[Il Trittico]. Il Tabarro (da "La Houppelande" di Didier Gold) Libretto di Giuseppe Adami... Canto e Pianoforte (A) Lire 20.-... Aumento Compreso. [Piano-vocal score]
by PUCCINI, Giacomo 1858-1924
Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117404], 1924. A singer's copy, with the parts of Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicci) underlined in red crayon, with some annotations and directions.Il Trittico is the collective title given to Puccini's three one-act operas Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicci. This triple-bill was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on December 14, 1918. "The aesthetic unity of Il trittico is an indispensable premise to its formal unity because the structure of each opera is determined by the need to provide a coherence to the entire evening. Puccini succeeded in compressing the dramatic material, but faced the new problem of drawing together three different genres in one project: the ‘dramatic', the ‘sentimental' and the ‘buffo' (in the broad sense of the word). He knew how to achieve an organic unity by using suitably varied tinte. The expressive violence of Il tabarro is startling; the delicate music and the nature of the drama in Suor Angelica are moving; and Gianni Schicchi is very amusing, even if the macabre element tarnishes the laughter." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Full contemporary vellum with highly decorative borders stamped in gilt, titling gilt to spine and upper, patterned endpapers. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (scene description), 116 pp. Publisher's blindstamp (date indecipherable) to lower margins of initial leaves.First Edition of the third version. Hopkinson 9C. Schickling p. 344, 85.E.3Bound with Puccini's other one-act operas:- Suor Angelica Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano... Canto e Pianoforte (A) Lire 20.-... Aumento Compreso. [Piano-vocal score]. Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117406], [ca. 1924]. Large octavo. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (description of scenes), 98 pp. Publisher's blindstamp dated March 1924 ("3.24") to lower margins of initial leaves. Probable third version. Cf. Hopkinson 10B(c). Cf. Schickling p. 355-357, 87.E.2, 87.E.3.- Gianni Schicchi Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano... Canto e Pianoforte (A) Lire 20.-... Aumento Compreso. [Piano-vocal score]. Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117408], [ca. 1924]. Large octavo. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (secondary half-title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (scene description), 179, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's blindstamp, dated January 1924 ("1.24") to lower margins of initial leaves. Title page not recorded in Hopkinson, but similar to 11B(a), the first separate Italian edition of the second version. Schickling pp. 363-64, 88.E.2.Each score with a frontispiece photograph of Puccini by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone with facsimile autograph signature and handstamps of C. Ceccherini & C. in Florence to preliminary leaves.Boards warped and slightly soiled. Frontispiece of Il Tabarro detached; occasional creasing to blank inner margins. A very attractive set overall.
(Inventory #: 26631)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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