Il conclave del 1774: Dramma per musica da recitarsi nel…Carnovale dell’anno 1775…
Satirical libretto for (closet?) musical drama based on election of Pope Pius VI.
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The lyrics were taken from the works of Pietro Metastasio. The manuscript was probably circulated privately in Italy before its clandestine printing by Molini (Ferrara, 1775); it bears the same fictitious imprint but is more elaborate. The printed edition was vigorously suppressed (Bookseller’s information, E.P. Goldschmidt & Co, 1963). See also O.G.T. Sonneck, Catalogue of opera librettos printed before 1800 (Washington: Gpo, 1914) 1:307.
Front free end-paper: Friedrich G[undolf] (von F. Saxl) 1931
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ep Goldschmidt, 1963
Loose copy on quarto sheet, now divided into 2 folded leaves, of p.[i-iv] of Gaetano Sertor, Il conclave del 1774.., Rome, 1775?, MS D81.
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- Il conclave del 1774: Dramma per musica da recitarsi nel…Carnovale dell’anno 1775
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1964; revised by ksc, 2005. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Gaetano Sertor Manuscript Libretto, Department of Special Collections, MS D81, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries