Alceste

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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.

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

Creation Information

Schweitzer, Anton, 1735-1787. 1774.

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  • Main Title: Alceste
  • Added Title: Alceste von Wieland und Schweitzer

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.

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

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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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  • 1774

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • June 10, 2016, 11:11 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Schweitzer, Anton, 1735-1787. Alceste, score, 1774; [Leipzig, Germany]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc48/: accessed March 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.