La Cifra (Salieri, Antonio)



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Vocal Scores


PDF scanned by SDL
Ben Marcato (2013/7/5)

Language German
Publisher. Info. Offenbach am Mayn: Johann André, n.d.(ca.1794). Plate 668.
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Massenetique (2012/12/15)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Artaria Compagni, n.d.(ca.1789). Plate 68.
Misc. Notes For tenor (Rusticone).
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General Information

Work Title La cifra
Alternative. Title Dramma giocoso in due atti
Composer Salieri, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. AngS 58
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 7
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
First Performance. 1789-12-11 in Vienna, Burgtheater
Vienna: Burgtheater
Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings)
Primary Sources D-Dl Mus.3796-F-504a (digitized, incomplete 1790 (ca.) abschrift of the complete opera- some instrumental parts are missing)
H-KE 0/60 (complete abschrift score, ca.1800?)
B-Bc 2338 (another abschrift full score, German translation)

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The libretto of the German translation Die Entzifferung has been uploaded to the Bavarian Digital Library (some while back, I think.) SLUB (as noted above) has some vocal & instrumental parts but not all of the complete opera.