- Gian Francesco Malipiero; Luigi Pirandello
La favola del figlio cambiato [The Fable of the Exchanged Son]
Ricordi & Cie., Milano, 1933, Hardcover, , , Very Good /
Facsimile of the composer's manuscript of the full conductor's score of the opera. Plate number 122941. Ricordi's blind stamp to the first pages indicates that the score was printed in October, 1933. Elegant paper-covered boards with recessed paper label. Previous owner's stamp on ffep. Light wear to extremities of binding. A beautiful and important manuscript facsimile difficult to find in the market at this time. In the middle of the night, witches swap children in their cribs. The witches replace the fat, healthy son of the mother with the king's sickly child. The child taken as the king's and living in luxury struggles to find happiness and in the end escapes to the country where he is near his mother. "Devo esser creduta! Anche Dio non si vede e si crede! E chi ora ride certo non vide il mio bambino com'era.""I must be believed! Even God is not seen and believed! And whoever laughs now certainly did not see my baby as he was. "