La vertu perdue
Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2010.
Edition type: score
Price: 90,00 kn (≈12€)
violin, violoncello, harpsichord
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About the music edition:
Luka Sorkočević (1734 – 1789) became in 1752 a member of the Great Council, and he negotiated with France on behalf of the Republic in 1776 and with Joseph II in 1781–2. He studied music with G.A. Valente in Dubrovnik and then for some time around 1757 with Rinaldo di Capua in Rome; his entire compositional activity falls between the years 1754 and 1770. He was acquainted with Metastasio, Haydn and Gluck. His symphonies, written for the orchestra he maintained in his household, are in three movements, conceived in the standard Italian idiom of the time. La vertu perdue is meant for three parts, violin, harpsichord and cello, but the parts have not been fully written out, and at times there is only a hint at the composer’s idea. Stylistically, the work shows elements of Classicism but also excurses in the direction of the ideas of Sturm und Drang, which digress from the symphonic style of Luka known to date. It is possible that Luka authored the first sketches, which Antun subsequently worked up and had copied under the name of his father.
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