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Il conclave del 1774: Dramma per musica da recitarsi nel…Carnovale dell’anno 1775…

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D81


Satirical libretto for (closet?) musical drama based on election of Pope Pius VI.


  • 1775?


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1 folder (1 item)

Scope and Contents

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.

Physical Location

MS D81

Custodial History

Front free end-paper: Friedrich G[undolf] (von F. Saxl) 1931

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ep Goldschmidt, 1963

Separated Materials

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.

Guide to the Gaetano Sertor Manuscript Libretto
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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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Gaetano Sertor Manuscript Libretto, Department of Special Collections, MS D81, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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