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Zedler, Andrea:
In: Musumeci, Bruno ; Frigé, Antonio (ed.): Antonio Caldara : Il perché ; Cantata per soprano, Violini, Viola e basso continuo. - Mailand : Edizioni Pian&Forte , 2021 . - S. I-VI
ISBN 979-0-705102-08-6

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The cantata for soprano voice, violins, viola and basso continuo Il perché, which is now kept in the Santini Collection in the Diözesanbibliothek in Münster (D-MÜs SANT Hs 780), is the earliest surviving cantata from the repertoire composed for Prince Ruspoli. The completion of the cantata copy is dated 23 June 1709 and was made by Francesco Antonio Lanciani, who worked for years as a music copyist for the House of Ruspoli. According to the anonymous text, the cantata is in five parts and has the sequence aria-recitative-aria-recitative-aria. A survey of the texts that Caldara set for Ruspoli between 1709 and 1716 immediately reveals their clear orientation towards the Arcadian- pastoral theme. Ruspoli, himself a member of the Accademia dell’Arcadia, thus placed himself ostentatiously in the tradition of this influential literary academy, and also offered its members a weekly stage for years with the Conversazione in front of a roman and international audience. Some academy colleagues were responsible for the textual basis of Caldara’s compositions; nevertheless, a clear attribution of the texts to an author is only possible in exceptional cases.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Keywords: Cantata; Antonio Caldara
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professor Musicology
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 700 Arts and recreation > 780 Music
900 History and geography > 900 History
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 07:49
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 08:25