Recitative and Aria from 'Diana e Endimione', G.80 (Gerson, Georg)
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|Work Title||Recitative and Aria from Diana e Endimione|
|Alternative Title||Recitat. e Duetto|
|Year/Date of Composition||1813-11-03|
|Instrumentation||soprano, tenor, orchestra (or piano)|
At the end of the manuscript score Georg Gerson describes the circumstances around the piece. It was composed for an Italian tenor singer, Giovanni Piantanida (Gaetano Piantanida 1768-1836) visiting Copenhagen 1813 for a concert at Giovanni Simone Mayr. Gerson used a motive from that aria in the the music to follow, the present recitativo and aria with text by Stefano Vestris taken from a cantata, Diana e Endimione by Ferdinando Paër. In the end the concert was dropped and the planned composition was not completed. Instead Gerson wrote a sketch to a short coda to be used for a stand alone performance of the recitativo and aria.. On the planned program was an aria, Sento manear mi l'anima by