BUSOTTI: RARA REQUIEM

MS 5270
MS Short Title BUSOTTI: RARA REQUIEM
Text SYLVANO BUSSOTTI: RARA: ROMAMOR (DESSIN D'ANALYSE), FROM THE RARA REQUIEM FOR SOLOISTS, VOCAL SEXTET, CELLO, GUITAR, WINDS, HARP, PERCUSSION AND PIANO
Description MS in Italian and French on paper, Italy, 1969, upper 1/3 of 1 f., 12x26 cm, graphic notation of music on 9 staves, with title, autograph, signed Syl B/1969.
Provenance Provenance: 1. Sylvano Bussotti, Italy (1969-); 2. Sotheby's 7.12.2004:38.
Commentary Sylvano Bussotti (1931–), Italian composer, was early known for the visual aestheticism of his graphic scores which is regarded as art objects in their own right. His concert work The Rara Requiem (1969), was also incorporated as act 4 and 5 of his 5 act opera Lorenzaccio, based on Alfred de Musset's play of the same name written in 1834. His integration of concert, ballet, opera and theatre prompted Bussotti to adopt the designation Bussottioperaballet as a genre description of his entire production. Many compound works were produced in co-operation with Romano Amidei. His initials and name are echoed by the omnipresent rara-based titles of Bussotti's output. (The present information is taken from the article on Bussotti in The New Grove, vol. 4, pp. 678-682.)
Place of origin Italy
Dates 1969

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