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Johann David Heinichen
Three cantatas with concertante harpsichord
edited by Teresa M. Gialdroni and Giacomo Sciommeri

(Vocal chamber music, 8)

XLIV, 50 p.; 29,7 x 21 cm 
Intro and Apparatus in Italian and English

Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729) is known mainly as a theorist, and the author of the celebrated treatise Der General-Bass in der Composition (Dresden, 1728). However he also composed several musical works such as operas, serenatas, sacred music, and a considerable group of Italian cantatas, most of them with obbligato instruments. The three cantatas presented in this critical edition feature the harpsichord in the double role of continuo and concertante instrument. In Là dove in grembo al colle, on a pastoral theme, the harpshichord part is almost a self-standing piece, rich in idiomatic figures and onomatopoeias. Ebra d’amor fuggia is on the mythological subject of Ariadne abandoned by Theseus, a most common one in the classic repertory. This text enjoined a great popularity among musicians, and was set in music by other composers. In the aria-invective Heinichen uses the obbligato harpsichord, doubled sometimes by the cello. Mia Climene adorata is a impassioned declaration of love in which there are solo passages for keyboard, ariosi according to 17th-century style, and more modern passages in the galant style.

Là dove in grembo al colle, per S, hpd, bc 
Ebra d’amor fuggia, per S, vc, hpd, bc
Mia Climene adorata, per S, hpd, bc

Teresa M. Gialdroni is professor of history of music at the Tor Vergata University, Rome. She is the editor of the journal “Studi Musicali” of the Accademia Nazionale S. Cecilia (Rome). Her research focuses mainly on vocal secular music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in particular on early eighteenth century chamber cantata and opera. She is co-director (with Licia Sirch) of Clori. Archivio della cantata italiana, a project sponsored by the Italian Musicological Society (SidM) and with the collaboration of RISM. Recently she created the “Centro studi sulla cantata italiana” (Tor Vergata University, Rome), of which she is the coordinator.

Giacomo Sciommeri got his master's degree in "Musicology and Musical Heritage", and his PhD in "Cultural Heritage and Territory" at the Tor Vergata University, Rome. He received his 2nd level diploma in “Historical, Critical and Analytical Musicology” from the S. Cecilia Conservatory of Rome. His main research focus is on Italian chamber cantata. He is a scientific committee member of the Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica, the secretary of the Centro Studi sulla Cantata Italiana, and a coordinator of the Clori. Archivio della cantata italiana international project. He is Teaching Assistant of "Music History"  at the Tor Vergata University, Rome.


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