Prima la musica e poi le parole

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This is a copy of Giovanni Battista Casti's libretto for the comic opera "Prima la musica e poi le parole". On the back of the t.p. appears a list of characters and names Antonio Salieri as the composer of the music. The one-act opera was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II. Members of the Burgtheater's Italian troupe premiered it at the Schönbrunn Palace on February 7, 1786. The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Zaccaria Valaresso's "Rutzvanscad, il giovine."

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64 p. ; 17 cm.

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Casti, Giovanni Battista, 1724-1803. 1786.

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  • Salieri, Antonio, 1750-1825. On the back of the title page: "La musica è del Signor Antonio Salieri, Maestro di Cappella all' attual servizio di S. Maestà Imperiale."

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  • Gay
    Place of Publication: Vienna, Austria

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This is a copy of Giovanni Battista Casti's libretto for the comic opera "Prima la musica e poi le parole". On the back of the t.p. appears a list of characters and names Antonio Salieri as the composer of the music.

The one-act opera was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II. Members of the Burgtheater's Italian troupe premiered it at the Schönbrunn Palace on February 7, 1786.

The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Zaccaria Valaresso's "Rutzvanscad, il giovine."

Physical Description

64 p. ; 17 cm.

Notes

Full title as it appears in the t.p.: "Prima la musica e poi le parole, divertimento teatrale da reppresentarsi nell' imperial villa Dischoenbrun nel carnovale del 1786."

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  • Rutzvanscad, il giovine

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1786

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  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • Nov. 11, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

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Casti, Giovanni Battista, 1724-1803. Prima la musica e poi le parole, text, 1786; Vienna, Austria. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25963/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.