Alceste

Description:

This is a ca. 1774 score of the opera "Alceste" by Anton Schweitzer based on a libretto by Christoph Wieland. The work premiered in Weimar in 1773. The plot was based on the Greek legend of Alcestis, on the subject of female virtue and conjugal love.

The library's copy contains an engraved illustration that portrays a domestic scene. The score does not indicate the musical instruments and the music, which is notated in two, three or four staves, contains the German text underlaid with indication of the character who sings.

Creator(s): Schweitzer, Anton, 1735-1787.
Creation Date: 1774
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: [Schwickertschen Verlage]
Place of Publication: [Leipzig, Germany]
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1774
Description:

This is a ca. 1774 score of the opera "Alceste" by Anton Schweitzer based on a libretto by Christoph Wieland. The work premiered in Weimar in 1773. The plot was based on the Greek legend of Alcestis, on the subject of female virtue and conjugal love.

The library's copy contains an engraved illustration that portrays a domestic scene. The score does not indicate the musical instruments and the music, which is notated in two, three or four staves, contains the German text underlaid with indication of the character who sings.

Physical Description:

1 score (154 p.) : plate ; 28 x 32 cm.

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Added Title: Alceste von Wieland und Schweitzer
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1369793 |
  • OCLC: 21543000 |
  • CALL-NO: M1500.S47 A6
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc48
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image