Malvina, In.404 (Donizetti, Gaetano)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz, Anvers et Bruxelles: Schott, n.d. Plate 8560.
Misc. Notes L'Aurore, Collection de morceaux de chant moderne avec acc. de piano. No.87.
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Work Title Malvina
Alternative. Title Scène dramatique ; Scena drammatica
Composer Donizetti, Gaetano
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. In.404
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGD 47
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Andante)
Text Incipit Depuis qu'une autre a su te plaire / Dal di che un’altra ti fu più bella / Seit eine Andre du dir erkoren
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1844
Librettist Unknown, French text
G. Vitali, Italian translation
M.G. Friedrich, German translation
Language French
Dedication Giovannina de Sterlich / Mademoiselle Ida Bertram
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, piano

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G. Vitali is the author of the Italian text, but the original is the French one. A Ricordi edition ca.1845: "composta da Gaet.o Donizetti ; testo francese, e versione italiana di G. Vitali". The composition date and the dedicatees are from Patricia Chiti. Italian Art Songs of the Romantic Era: Medium High Voice, p.54. According to this books, there was a Schoenberger (Paris) edition and a Girard (Naples), with different dedicatees. However, if the author spells Girard as Giraud, don't know if it is a reliable source...