La favola di Orfeo

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Libretto of the opera "La favola di Orfeo" in several verse forms. Poliziano's version of the legend of Orfeo differs from the story in Monteverdi or Gluck's operas. In Poliziano's ending, Orpheus is torn to pieces by the maenads (or Bacchantes). This copy includes Bernardino Baldi's eclogue "Celeo e l'Orto," a culinary poem that describes the production of polenta.

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24, 8 p. ; 23 cm.

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Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494. & Baldi, Bernardino, 1553-1617. 1749.

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  • Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494. La Favola di Orfeo, composta da M. Angelo Poliziano, e ridotta ora la prima volta alla sua vera e sincera lezione.

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  • Giuseppe Comino
    Publisher Info: Appresso Giuseppe Comino. Con licenza superiori.
    Place of Publication: Padua, Italy

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Libretto of the opera "La favola di Orfeo" in several verse forms. Poliziano's version of the legend of Orfeo differs from the story in Monteverdi or Gluck's operas. In Poliziano's ending, Orpheus is torn to pieces by the maenads (or Bacchantes). This copy includes Bernardino Baldi's eclogue "Celeo e l'Orto," a culinary poem that describes the production of polenta.

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24, 8 p. ; 23 cm.

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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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  • 1749

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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 10:42 a.m.

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Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494. & Baldi, Bernardino, 1553-1617. La favola di Orfeo, book, 1749; Padua, Italy. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39258/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.