Cimarosa, Domenico: Overture to 'Giannina e Bernadone' (AE298) – sheet music


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Cimarosa, Domenico (1749-1801)

Product Code: AE298
Description: Overture to 'Giannina e Bernadone'
Edited by: Allan Badley
Year of Publication: 2011
Instrumentation: 2ob 2cor timp 2vn va vc/b
Binding: Score: Stapled/ Parts: Unbound
Duration: 7 min(s)
ISBN: 1-877369-28 -4
ISMN: M-67451-982-3

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Domenico Cimarosa was the most famous and popular Italian opera composer of the second half of the 18th Century. In the course of a brilliantly successful career he composed more than 65 operas as well as a significant body of instrumental music and works for the church. His operas were performed all over Europe, both in Italian and in translation. A number of Cimarosa's operas continued to enjoy occasional stagings during the 19th Century, and his most famous work, Il matrimonio segreto, is one of only a handful of operas of the period never to have left the repertory. Cimarosa's dramma giocoso in two acts, Giannina e Bernadone, was given its prima at Teatro San Samuele in Venice in November 1781 and remains one of his most celebrated comic operas. Like allof Cimarosa's overtures, Giannina e Bernadone is remarkable for its vitality, melodic invention and assured handling of the orchestra.

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