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Prima la musica e poi le parole (‘First the Music and then the Words’)locked

  • John A. Rice

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Divertimento teatrale in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by giovanni battista Casti; Vienna, Schönbrunn Orangerie, 7 February 1786.

Emperor Joseph II commissioned the opera for performance at Schönbrunn Palace; members of the Burgtheater’s Italian troupe presented it at one end of the orangery; at the other end members of the German troupe gave Mozart’s ...

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