“This newly rediscovered autograph score by George Frideric Handel, containing a complete and previously unknown version of the solo cantata ‘ Crudel tiranno Amor’, is preserved among the more than three hundred collections in the Music Department of the Bavarian State Library.
The sensational discovery was made in 2004 by the musicologist Dr. Berthold Over, who identified the anonymous manuscript of the Italian solo cantata Crudel tiranno Amor as a work by Handel in his own hand (HWV 97).
We share the hope that our facsimile reproduction and first edition, along with the première performance on 17 May 2006 in the Church of All Saints (Munich Residence), will make one of the most delightful of Handel’s Italian cantatas publicly accessible in the best possible manner.”
Dr. Rolf Griebel , General Director of the Bavarian State Library
- First edition of a spectacular discovery in the Bavarian State Library
- High-quality facsimile with transcription
- Scholarly introduction by Berthold Over