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Tolomeo, Re dEgitto HWV 25

Dramma per musica in 3 acts

By George Frideric Handel

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Solo voices, orchestra (2 Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, 2 recorder-A, Fl, 2 Ob, bassoon, 2 Hn, Str, Continuo)
Dramma per musica in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Michael Pacholke. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Halle Handel Edition (HHA) Serie II, Band 22. Score. HWV 25. Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04058. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04058).

Item Number: BA.BA04058

ISBN 9790006495672. 33.1 x 25.6 cm inches. Language: Italian, Text Language: Italian. Text: Haym, Nicola Francesco nach einem Libretto von Carlo Sigismondo Capece.

"Tolomeo"was Handel's last opera for the Royal Academy of Music in London . Composed between March and 19 April 1728, it was premiered on 30 April. Handel revived the opera several times further: in 1730 in an extensive revision, with seven performances, and in 1733 with four performances.
The historical background is the dispute between Cleopatra III and her younger son Ptolemaio X Alexander I ( Tolomeo ). In 110 BC Cleopatra drove Tolomeo out of Egypt . She died, irreconciled to him, in 101 BC.

The new vocal score is based on the"Halle Handel Edition"(vol. II/20), published in 2000. The main part contains the version from the premiere. The extensive appendix also enables later versions to be performed.

  • Based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition
  • Thoroughly revised, practical performing vocal score
  • Italian text, with German singing translation
  • Detailed foreword in two languages (German/English)
  • About Barenreiter Urtext

    What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

    - A reliable musical text based on all available sources
    - A description of the sources
    - Information on the genesis and history of the work
    - Valuable notes on performance practice
    - A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

    - Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
    - A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
    - Excellent print quality
    - Superior paper and binding


    • Zur Edition 
    • Vorwort 
    • Auffuhrungen und Besetzungen 
    • Konkordanz 
    • Faksimiles 
    • Libretto-Druck London 1728 
    • Deutsche Ubersetzung des Librettos 
    • Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto: Besetzung, Verzeichnis der Szenen, Ouverture, Atto primo, Atto secondo, Atto terzo, Anhang 
    • Kritischer Bericht 

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