List of compositions by Tomaso Albinoni

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This is a list of works by the Italian composer Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751).

Vocal music[edit]

Operas[edit]

Most of Albinoni's works were dramma per musica, however only two of the operas still exist in a complete form: "Zenobia, regina de' Palmireni" and La Statira. [1]

Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre Notes
Zenobia, regina de’ Palmireni dramma per musica 3 acts MarchiAntonio Marchi 1694, carnival Venice, Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo version of the score survives in Library of Congress, Washington
prodigioIl prodigio dell’innocenza dramma 3 acts GualazziFulgenzio Maria Gualazzi 1695, carnival Venice, Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo music lost
Zenone, imperator d’Oriente dramma per musica 3 acts MarchiAntonio Marchi 1696, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
TigraneIl Tigrane, re d’Armenia dramma per musica 3 acts CorradiGiulio Cesare Corradi 1697, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
Primislao, primo re di Boemia dramma per musica 3 acts CorradiGiulio Cesare Corradi 1697, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
ingratitudineL’ingratitudine castigata dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1698, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
Radamisto dramma per musica 3 acts MarchiAntonio Marchi 1698, autumn Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Diomede punito da Alcide dramma 3 acts AureliAurelio Aureli 1700, autumn Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
ingannoL’inganno innocente dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1701, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost, except some arias
arteL’arte in gara con l’arte dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1702, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
Griselda dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1703, carnival Florence, Cocomero music lost, except three arias
Aminta dramma regio pastorale 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1703, autumn Florence, Cocomero music lost
piu-fIl più fedel tra i vassalli dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1705, autumn Genoa, Falcone music lost
prosperitaLa prosperità di Elio Sejano dramma per musica 3 acts MinatoNicolò Minato 1707.11707, carnival Genoa, Falcone music lost
fedeLa fede tra gl’inganni dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1707.21707, Carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
fortezzaLa fortezza al cimento melodramma 2 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1707.31707 Piacenza, Ducale music lost
Astarto dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati 1708, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost, except some arias
Pimpinone intermezzo 3 intermezzos PariatiPietro Pariati 1708, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano
Engelberta dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati 1709, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano 4th and 5th acts by Francesco Gasparini
tradimentoIl tradimento tradito dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1708, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Ciro dramma per musica 3 acts PariatiPietro Pariati 1710, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
tirannoIl tiranno eroe dramma per musica 3 acts CassaniVincenzo Cassani 1711, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano
GiustinoIl Giustino dramma per musica 5 acts PariatiPietro Pariati after Nicolò Beregan 1711, spring Bologna, Formagliari music lost
paceLa pace generosa dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani 1711, autumn Genoa, Falcone music lost
gareLe gare generose dramma per musica 3 acts ZaniboniAntonio Zaniboni 1712, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost, except five arias
Lucio Vero dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1713, spring Ferrara, S Stefano music lost
amor di figlioL'amor di figlio non conosciuto dramma per musica 3 acts LalliDomenico Lalli 1716, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Eumene dramma per musica 3 acts SalviAntonio Salvi 1717, autumn Venice, Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo music lost, except one aria
Meleagro dramma per musica 3 acts BernardoniPietro Antonio Bernardoni 1718, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Cleomene dramma per musica 3 acts CassaniVincenzo Cassani 1718, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
eccessiGli eccessi della gelosia dramma per musica 3 acts LalliDomenico Lalli 1722, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost, except some arias
veriI veri amici dramma per musica 3 acts SilvaniFrancesco Silvani and Domenico Lalli after Pierre Corneille 1722, October Munich, Hof music lost, except some arias
trionfo-amIl trionfo d’amore dramma per musica 3 acts PariatiPietro Pariati 1722, November Munich music lost
Eumene dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1723, carnival Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost, except 2 arias
Ermengarda dramma per musica 3 acts LucchiniAntonio Maria Lucchini 1723, autumn Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost
Antigono, tutore di Filippo, re di Macedonia tragedia 5 acts PiazzonGiovanni Piazzon 1724, carnival Venice, Teatro San Moisè 5th act by Giovanni Porta, music lost
Scipione nelle Spagne dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1724, Ascension Venice, Teatro San Samuele music lost
Laodice dramma per musica 3 acts SchiettiAngelo Schietti 1724, autumn Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost, except 2 arias
Didone abbandonata tragedia 3 acts Metastasio 1725, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
L'impresario delle Isole Canarie[2][3] intermezzo 2 acts Metastasio 1725, carnival Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
Alcina delusa da Ruggero dramma per musica 3 acts MarchiAntonio Marchi 1725, autumn Venice, Teatro S Cassiano music lost
rivaliI rivali generosi dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1725 Brescia, Nuovo
StatiraLa Statira dramma per musica 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati 1726, Carnival Rome, Teatro Capranica
Malsazio e Fiammetta intermezzo   1726, Carnival Rome, Teatro Capranica
trionfo-arIl trionfo di Armida dramma per musica 3 acts ColatelliGirolamo Colatelli after Torquato Tasso 1726, autumn Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost
incostanzaL’incostanza schernita dramma comico-pastorale 3 acts CassaniVincenzo Cassani 1727, Ascension Venice, Teatro San Samuele music lost, except some arias
dueLe due rivali in amore dramma per musica 3 acts AureliAurelio Aureli 1728, autumn Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost
SatraponeIl Satrapone intermezzo   SalviSalvi 1729 Parma, Omodeo
stratagemmiLi stratagemmi amorosi dramma per musica 3 acts PasseriniF Passerini 1730, carnival Venice, Teatro San Moisè music lost
Elenia dramma per musica 3 acts BergalliLuisa Bergalli 1730, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Merope dramma 3 acts ZenoApostolo Zeno 1731, autumn Prague, Sporck Theater mostly by Albinoni, music lost
piu-iIl più infedel tra gli amanti dramma per musica 3 acts SchiettiAngelo Schietti 1731, autumn Treviso, Dolphin music lost
Ardelinda dramma 3 acts VitturiBartolomeo Vitturi 1732, autumn Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost, except five arias
Candalide dramma per musica 3 acts VitturiBartolomeo Vitturi 1734, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost
Artamene dramma per musica 3 acts VitturiBartolomeo Vitturi 1741, carnival Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo music lost

Intermezzi[edit]

  • (Vespetta e) Pimpinone (Pietro Pariati), Venice 1708
  • Malsazio e Fiammetta (unidentified), Rome 1726 (text and music lost)
  • Il Satrapone (Antonio Salvi), P 1729 (music lost)
  • L'impresario delle Isole Canarie (Pietro Metastasio) 1725 (music lost)[4][5]

Serenate[edit]

  • Il nascimento de l’Aurora (unidentified), Venice c. 1710
  • Il nome glorioso in terra, santificato in cielo (Vincenzo Cassani), Venice 1724
  • Il concilio de’ pianeti (Girolamo Baruffaldi), Venice 1729

Cantatas[edit]

  • 12 Cantate da camera a voce sola, op. 4 (for voices and bass continuo), Venice 1702
    • Nr. 1: Amor, Sorte, Destino (for soprano)
    • Nr. 2: Da l’arco d’un bel ciglio (for alto)
    • Nr. 3: Del chiaro rio (for soprano)
    • Nr. 4: Riedi a me, luce gradita (for alto)
    • Nr. 5: Lontananza crudel, mi squarci il core (for soprano)
    • Nr. 6: Filli, chiedi al mio core (for alto)
    • Nr. 7: Ove rivolgo il piede (for soprano)
    • Nr. 8: Mi dà pena quando spira (for alto)
    • Nr. 9: Parti, mi lasci, ah quale (for soprano)
    • Nr. 10: Son qual Tantalo novello (for alto)
    • Nr. 11: Poiché al vago seren di due pupille (for soprano)
    • Nr. 12: Chi non sa quanto inumano (for alto)
  • 18 Cantatas for Soprano and Bass continuo, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, ms. 447
    • Nr. 1: Il bel ciglio d’Irene
    • Nr. 2: Già dal mar sorgea l’alba
    • Nr. 3: Amarissime pene, suonate ormai
    • Nr. 4: (as op. 4 Nr. 5)
    • Nr. 5: Sorgea col lume in fronte
    • Nr. 6: Lontan da te, mia vita
    • Nr. 7: Sovra letto d’erbette
    • Nr. 8: (as op. 4 Nr. 11)
    • Nr. 9: Il penar senza speranza
    • Nr. 10: Senti, bel sol, deh senti
    • Nr. 11: Quest’è l’ora fatale
    • Nr. 12: Di tante ree sciagure
    • Nr. 13: Fileno, caro amico
    • Nr. 14: Sovra molle origliere
    • Nr. 15: Clori nel ciel d’amor lucida stella
    • Nr. 16: Dubbio affetto il cor mi strugge (Amante timido)
    • Nr. 17: Rivolse Clori un giorno
    • Nr. 18: Donna illustre del Latio
  • Other cantatas
    • Bel fantasmo tu fosti al mio pensiero (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Bella, perché tu forsi (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Biondo crin, occhio nero, e sen d’avorio (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Che ne dici, che risolvi (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Crudelissimo amore (for alto and bass continuo)
    • Dove sei, che fai cor mio (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • E dove, Amor, mi guidi (for soprano, instruments and bass continuo)
    • Fatto bersaglio eterno (for alto and bass continuo)
    • Già tornava l’aurora
    • In alta rocca, ove d’un genio amico (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Io che per colpa sol del fatio rio (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Là dove il nobil Giano (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Quanta pietà mi date, o mesti fiori (for soprano and bass continuo)
    • Senza il core del mio bene (for soprano or alto and bass continuo)
    • Vorrei che lo sapessi (for alto and bass continuo)
    • Vorrei scoprir l’affanno (for soprano and bass continuo)

Religious music[edit]

  • Messa a tre voci (for 2 tenors and bass, a cappella), before 1694
  • I trionfi di Giosuè (Oratorium; Text: Giovanni Pietro Berzini), Florence 1703 (together with Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Bononcini et al.)
  • Maria annunziata (Oratorium; Text: Francesco Silvani), Florence 1712

Instrumental music[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]

  • Op. 1: 12 Sonate a tre (for 2 violins and basso continuo), Venice 1694
    • No. 1 in D minor
    • No. 2 in F major
    • No. 3 in A major
    • No. 4 in G minor
    • No. 5 in C major
    • No. 6 in A minor
    • No. 7 in G major
    • No. 8 in B minor
    • No. 9 in D major
    • No. 10 in F minor
    • No. 11 in E minor
    • No. 12 in B-flat major
  • Op. 2: 6 Sinfonie & 6 Concerti a cinque (for solo violin (in concertos only), 2 violins, 2 violas and basso continuo), Venice 1700
    • Sonata No. 1 in G major
    • Concerto No. 1 in F major
    • Sonata No. 2 in C major
    • Concerto No. 2 in E minor
    • Sonata No. 3 in A major
    • Concerto No. 3 in B-flat major
    • Sonata No. 4 in C minor
    • Concerto No. 4 in G major
    • Sonata No. 5 in B-flat major
    • Concerto No. 5 in C major
    • Sonata No. 6 in G minor
    • Concerto No. 6 in D major
  • Op. 3: 12 Balletti a tre (for 2 violins and basso continuo), Venice 1701
    • No. 1 in C major
    • No. 2 in E minor
    • No. 3 in G major
    • No. 4 in A major
    • No. 5 in D minor
    • No. 6 in F major
    • No. 7 in D major
    • No. 8 in C minor
    • No. 9 in G minor
    • No. 10 in E major
    • No. 11 in A minor
    • No. 12 in B-flat major
  • Op. 5: 12 Concerti a cinque (for solo violin, 2 violins, 2 violas and basso continuo), Venice 1707
    • No. 1 in B-flat major
    • No. 2 in F major
    • No. 3 in D major
    • No. 4 in G major
    • No. 5 in A minor
    • No. 6 in C major
    • No. 7 in D minor
    • No. 8 in F major
    • No. 9 in E minor
    • No. 10 in A major
    • No. 11 in G minor
    • No. 12 in C major
  • Op. 6: 12 Trattenimenti armonici per camera (for violin and basso continuo), Amsterdam c. 1711
    • No. 1 in C major
    • No. 2 in G minor
    • No. 3 in B-flat major
    • No. 4 in D minor
    • No. 5 in F major
    • No. 6 in A minor
    • No. 7 in D major
    • No. 8 in E minor
    • No. 9 in G major
    • No. 10 in C minor
    • No. 11 in A major
    • No. 12 in B-flat major
  • Op. 7: 12 Concerti a cinque (for solo violin, 1 or 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello and basso continuo), Amsterdam 1715
    • No. 1 in D major
    • No. 2 in C major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 3 in B-flat major (for oboe)
    • No. 4 in G major
    • No. 5 in C major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 6 in D major (for oboe)
    • No. 7 in A major
    • No. 8 in D major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 9 in F major (for oboe)
    • No. 10 in B major
    • No. 11 in C major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 12 in C major (for oboe)
  • Op. 8: 6 Balletti & 6 Sonate a tre (for 2 violins and basso continuo), 1722
    • Sonata No. 1 in B-flat major
    • Balletto No. 1 in D minor
    • Sonata No. 2 in A major
    • Balletto No. 2 in F major
    • Sonata No. 3 in C major
    • Balletto No. 3 in D major
    • Sonata No. 4 in G minor
    • Balletto No. 4 in B-flat major
    • Sonata No. 5 in F major
    • Balletto No. 5 in C major
    • Sonata No. 6 in C minor
    • Balletto No. 6 in G minor
  • Op. 9: 12 Concerti a cinque (for solo violin, 1 or 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello and basso continuo), Amsterdam 1722
    • No. 1 in B-flat major (for violin)
    • No. 2 in D minor (for oboe)
    • No. 3 in F major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 4 in A major (for violin)
    • No. 5 in C major (for oboe)
    • No. 6 in G major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 7 in D major (for violin)
    • No. 8 in G minor (for oboe)
    • No. 9 in C major (for 2 oboes)
    • No. 10 in F major (for violin)
    • No. 11 in B-flat major (for oboe)
    • No. 12 in D major (for 2 oboes)
  • Op. 10: 12 Concerti a cinque (for solo violin, 2 violins, viola, cello and basso continuo), Amsterdam 1735/36
    • No. 1 in B-flat major
    • No. 2 in G minor (for violin)
    • No. 3 in C major
    • No. 4 in G major (for violin)
    • No. 5 in A major
    • No. 6 in D major (for violin)
    • No. 7 in F major
    • No. 8 in G minor (for violin)
    • No. 9 in C major
    • No. 10 in F major (for violin)
    • No. 11 in C minor
    • No. 12 in B-flat major (for violin)
  • Op. 11: Sonate a tre (for two violins and basso continuo), c. 1739 (not published) (lost)

Without opus numbers[edit]

Sinfonias[edit]

  • Si 1: Sinfonia in D major for the first act of Zenobia (for natural trumpet, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello and basso continuo), 1694
  • Si 2: Sinfonia in F major for the first act of Engelberta (for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello and basso continuo), 1709
  • Si 3: Sinfonia in A major (for 2 violins, viola, violone, and basso continuo), c. 1707–15
  • Si 4: Sinfonia in D major (for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo; manuscript versions for 2 oboes and bassoon), c. 1707–15
  • Si 5: Sinfonia in A major (for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1707–15
  • Si 6: Sinfonia in B major (for 2 violins, viola, bassoon and basso continuo), c. 1715–22
  • Si 7: Sinfonia in G minor (for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon and basso continuo), c. 1715–22
  • Si 8: Sinfonia in G major (for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1722–35
  • Si 9: Sinfonia in F major (for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1722–35

Concertos[edit]

  • Co 1: Concerto in D major (for solo violin, 2 violins, viola, violone and basso continuo), before 1700
  • Co 2: Concerto in C major (for solo violin, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1717
  • Co 3: Concerto in D major (for solo violin and strings), c. 1715–22
  • Co 4: Concerto in G major (for 1 or 2 solo violins, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1717
  • Co 5: Concerto in A major adapted by Pisendel (for solo violin, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1717

Sonatas[edit]

  • So 1: Sonata a sei con tromba in C major (for natural trumpet, 2 violins, 2 violas and basso continuo), c. 1700
  • So 2–7: Balletti a cinque (for 2 violins, 2 violas and basso continuo), c. 1702
    • So 2: Balletto 1 in B-flat major
    • So 3: Balletto 2 in G minor
    • So 4: Balletto 3 in E minor
    • So 5: Balletto 4 in F minor
    • So 6: Balletto 5 in A major
    • So 7: Balletto 6 in F major
  • So 8–19: Balletti a quattro (for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo), c. 1700
    • So 8: Balletto 1 in G major
    • So 9: Balletto 2 in B minor
    • So 10: Balletto 3 in D major
    • So 11: Balletto 4 in A major
    • So 12: Balletto 5 in C major
    • So 13: Balletto 6 in E minor
    • So 14: Balletto 7 in F major
    • So 15: Balletto 8 in A minor
    • So 16: Balletto 9 in B-flat major
    • So 17: Balletto 10 in D minor
    • So 18: Balletto 11 in E major
    • So 19: Balletto 12 in G minor
  • So 20–25: Sonate a tre (for 2 violins and basso continuo), before 1700
    • So 20: Sonata 1 in C major
    • So 21: Sonata 2 in B-flat major
    • So 22: Sonata 3 in F major
    • So 23: Sonata 4 in D major
    • So 24: Sonata 5 in G major
    • So 25: Sonata 6 in A major
  • So 26–31: Sonate da chiesa ("op. 4") (for violin and basso continuo), Amsterdam 1708
    • So 26: Sonata 1 in D minor
    • So 27: Sonata 2 in E minor
    • So 28: Sonata 3 in B-flat major
    • So 29: Sonata 4 in G minor (spurious)
    • So 30: Sonata 5 in G minor
    • So 31: Sonata 6 in B minor
  • So 32: Sonata a violino solo composta per il Sig. Pisendel in B-flat major (for violin and basso continuo), c. 1717
  • So 33: Solo in G minor (for violin and basso continuo), c. 1717
  • So 34: Solo in B-flat major (for violin and basso continuo), c. 1717
  • So 35–39: Sonate a violino solo e basso continuo (for violin and basso continuo), Amsterdam c. 1717
    • So 35: Sonata 1 in D minor
    • So 36: Sonata 2 in G minor
    • So 37: Sonata 3 in A major
    • So 38: Sonata 4 in A major
    • So 39: Sonata 5 in E minor (spurious)
  • So 40–45: Six sonates da camera (op. post.) (for violin and basso continuo), Paris c. 1740
    • So 40: Sonata 1 in F major (spurious)
    • So 41: Sonata 2 in A minor
    • So 42: Sonata 3 in E major (spurious)
    • So 43: Sonata 4 in D minor (spurious)
    • So 44: Sonata 5 in D major (spurious)
    • So 45: Sonata 6 in A major

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Warrack, John and West, Ewan (1992), The Oxford Dictionary of Opera, 782 pages, ISBN 0-19-869164-5
  2. ^ Don Neville, "Metastasio, Pietro." The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Ed. Stanley Sadie. Oxford University Press, See under: Writings/Operas/L'impresario delle Isole Canarie
  3. ^ Printed libretto for a performance in the San Cassiano theater, 1725, Code IT\ICCU\MUS\0002663, VE0239,VEAFC, Biblioteca della Fondazione Giorgio Cini - Venezia - VE - [fondo/collocazione] ROLANDI MUSICA 2B RAC
  4. ^ Don Neville, "Metastasio, Pietro." The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Ed. Stanley Sadie. Oxford University Press, See under: Writings/Operas/L'impresario delle Isole Canarie
  5. ^ Printed libretto for a performance in the San Cassiano theater, 1725, Code IT\ICCU\MUS\0002663, VE0239,VEAFC, Biblioteca della Fondazione Giorgio Cini - Venezia - VE - [fondo/collocazione] ROLANDI MUSICA 2B RAC
  • Michael Talbot: "Tomaso Albinoni", Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed June 25, 2005), (subscription access)
  • Michael Talbot: Tomaso Albinoni. The Venetian Composer and His World. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1990. S. 271–281.