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Haydn, Joseph
SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPT OF LA FEDELTÀ PREMIATA, WITH AUTOGRAPH ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS BY HAYDN, AND CONTAINING THE ONLY COMPLETE SOURCE FOR ONE ARIA
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Haydn, Joseph
SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPT OF LA FEDELTÀ PREMIATA, WITH AUTOGRAPH ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS BY HAYDN, AND CONTAINING THE ONLY COMPLETE SOURCE FOR ONE ARIA
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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Haydn, Joseph
SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPT OF LA FEDELTÀ PREMIATA, WITH AUTOGRAPH ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS BY HAYDN, AND CONTAINING THE ONLY COMPLETE SOURCE FOR ONE ARIA
the full score of Acts 1 (Scenes 1-8), notated in brown ink on ten staves to a page, Haydn's additions to the music, text, tempo marking (at the start of many numbers), instrumental markings ("col sordino") and dynamics written in a slightly darker ink and orange crayon, with German words added in another hand throughout, and with some scene directions in red crayon in another hand ("Teater Verändert")

2 volumes, 113 and 134 pages, oblong 4to (c. 23 x 31 cms), the gatherings numbered by the scribe, modern quarter red crushed morocco, some staining, a few small holes.
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Catalogue Note

This is an important contemporary manuscript of one of Haydn's most frequently-performed operas, containing autograph additions and annotations. The score was made for the 1782 revival in Esterháza, a year after its original production there. Haydn's contributions include the missing bass line at the end of the aria 'Mi dica il mio Signore'. It contains the only complete full score of the aria, 'Non vi sdegnate mia signorina' in Act 2. Haydn's autograph of this aria is incomplete and it is missing altogether from the most complete manuscript full score (in Turin). Here it is written by a different scribe from the other numbers, but is evidently contemporary and contains the same added German translation. This manuscript comprises volumes numbered 1 and 3 from what was originally a five-volume score, 2 and 4 of which are now in the Burgenländisches Landesmuseum in Eisenstadt. The last volume, containing the short Act 3, has not been found. Haydn's autograph manuscript of Acts 1 and 2 is incomplete (parts are in Budapest and Berlin) and the last act is lost. For details see Hob.XXVIII / 10 (volume 2, p.398) and H.C. Robbins Landon, Haydn. Chronicle and Works, Haydn at Esterháza 1766-1790 (1978), p.537ff.

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