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Title: The Operas
Otros títulos: L’incontro improvviso
L’incontro improvviso Act II
L’incontro improvviso Dramma giocoso per musica in tre atti
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Joseph Haydn; Claes H. Ahnsjö; Linda Zoghby; Margaret Marshall; Della Jones; Domenico Trimarchi; Benjamin Luxon; Jonathan Prescott; James Hooper; Nicolas Scarpinati; Orchestre de Chamber de Lausanne; Mario Salerno; Antal Dorati; Pablo Loerkins; Fritz Widmer; Aldo Baldin; Michael Delvin; Karl Friberth
Código CDU: Ha.34
Forma Musical: Opera
Abstract: Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy's former hunting lodge, Esterhaza, enlarged into the form of a magnificent summer palace, became a famous destination for high-born Viennese, due to Nicolaus's famous hospitality, which included numerous musical events devised by his famous Kapellmeister, Franz Joseph Haydn. In 1773 Empress Maria Therese herself stayed, and in 1775 Archduke Ferdinand and his consort, Princess Beatrice d'Este, arrived with a retinue of well over a hundred (including his own wind band). Haydn's most important musical offering on that occasion was this opera, with a plot fashionably set in Turkish lands. It is scored for pairs of oboes, English horns, bassoons, horns, trumpets, and timpani, strings, and a battery of Turkish percussion including bass drums required to be tuned to D and A. The plot is reminiscent of that of Mozart's somewhat later opera, "Die EntfŸhrung aus dem Serail": Prince Ali (fled from his evil brother to Persia, falls in love with Princess Rezia, who is ...


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