Amo e ridir nol posso (Bononcini, Giovanni)

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PDF scanned by D-B
GaiusRomanus (2020/8/24)

Publisher. Info. 46 Cantatas, D-B 30188
Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1750-1800).
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): 30188 (41)
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Tito Manlio (2015/6/29)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1700-30).
Misc. Notes This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RES VMC MS-74.
Does not contain the fifth movement
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General Information

Work Title Amo e ridir nol posso
Alternative. Title Pirro e Demetrio
Composer Bononcini, Giovanni
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGB 4
Key A major, F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Recitative: Amo e ridir nol posso
  2. Aria: Per scoprir gl'occulti dardi
  3. Recitative: Quando due cori amanti
  4. Aria: Al ben che mi tormenta
  5. Arioso: Tu parti à godere io resto à penar
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation soprano/alto, continuo

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For the soprano version, RISM mistakenly classifies the work as "excepts" from an "opera" called "Pirro e Demetrio." Bononcini never wrote an opera by this name, so it is likely just an alternative name for the cantata as a whole.