Ludwig van Beethoven. Ah! perfido! Per pieta, non dirmi addio, scena and aria for soprano & orchestra, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description. Ah! perfido. Language: Italian (Italiano) Ah! perfido, spergiuro, Barbaro traditor, tu parti? E son questi gl’ultimi tuoi congedi? Ove s’intese. Ah! perfido. Language: Italian (Italiano) Ah! perfido, spergiuro, Barbaro traditor, tu parti? E son questi gl’ultimi tuoi congedi? Ove s’intese tirannia più crudel?.

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The dramatic scena begins with a recitative in C major[2] taken from Pietro Metastasio ‘s Achille in Sciro. The number 65, which Beethoven had for unknown reasons not used, was assigned to the piece in by Artaria in Vienna, when Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. Go to the text. A Recital with Eugene Kohn. Who ever suffered such cruel tyranny? Historic Decca Recordings, Sexy Trippy All Moods. Violin Sonata no 9 in A major, Op 47 “Kreutzer”.

The music then slows, and the young woman’s emotions for a time seem contained, but tension quickly develops. Duschek”, possibly to raise interest rather than a statement about a dedication. Mass in C; Tremate, empi, tremate; Ne’ giorni tuoi felici; Ah! If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal. Tu vuoi ch’io mora!

Indeed, once past the formal exclamations of the recitative, the aria alternates compassion and fury with an ambition that looks beyond the innovations of Gluck towards an embrace of feminine sympathy that would, half a century later, become synonymous with Verdi in characters such as Violetta. Complete Beethoven Edition, Vol. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Added, go to My Music to see full list. Josepha Duschek inwhen she was the first soloist of the concert aria. If there is justice in Heaven, if there is mercy, They will join together to punish you!


The scheduled performer of Ah Perfido, Anna Milder — the once-charismatic Leonore — quarrelled with Beethoven and was replaced by the inexperienced Josephine Killitschgy. This page was last edited on 25 Julyat Go, flee from me!

If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. While some may feel the music sounds less agitated in places than the perfio might seem to call for, Beethoven captures the spirit of Metastasio ‘s verses. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

The scene and aria Ah Perfido for soprano and orchestra is an early work by Beethoven, one that places his usually highly revolutionary art in an entirely different context. The last phase of the piece is a space of agogic contrast. InHofmeister in Leipzig printed it and assigned number Even if it is strongly reminiscent of Mozartit is it charming enough not to seem derivative.

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The fluctuating emotions are accompanied by highly contrasting music: Pursuing shade, present wherever you go, I shall see my vengeance; I already enjoy it in my mind; I see already lightning flashing about you. He was unusually emphatic in stipulating that it needed “a curtain,” or similar environs, to achieve its proper effect.


The performance of this singer, whose stage fright bordered on nervous breakdown, became known as one of the most spectacular disasters in the history of vocal music and, obviously, did nothing to promote the popularity of the piece. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Where did one hear of a crueller tyranny?

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Ah! Perfido, Op.65 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

Sonata for Piano no. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Why do you treat one who adores you With such barbarous reward? The dramatic context of the aria is based on the relationship between Deidamia and Achilles. Coriolan Overture Op62; Egmont Op