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[Sketch for a song] / Beethoven.



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Uniform Title:
Ne' giorni tuoi felici (Sketches)
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, composer.
Italian. Staff notation.
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  • 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
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.
Van Patten, N. Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, page 16.
Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782 lyricist.

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