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Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Orlando


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    • us: Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Orlando furioso (1727)
    • us: Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Orlando furioso, RV 728
    • us: Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Orlando enraged
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    • found: His Orlando furioso [SR] p1977: label (Orlando furioso) booklet, p. [3] facsim. of 1st ed. (Orlando : drama per musica)
    • found: Rinaldi (op. 226: Orlando)
    • found: Ryom (RV 728. Orlando (furioso))
    • found: Grove music online, Oct. 13, 2011: Opera (under Orlando (i): Orlando, drama per musica in 3 acts, RV 728; Vivaldi's only surviving complete setting of Braccioli's libretto Orlando furioso, performed autumn 1727, Teatro S. Angelo, Venice; includes a few reworked sections of the 1714 version (itself a revival of G.A. Ristori's 1713 setting of Braccioli's libretto, with many new numbers provided by Vivaldi))
    • found: Grove music online, Oct. 17, 2011 (under Vivaldi: RV 728. Orlando (Orlando furioso); libretto: Braccioli, after Ariosto; Venice, 1727; libretto similar to, but music largely different from, 1714 version)
    • found: Talbot, M. The Vivaldi compendium, c2011: p. 132 (Orlando (furioso), RV 728; dramma per musica on a libretto by Grazio Braccioli, based on the poem by Ariosto; Turin mss. contain a score of acts I-II of G.A. Ristori's 1713 Orlando furioso, with numerous inserted numbers in Vivaldi's hand for the 1714 revival; the 1727 version of this opera is entirely by Vivaldi)
    • found: Strohm, R. The operas of Antonio Vivaldi, 2008: p. 446-7 (Orlando (1727), RV 728, dramma per musica by Grazio Braccioli; libretto adapted from Orlando furioso (1714) with only minor changes of plot, some recit. passages rewritten, and many arias replaced) p. 450-2 (includes scenes from the 1714 version (ms. I-Tn, Giordano 37) copied by Vivaldi into his new score (Giordano 39bis), some subsequently revised, and considerable newly-composed material)
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    • [Do not confuse with his Orlando finto pazzo (R. op. 202; RV 727) or Orlando furioso (RV Anh. 84) by G.A. Ristori (1713), reworked by Vivaldi in 1714]
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    • 1978-05-24: new
    • 2015-01-29: revised
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