine. 93, [3] (blank) pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave wove paper in a single hand throughout.

Binding somewhat rubbed and bumped; minor stains to endpapers. Occasional light foxing and show-through.

Unpublished. No other source located for this work; the autograph may be held with other Bolzoni manuscripts in the Biblioteca Palatina, Parma.

An opera buffa in 1 act to a libretto by Giacomo Schianelli, Un matrimonio civile premiered in Parma at the Teatro Regio on 11 October 1870. The work is set in a village in Piedmont, with characters including Maria, Don Bacillo, and Enrico al Carlo, with a chorus of villagers.

Composer and conductor Bolzoni spent his career in northern Italy, studying in Parma and then serving as assistant conductor to Ponchielli in Cremona. On the recommendation of both Ricordi and Verdi, he served as conductor of the Teatro Regio in Turin. The last decades of his life were spent as director and professor of composition at the Turin Liceo Musicale. He is best known as a composer of chamber music.

Bolzoni dedicated his piano work Solo di notte in riva al mare (Lucca, PN 21643) to "All'amico Achille Calegari" but not much else is known about Calegari. He is listed as a performer in an 1867 concert in Modena, and is possibly related to the well-known musical family from northern Italy.

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