L'incontro improvviso, Hob.XXVIII:6 (Haydn, Joseph)



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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1775.
Misc. Notes The remains of the date (presumably originally with signature) can be seen on f.1r. Rezia's Act 2 aria (Or vicina) is missing.
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Work Title L'incontro improvviso
Alternative. Title Die unverhoffte Zusammenkunft ; Unverhofftes Begegnen ; La rencontre imprévue ; The Unexpected Encounter
Name Translations A váratlan találkozás; 突然の出会い; L’incontro improvviso
Name Aliases La rencontre impromptue; Die unverhoffte Begegnung
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 179223614; LCCN: no93033066; GND: 300349289; BNF: 139602765
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Hob.XXVIII:6 (opera) ; Hob.Ia:6 (overture)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 243
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts:
Sinfonia. Adagio maestoso - Presto - Andantino - Allegro (Invalid key)
  • Act 1:
Introduction: Alle, Calandri. Allegro (D major)
Canzonetta: Osmin. Andantino (B major)
Aria: Calandro. Allegretto (E minor)
Aria: Calandro. Allegro molto (F major)
Accompanied recit: Rezia, Balkis, Dardane. (D major)
Aria: Rezia. Andante (A major)
Trio: Rezia, Balkis, Dardane. Andantino (E major)
Accompanied recit: Ali. (F major)
Aria: Ali. Adagio (C major)
Duet: Calandro, Osmin. Allegretto (E minor)
Aria: Osmin. Moderato (G major)
Aria: Balkis. Andantino (B major)
Finale: Osmin, Balkis, Ali. Andante (C major)
  • Act 2:
Canzonetta: Ali, Osmin. (G minor)
Aria: Dardane. Allegro (A major)
Canzonetta: Rezia. (B major)
Aria: Rezia. (C major)
Aria: Ali. (D major)
Aria: Balkis. Allegretto (E major)
Canzonetta: Calandro. Andantino (F major)
Aria: Osmin. Adagio (C major)
Duet: Ali, Rezia. [Andantino] (E major)
Finale: Balkis, Ali, Rezia, Calandro, Osmin, Dardane. [Allegro moderato] (G major)
  • Act 3:
Canzonetta: Rezia. Adagio (B major)
Aria: Ali. Vivace (G major)
Recit: Ufficiale and all
March: Orchestra. Moderato (G major)
Accompanied recit: Rezia, Ali, Sultan. Presto (G major)
Finale: Chorus. Presto (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1775
First Performance. 1775-08-29 in Esterháza, Hoftheatre
First Publication. 1782 (overture - published by Artaria in parts)
Librettist Karl Frieberth (1736–1816), after Louis Hurtaut Dancourt (1725–1801)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Rezia (Soprano)
Balkis (Soprano)
Dardane (Soprano)
Ali (Tenor)
Osmin (Tenor)
Calandro (Bass)
3 Calandri
Offizier (Tenor)
Sultan (Bass)
3 sopranos, 3 tenors, 2 basses, mixed chorus (SATB)
flute, 2 oboes (both also English horn), 2 bassoons
2 trumpets, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, strings
Related Works Based on La rencontre imprévue by Gluck
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Extra Information This work is an adaptation of Gluck's La rencontre imprévue; Haydn supplied it with new music.

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Operas by Joseph Haydn (Hob.XXVIII )

 Acide, Hob.XXVIII:1

 La Canterina, Hob.XXVIII:2

 Lo Speziale, Hob.XXVIII:3

 Le Pescatrici, Hob.XXVIII:4

 L'Infedeltà delusa, Hob.XXVIII:5

 L'incontro improvviso, Hob.XXVIII:6

 Il mondo della luna, Hob.XXVIII:7

 La vera Costanza, Hob.XXVIII:8

 Laurette, Hob.XXVIII:8a

 L'isola disabitata, Hob.XXVIII:9

 La Fedeltà premiata, Hob.XXVIII:10

 L'infedeltà fedele, Hob.XXVIII:10bis

actually by Domenico Cimarosa

 Orlando Paladino, Hob.XXVIII:11

 Armida, Hob.XXVIII:12

 L'Anima del Filosofo, Hob.XXVIII:13