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Mascagni, Pietro

Lodoletta. [Vocal Score].

Casa Musicale Sonzogno: Milano, 1917. Pl.n M 2028 S. First Edition. Quarto. 230 pp. Frontispiece photograph portrait with facsimile signature. Original colored wraps. In an elegant half-bound red leather box with marbled boards and raised bands, gilt title, and gilt decoration at spine. Chip to bottom of spine and pages a bit toned throughout. Otherwise excellent.
Inscribed, signed, and dated above the first stave of music the year after the opera's premiere: all'egregio e carissimo M. Adolfo Cantù, | in segno d'amicizia, | P Mascagni | Milano, | gennaio | del 1918.

Adolfo Cantù (1875-1942) was an Italian composer, best remembered today for his opera Ettore Fieramosca (1921).

Lodoletta is based on the novel Two little shoes by Marie Louise de la Ramée. It was first performed in 1917 in Rome; the American premiere followed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918 with Caruso taking the lead tenor role. One of Mascagni's lesser known works, it does not seem that the opera was ever published in full orchestral score.
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