Ti sento, sospiri, A 387 (Donizetti, Gaetano)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes MS-4180.
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General Information

Work Title Ti sento, sospiri
Alternative. Title
Composer Donizetti, Gaetano
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. A 387 ; In.451/574
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGD 215
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 romance (Allegro)
Text Incipit Ti sento, sospiri
Librettist Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782)
Language Italian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2-3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

Navigation etc.

  • Allitt erroneously lists this piece as "Si tanto sospiri, ti lagni d'amore". Not to be confused with A 178, a duet on the same text (in Donizetti per camera, A 171-182).
  • Inzaghi messed the two "Ti sento, sospiri" pieces (A 178 and A 387). There is In.451 "Ti sento, sospiri. Duettino pubblicato a Napoli da B. Girard nella Raccolta di ariette e duettini. F-PC (ms. 4180): ms. autografo, 4 pag. musicali, in mi maggiore" and In.574 "Ti sento, sospiri. Duetto per soprano e tenore con pf. in sol minore. F-PC (ms. 4183)". The first mistake is in the F-Pc manuscripts: the published by Girard piece is MS-4183, not MS-4180. The other mistake is that both pieces are described as duets, though MS-4180 is actually a solo song. Hence the double Inzaghi number for each of the pieces.
  • "Romanza" is inscribed at the top of the manuscript, though it doesn't look like the same handwriting as the actual music.