Musik der Mannheimer Hofkapelle, Bd. 3

Ignaz Holzbauer

Death of Dido

Singspiel in one act


Ignaz Holzbauer, Kapellmeister at the Kurpfälzische Hof in Mannheim, was counted among the renowned opera composers of his time in the second half of the 18th century. He became known in music history mainly through the opera Günther von Schwarzburg (1777), which is regarded as the ?rst contribution to the German National Opera. One year after the premiere of his opera La morte di Didone (1779) he composed Der Tod der Dido as a German text version of Metastasio’s drama. Holzbauer was not only a master of both, the interpretation of the meaning of words and the portrayal of emotions, but also, already since Günther von Schwarzburg, a pioneer of the convergence of recitative and aria in favor of an undisturbed dramatic progression.


vocal score

80 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback

set of parts, complete orchestral parts, on loan

DIN A4, without cover
  • consisting of
    1 x individual part, violin 1, on loan (50.505/11)
    1 x individual part, violin 2, on loan (50.505/12)
    1 x individual part, viola 1, on loan (50.505/13)
    1 x individual part, viola 2, on loan (50.505/14)
    1 x individual part, violoncello, on loan (50.505/15)
    1 x individual part, double bass, on loan (50.505/16)

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