The manuscript of Haydn’s opera Lo Speziale (’The Apothecary’) was partly destroyed by fire in 1779. For much of the 20th century the work was performed in a one-act German-language arrangement, but revivals since the 1980s have returned to the original three-act version, revised and completed. Now, at long last, a practical performing edition has been released — score, vocal score and hire parts — based on the revival at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt in 2001. Opera companies around the world will find this attractive, and future performances will surely win new admirers for one of Haydn’s most popular operas.
Publication date: November 2014 Instruments: Soprano, mezzo soprano, two tenors, orchestra Format: Full score Series:@HAYDN Pages: ix/178 ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0 ISBN: 978 1 914229 90 2 Code: HH405.FSC Price: £72.00
Format: Vocal score Pages: vi/136 ISMN: 979 0 708092 47 6 Code: HH405.VOC Price: £28.00 More information
Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, are typical of the composer’s late, galant style, with lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin, resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms. The fourth sonata mixes church and chamber elements, and the last two of its four movements have the character of a corrente and a giga, respectively. The tone of the whole work remains elegant and melodious.
Editor:Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé Publication date: November 2014 Instruments: Violin, basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Series:Baroque Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4 ISMN: 979 0 708059 10 3 ISBN: 978 1 910359 09 9 Code: HH343.FSP Price: £8.95 More information