Gassmann, Florian Leopold: Overture to 'L'amore artigiano' (Hill 138) (AE162) – sheet music


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Gassmann, Florian Leopold (1729-1774)

Product Code: AE162
Description: Overture to 'L'amore artigiano' (Hill 138)
Edited by: Allan Badley
Year of Publication: 1998
Instrumentation: 2ob fag 2cor 2vn va vc/b
Binding: Score: Spiral / Parts: Unbound
Duration: 6 min(s)
ISBN: 1-877171-62-X

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L'amore artigiano (Love in the Workplace), one of Gassmann's most successful and popular 'Goldoni' operas, was given its Viennese premiere at the Burgtheater on 26 April 1767. As is the case with several other operas by Gassmann, the overture to L'amore artigiano enjoyed a life of its own as a concert symphony. It was offered for sale in the Breitkopf Catalogue (Supplment VI 1772) and the overture can also be found in the Gttweig and Quartbuch catalogues. The Viennese court copy of the score - upon which this edition of the overture is based - is titled 'L'Amore Artigiano / Opera Buffa / di Gasmann'. In producing the score the copyist adhered to the usual time-saving conventions of the period: where the violins play in unison, the second part is not notated; similarly, the viola line is left blank unless it is playing independently of the basso part. As the copy was doubtless prepared under Gassmann's direct supervision it should be considered a highly reliable source. Nonetheless, there are inconsistencies, errors and the odd omissions. The style and notation of articulation and dynamic markings have been standardised throughout, and, where missing from the source, markings have been reconstructed from parallel passages. These are indicated by the use of dotted slurs or brackets. Like most eighteenth-century sources, the present manuscript is inconsistent in its notation of appoggiature; these too have been standardised to minimise confusion. Obvious wrong notes have been corrected without comment; editorial emendations with no authority from the source are placed within brackets. Allan Badley

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