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D-Dl:
Mus. 2110-L-4
Composer:
STEFFANI, Abbate
Uniform Composer:
STEFFANI, Agostino (b nr Venice 1654–d Frankfurt 1728)
Title (Catalogo):
Duetti di Camera . . . un libro
Location (1765):
Schranck III; Fach 1; Lage 10
III
Int 
S
1
10
 
III/S/1/10
Scoring (1765):
‘a 2 voci e Basso’
Materials (1765):
Partitura
Incipit:
Incipit for D-DI: Mus. 2110-L-4
Title:
Duetti di Camera
Thematic Index:
Uniform Title:
Arias
Date:
RISM ID no.:
212007244
Former owner:
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Remarks:
Bound score copies of seven secular duets in Zelenka’s hand (before early 1729). Blue-grey wrapper.
Cover label (upper left, 19th c.): Steffani, A. | Duetti à Sopr. e | Alto col Basso | Part. | Orig. -Ms. v. J. D. Zelenka
Title page (in Zelenka’s hand): Duetti di Camera | del | Sigl Abbate Ste | pfani.
Caption title (in Zelenka’s hand): Per la Ser.ma Elettrice di Brandeburg.
Each duet is scored for soprano, alto, and unfigured bass.
Colin Timms (Agostino Steffani and his music, 264 ff.) notes the widespread use of Steffani’s chamber duets as models of counterpoint and as solfeggi exercises.
See also Ágústsson ‘The Secular Vocal Collection of Jan Dismas Zelenka’, 42.
Contents: 1. ‘Sol negli occhi’ (No. 6 in Ristori’s copy, Mus. 2110-L-1); 2. ‘Che volete o inde peno’. Here Zelenka has written: Poesia del S: S: Conte Palmien [?] (No. 9 in Mus. 2110-L-2); 3. ‘In quieto mio cor’ (No. 10 in Ristori’s copy, Mus. 2110-L-2); 4. ‘Crudo amor’ (No. 3 in Ristori’s copy, Mus. 2110-L-2); 5. ‘E la speme un falso bene’; 6. ‘Il tuo nezzo’; 7. ‘Porto l’alma’ (incomplete).
This collection of secular items is not listed in the ‘Catalogo della Musica di Chiesa composta Da diversi Autori secondo l’Alfabetto Amaro IIIza’ (c1784).
Stamps:
BIBLIOTHECA MUSICA REGIA.
Other:
B 821
Eitner:
V. 9 (1903), 265: Steffani (Stephani), Agostino [...] Dresd. Mus. [...] Ms. B 821. P. von Zelenka. Duetti di Camera [text incipits are given].
SLB Card Catalogue:
Status:
Score copies of seven Duetti di Camera by Agostino Steffani (Mus. 2110-L-4) held by SLUB.
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