Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia
The cantata for voice and piano, written for the recovery of the Italian-English singer Nancy Storace , is considered the most important evidence of a friendly and collegial relationship between the composers Salieri and Mozart. Who is behind the name "Cornetti" has not yet been clarified. Presumably it is a pseudonym.
The title of the work alludes to the role of Ofelia in Salieri's La grotta di Trofonio , in which the Storace celebrated true triumphs after her recovery in 1785. The existence of the work was only proven by contemporary newspaper advertisements in the Wienerblättchen and in the Wiener Realzeitung , in which the work was advertised by the Viennese publisher Artaria. Both the text and the music were considered lost until the German composer and musicologist Timo Jouko Herrmann was able to find an edition printed by Joseph von Kurzböck in the collections of the National Museum in Prague in December 2015 . In Köchelverzeichnis the composition has the number KV 477a.
- Dennis Pajot: K477a "Per la Ricuperata salute di Ophelia" - A New Clue? ( Memento from January 4, 2013 in the web archive archive.today )
- Lukáš M. Vytlačil: Nová edice společného díla Mozarta, Salieriho a Cornettiho = A New Edition of a Joint Work by Mozart, Salieri, and Cornetti. (= Musicalia 8 / 1–2), Prague 2016, pp. 169–172. ( online, Czech / English )
- Mozart work believed to be lost rediscovered for Nancy Storace. Announcement from January 19, 2016 on the website of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg ( Memento from May 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on May 15, 2017.