The choice of work to illustrate these particular ideas falls to the tragedia per musica Elfrida by the great operatic reformist Ranieri Calzabigi with music by Giovanni Paisiello
The first chapter examines adaptations of Shakespeare's Lear, operas by Giovanni Paisiello
and Fernando Paer, and Amelia Opie's novella The Father and Daughter to argue that in such works the literature of sentiment ambivalently shifts the notion of human flourishing from the holy to the bourgeois family and from religious belief to human virtue, especially that of the dutiful, virginal daughter, who through her activity props up an otherwise tottering paternal authority.
It was a failure at its premiere in Rome in 1816, as the house was packed with hooting fans of competitor Giovanni Paisiello
, who had written his own opera on the same subject 36 years before.
Italy is represented by Giovanni Paisiello
, and one of his engaging keyboard concerti arranged for harp.
The great opera composer Giovanni Paisiello
(1740-1816), for example, is mentioned as an ardent follower of the teachings of Durante; Fenaroli, whose students included Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801) and Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870), was also from the Durante lineage.
Francesco Barberio, Giovanni Paisiello
tra le ire di un copista e di un innovatore, Rivista Musicale Italiana, 22 (1915) pp.
In Bohemian lands in the early nineteenth century, it seems to have been common practice to borrow music from an opera or other stage work and set it to a new text for performance in parish churches, and Freemanova has identified such borrowings from a wide range of composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Paisiello
, Gioacchino Rossini, and Carl Maria von Weber.
Rossini also benefited from the experience of librettist Gaetano Rossi in this collaboration, as well as from the musical style of Giovanni Paisiello
and Giovanni Simone Mayr, whose style he studied and parodied here.
Though Piccinni had dominated the 1778-80 run of Italian operas at the Academie royale de musique, Giovanni Paisiello
and Domenico Cimarosa were preferred at the Theatre de Monsieur.
Chapters 1 and 9 contain sketches of eighteenth-century galant figures: Jean-Antoine Watteau, Farinelli, Pietro Metastasio, and Charles Burney in "Prologue: Three Rococo Idylls"; and Johann Christian Bach, Giovanni Paisiello
, and Luigi Boccherini in the last, entitled "Three Apostles of the Galant Style.
The opera excerpts in the third volume intermix the well-known (Vincenzo Bellini, Domenico Cimarosa, Gaetano Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante, Ferdinando Paer, Giovanni Paisiello
, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi) with the lesser-known (Carlo Coccia, Fr.
The 25,000 librettos in Sartori include all known works in Italian as well as works translated from Italian into other languages and works originating in other languages that were translated into Italian, Resulting non-Italian tides include such items as The Accomplish'd Maid, a comic opera by Niccolo Piccini (London, 1781) and Die Trofonius-Hoehle, ein komisches Singspiel by Giovanni Paisiello