Al Celebre Signor Giambattista Rubini Che Gentilmente Si Presta A Cantare In Bergamo Sua Patria Nelle Accademie Dell' Unione Filarmonica e Della Fenice Ode Di Ottavio Tasca
by [RUBINI, Giovanni Battista 1794-1854] TASCA, Ottavio 1795-1782
Bergamo: Stamperia Mazzoleni, 1830. Tasca was a poet and politican from Bergamo. "It was in the new Romantic style of Bellini and Donizetti that [Rubini] came into his own: he proved a vital influence on Bellini, creating the tenor leads in Bianca e Gernando (Gernando, 1826, Naples), Il pirata (Gualtiero, 1827, Milan), La sonnambula (Elvino, 1831, Milan) and I puritani (Arturo, 1835, Paris)... In the new Romantic opera of the 1830s Rubini had at his disposal an intensity of expression that far outshone the cool heroics of the castratos and their female successors. His phenomenally high range, which induced Bellini to include a high F for him in the third act of I puritani, must be understood in the context of the convention of his day, when no tenor was expected to sing any note higher than a with full chest resonance... He is also credited with introducing Romantic mannerisms such as the ‘sob'. He was neither good-looking nor a good actor; his strength lay in the beauty of his tone and the natural artistry of his phrasing." Julian Budden in Grove online.. Small octavo. Plain contemporary yellow paper wrappers.  (title),  (blank), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp.Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Minor foxing and dampstaining, primarily to upper margins. Rare. Not in Worldcat. OPAC SBN (2 copies only, in Bergamo at the Biblioteca civica Angelo Mai and the Biblioteca musicale Gaetano Donizetti).Together with a bust-length lithographic portrait of Rubini with "Gi . Battista Rubini" printed to lower margin, ca. 238 x 203 mm., partially laid down to mount. Moderately foxed. (Inventory #: 26842)
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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