This first edition of Giulio Regondi’s Air Varié de l’opera de Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi is based on a manuscript found in the collection of Karl Scheit, now preserved in the library of the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst — the Music University of Vienna. This manuscript, copied by in 1854-1865 by Josiah Andrew Hudleston (1799-1865) and presented as a gift to Madam R. Sidney Pratten. The piece was composed in 1845 for Regondi’s pupil, a certain Miss Donovan of Dublin. Regondi is known to have played this piece in his concerts during the 1850s and it was highly acclaimed by the critics. The monumental style of the introduction — a kind of dramatic overture — appears to be strongly influenced by the opera fantasies of Sigismund Thalberg (1812-1871). Regondi’s version is the most truly exciting discovery! 16 pp.
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