Donald Jay Grout’s widely praised edition of the work of a key figure in the history of opera provides the most reliable version of the score for each opera, appending a translation of the libretto. These volumes are “at once practical and unquestionably scholarly” in the words of Opera Journal.
A tale of love and honor in the opera seria tradition, Tigrane was first performed at Naples in 1715. This edition of it will please performance groups and music historians alike.
For the study of the history of music, the most important event of the 1970s has been the start of a critical edition of Alessandro Scarlatti’s operas, under the direction of Donald Jay Grout.
[The edition is] warmly to be welcomed. A major musicological event.
The editions are handsomely presented…this series performs a valuable service.
Historians and performers alike welcome the long-overdue edition of Scarlatti’s operas—an edition at once practical and unquestionably scholarly.
Michael Collins is Professor of Music at North Texas State University.
Donald Jay Grout is Given Foundation Professor of Musicology, Emeritus, at Cornell University.