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Metastasio, Pietro (1698-1782) & Francesco Algarotti (1712-64).
La scusa. Cantata.
Manuscript in Italian on paper, undated [c1750]. 2 pages of text penned in brown ink, recto & verso on 1st part of a folding leaf (2nd part blank) edges gilt, probably from an album. A manuscript of La scusa, a cantata, by the popular lyrical and romantic poet and librettist Metastasio, (1698-1782), copied by his friend and correspondent, the influential poet and essayist, Francesco Algarotti (1712-64). Metastasio, born Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi , was one of the most famous librettists of the period. His libretto La Clemenza di Tito inspired Mozart to compose an opera of the same name. Algarotti must have copied the cantata, as no printed version was available until 1780, when it was published with music by Baldassare Galuppi. The word Cantata with contemporary smudge, otherwise in excellent condition. cf Brunelli II, 709.
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