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Uniform Title:
Ne' giorni tuoi felici (Sketches)
Author/Creator:
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, composer.
Language:
Italian. Staff notation.
Publication date:
1802
Production:
[1802?]
Format:
  • Music - Score
  • 1 score (6 unnumbered pages) : paper, ink, manuscript ; 22 x 30 cm
Title Variation:
First full line of text: Tu mi traffigi il cor
Note:
Fragment (12 measures) of a sketch for Ne' giorni tuoi felici, beginning with the line "Tu mi traffigi il cor". Each page is prepared for 11 lines, suggesting a large accompanying ensemble. Title from Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950. Holograph. First measure is crossed out. Last 2 pages blank. "Heinrich Schenker, the great theoretician and Beethoven specialist, has expressed the opinion that this manuscript belongs to the studies which Beethoven wrote while studying with Antonio Salieri"--Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950, page 16. "The sketches Tu mi traffigi il cor" etc., come from the duet "Ne giorni tuoi felice, Kinsky/Halm pp. 549-550, WoO 93. One of the pages corresponds to the vocal line in bars 74-76 (or 121-123) of the published version ("veggio languir chi adoro"), but the other pages do not correspond exactly to that score, though they resemble it--letter from Alan Tyson, April 12, 1968, inserted in the Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950. Lyrics from Metastasio's Olimpiade.
Citation:
Van Patten, N. Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, page 16.
Contributor:
Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782 lyricist.
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