PIZZETTI, Ildebrando. (1880-1968). Italian composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Ildebrando') to a conductor, on both sides of a correspondence-card, Florence, 10 January 1919. With a full translation.
Asking whether his correspondent would 'conduct and arrange to have performed at one of your concerts one of the pieces from Abramo e Izacco for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra? It is ... a piece of free harmonious effect, and easy to perform, also for the chorus.' If he agrees, he would need to call for the score and parts, breaking his journey from Rome. 'I could also give you the two Neapolitan lyrics for tenor and orchestra which Di Giovanni knows and sings very well, but I think he would not be able to sing at the Argentina because of the prohibition by the authorities at Catania'.
Abramo e Izacco was initially composed as incidental music to Belcare's play, first performed in 1917. Pizzetti expanded it into an opera for performance at Turin in March 1926.
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