Giulio Cesare : opera in tre atti

Description:

This is a [ca. 1743] score of "Giulio Cesare," an Italian opera seria in three acts by Handel. The performance forces include: flute, oboe, horns (in A and D), strings (violin, viola, violoncello, bass), continuo (theorbo and viola da gamba), harp, chorus of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and soloist singers.

A list of solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.170 followed by a list containing the names of the subscribers on pp.[171-172].

Two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall Mall appear on the title page.

The name of each character appear at the top of p.3 with the names of the actual performers inscribed with pencil. The names of the casting coincide with those listed in the Oxford Dictionary of Music (online, 2009): "the castratos Senesino, Gaetano Berenstadt and Giuseppe Bigonzi (Caesar, Ptolemy and Nirenus), Francesca Cuzzoni (Cleopatra), Margherita Durastanti (Sextus), Anastasia Robinson (Cornelia), Giuseppe Boschi (Achillas) and John Lagarde or Laguerre (Curius)."

Creator(s): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Creation Date: 1743
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Arnold
Publisher Info: [London, printed for Arnold and sold by Longman, 1789?]
Place of Publication: London, England
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1743
Description:

This is a [ca. 1743] score of "Giulio Cesare," an Italian opera seria in three acts by Handel. The performance forces include: flute, oboe, horns (in A and D), strings (violin, viola, violoncello, bass), continuo (theorbo and viola da gamba), harp, chorus of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and soloist singers.

A list of solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.170 followed by a list containing the names of the subscribers on pp.[171-172].

Two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall Mall appear on the title page.

The name of each character appear at the top of p.3 with the names of the actual performers inscribed with pencil. The names of the casting coincide with those listed in the Oxford Dictionary of Music (online, 2009): "the castratos Senesino, Gaetano Berenstadt and Giuseppe Bigonzi (Caesar, Ptolemy and Nirenus), Francesca Cuzzoni (Cleopatra), Margherita Durastanti (Sextus), Anastasia Robinson (Cornelia), Giuseppe Boschi (Achillas) and John Lagarde or Laguerre (Curius)."

Note:

Full title as appears on the title page: Giulio Cesare, opera in tre atti. Rappresentata al Teatro de Re nel mercato de fieno a Londra nell'anno 1723. La musica del signore G.F. Handel.

Physical Description:

1 score (170 p.) ; 34 cm.

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Keyword(s): Strongitharm, John
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Parallel Title: Giulio Cesare
Alternate Title: Julius Caesar
Alternate Title: Julius Caesar in Egypt
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 21342539 |
  • UNTCAT: 1033950 |
  • CALL-NO: M1500.H13 G5 1789
  • RISM: RISM A/I, H 1512
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25950
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image