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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    DRESDEN 1754 -- MARIA ANTONIA, Electress of Sachsen (1724-1780). Il Trionfo Della Fedeltá. Dramma Pastorale Per Musica Di E.T.P.A. Dresden: by the widow of Stoessel and Johann Carl Krause, 1754.

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    DRESDEN 1754 -- MARIA ANTONIA, Electress of Sachsen (1724-1780). Il Trionfo Della Fedeltá. Dramma Pastorale Per Musica Di E.T.P.A. Dresden: by the widow of Stoessel and Johann Carl Krause, 1754.

    4o (228 x 182 mm). Double-page engraved title, engraved portrait and 7 double-page engraved stage designs by ZUCCHI after MüLLER and ROOS, the portrait after TORELLI, engraved head and tail piece. Old boards.

    MARIA ANTONIA WALPURGIS SYMPHOROSA, princess of Bavaria (1724-1780), Electress of Saxony, was a German composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron, known particularly for her operas Il trionfo della fedeltá (Dresden, 1754) and Talestri, regina delle amazzoni (Munich, 1760). In 1747 she became a member of the Accademia dell'Arcadia of Rome, and published the above opera under her Accademia name: E(rmelinda) T(alia) P(astorella) A(rcada). Berlin 4154.


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