Wednesday, 15 March 2017
[Vocal 3] Mozart to the present: cantatas, masses, operas, and lieder.
facsimiles, facsimiles of
first and early editions, together with a selection of
& studies. For ordering information
AMON, Johannes Andreas, 1763-1825 An der Tod, mit begleitung einer obligaten Flöte und Piano-Forte oder Guittarre. Bonn s.d.
Archivum Musicum: L’Arte della Chitarra, 18. Florence, 1986. Oblong, 34 x 24 cm, 7 pp. Line-cut of the Simrock, early 19th-c. edition. Wrappers in decorative paper. $19 [item no.1818]
BACH, Johann Christian, 1735-1782 [Canzonets, 2 voices, keyboard, op.4] 6 Canzonette op.4.
Huntingdon, n.d. 4˚, Line-cut of the London, 1765 edition. Score format, for SS & bc. Wrappers. $4 [item no.8257]
[Songs, selections from operas] Favourite Songs Sung at Vauxhall Gardens. Originally Published in London, 1766-1779. Introduction by Stephen Roe; General Introduction to the Pleasure Gardens by Christopher Hogwood.
Music for London Entertainment, 1660-1800, F/1. Tunbridge Wells, 1985. 25 x 36 cm, xxi, 81 pp. Line-cut of 4 separate printed collections. Cloth. $88 [item no.22]
BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945 Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Opus 11, 1911. Autograph Draft. Edited by László Vikárius.
Budapest, 2006. 4°, 58, 51 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph working copy (short score). Issued on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Cloth. $135 (more info... ) [item no.8907]
[& Zoltán Kodály] Hungarian Folksongs for Song with Piano. Reprint of the Original Manuscript with Commentaries by Dennijs Dille. [Ms. Bartók Archives, Budapest].
Budapest, 1970. 29 x 41 cm, 22 facs, 26 pp. Halftone of the autograph. Includes rough draft of the Felhívás (The Appeal). Preface and commentary in Eng. $45 [item no.122]
The Husband’s Grief for Voice and Piano / A férj keserve. Énekhangra zongorakísérettel. [Edited by Peter Bartók].
Homosassa, 2002. 4˚, 16 pp. Line-cut of the autograph composing copy, together with a new practical edition. The composer’s last arrangement of a folk song written in 1945–a Ukranian song with humorous text about a man and his wife who can never completely agree with one another. For tenor or mezzo soprano. Wrappers. $11 [item no.8357]
Liebeslieder for Voice and Piano (1900). Facsimile of the Manuscript.
Homosassa, 2002. 4°. 24 pp. A work from the composer's youth, of 19 years, written as a present to a young lady. The composer did not regard this work suitable for general publication and is presented here for academic purposes only, without right of performance. Facsimile of the manuscript, with an introductory essay by Ferenc Bónis. Song texts in German, with literal English translation. Wrappers. $20 [item no.8869]
BASEVI, Abramo, 1818-1885 Studio sulle opere di Giuseppe Verdi (1859).
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 71. Bologna, 1978. 8º, 324 pp. Wrappers. $38 [item no.5131]
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 [“Adelaide”, voice & guitar, op.46, arr. W.T. Matiegka] “Adelaide” [“Einsam wandelt dein Freund im Frühlingsgarten” ]. Per voce e chitarra, Wien s.d.
Archivum Musicum: L’Arte della Chitarra, 20. Florence, 1988. 23 x 31 cm, i, 7 pp. Line-cut of the early 19th-c. printed edition by Artaria. Arranged for voice and guitar by Wenzeslaus Thomas Matiegka (1773-1830), one of the founder of the Viennese guitar school. Introduction in It by Francesco Gorio. Wrappers in decorative paper. $19 [item no.1820]
An die ferne Geliebte, Liederkreis von Alois Jeitteles, Opus 98. Faksimile nach dem im Besitz des Bonner Beethovenhauses befindlichen Original.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 4]. Munich, 1970. Oblong, 31 x 25 cm, 28 pp. Beautiful 2-color collotype of the autograph. Laid paper with coverboards in decorative paper. (Rare) $225 [item no.127]
[Arias, voice, piano, op.82] Vier Arietten und ein Duett (italienisch und deutsch), mit Begleitung des Pianoforte. Op.82.
Biblioteca Classica, 8. Rotterdam, 1988. Oblong, 4º, 16 pp. Line-cut of the Breitkopf & Härtel edition, Leipzig, 1811. Plastic ring binding. $11 [item no.4964]
[Goethe Lieder, voice, piano, op.75, selection] Drei Lieder nach Goethe. Mit einem Kommentar von Helga Lühning.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, III/13. Bonn, 1999. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 30 facs, 16 pp. Fine full-color halftone of the first three songs from “Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte”, op.75. The songs “Aus Göthe’s Faust” and “Neue Liebe, neues Leben” are autographs, while “Kennst du das Land” is in the hand of Therese Malfatti (with Beethoven additions); all date from around 1810. The autographs are legible fair copies, with the exception of several pages with substantial revisions and crossouts. We know that Beethoven was in love with the 18-year-old Therese Malfatti (daughter of a wealthy landowner), and considered proposing to her; in a letter of 1810 he speaks of her “so schönes Talent” on the piano. The personal relationship makes these settings all the more poignant. Afterword in Ger. Wrappers with handsome dust jacket in laid paper with printed title block. $72 (more info... ) [item no.7793]
[Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123] Missa Solemnnis Op. 123. Facsimile of the Autograph Score in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz. With a commentary by Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen and Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/51. Kassel, 2016. Oblong, 45 x 40 cm, 351, 27 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph working score. William Drakbin describes the genesis of the mass as “the longest, most arduous struggle in Beethoven’s career as an artist”, with equally complex history of its sale to B. Schott after years of calculating with other publishers. 4 of the 5 movements of the Missa Solemnis survive today, the Kyrie, 50 pp in upright format, and the last three movements, Credo, Agnus and Sanctus, 286 pp in oblong format. The Gloria unfortunately disappeared soon after Beethoven’s death. Deluxe edition with leather spine. $718 (more info... ) [item no.9506]
[Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123, Kyrie] Missa Solemnis, Opus 123, Kyrie. Faksimile nach dem Autograph. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Virneisel. [Staatsbibl. der Stiftung Preuß. Kulturbesitz, mus. ms. aut. Beethoven 1].
Tutzing, 1965. 27 x 44 cm, 56 facs, 12 pp. Beautiful 2-color halftone of the “Kyrie” movement, in the original 2° format with several foldout pages. The ms is a “working” copy, containing many crossouts, corrections and compositional improvements, all the more important, as Beethoven considered the Missa Solemnis to be his greatest work. Separate commentary booklet in Ger by Wilhelm Virneisel. Edition of 1000 copies printed on laid paper. Handsome binding with red linen boards and gold lettering. Slipcase covered with vellum paper. $175 (more info... ) [item no.129]
[Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123, end of Kyrie] Schluß des Kyrie der Missa Solemnis. Faksimile-Blatt.
Tutzing, 1965. 27 x 44 cm, 2 pp. Halftone. End of the Kyrie (included in item 129). $11 [item no.133]
“Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt”. Lied in vier Fassungen (WoO 134) nach einem Gedicht von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe von Ludwig van Beethoven. Faksimile des Autograph mit einer Studie von Helga Lühning.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, III/5. Bonn, 1986. Oblong, 35 x 25 cm, 8 facs, 6 pp. Beautiful 3-color facsimile issued on the occasion of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth. Wrappers. $25 [item no.134]
[sketchbook, “Grasnick 5”] Grasnick 5: Beethoven’s Pocket Sketchbook for the Agnus dei of the Missa Solemnis, Opus 123. [Facsimile Edition] Transcribed, Edited, and with a Commentary by Patrizia Metzler and Fred Stoltzfus. [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin].
Beethoven Sketchbook Series, . Champaign, 2016. Oblong, 38 x 28 cm, 144 pp. Color facsimile of a pocket sketchbook acquired by the Berlin Royal Library in 1879 as part of the holdings of Friedrich August Grasnick, a gentleman scholar & music collector. Long neglected in scholarship, the so-called Grasnick 5 documents reveal Beethoven working out concepts and ideas, offering fascinating insights into his creative method. This critical edition, the third in the Beethoven Sketchbook Series, offers a facsimile and transcription, spread out side by side, of the contents of the stitched pocket sketchbook started by the 50-year-old master during the summer of 1820. At the time, Beethoven labored over the Missa solemnis, Opus 123. The sketchbook's pages yield the entire record of his early ideas on the Agnus Dei of that work as well as a sketch for part of the Benedictus. Includes 5 pages from Artaria 205, also in side-by-side facsimile-transcription layout. Clothbound. $95 (more info... ) [item no.9490]
[sketchbook, Missa Solemnis, II] Drei Skizzenbücher zur Missa solemnis. II: Ein Skizzenbuch zum Credo, SV 82. Faksimile. [Beethovenhaus, Bonn, SBH 666].
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, I/35. Bonn, 1968-1970. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 2 vols, 31 facs; 51 pp. Halftone of the sketches to the Credo. With separate commentary & transcription vol. Edition of 500 copies. Wrappers. $74 [item no.131]
[sketchbook, Missa Solemnis, III] Drei Skizzenbücher zur Missa solemnis. III: Ein Skizzenbuch zum Benedictus und zum Agnus Dei, SV 83. Faksimile. [Beethovenhaus, Bonn, SBH 667].
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, I/36. Bonn, 1968-1970. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 2 vols, 18 facs; 34 pp. Halftone of the sketches of the Benedictus to the Agnus Dei. Separate commentary & transcription vol. Limited edition of 500 copies. Wrappers. $45 [item no.132]
BELLINI, Vincenzo, 1801-1835 Bianca e Fernando. Melodramma in due atti.
Opera Rara. Collana di Edizioni Facsimile. Brescia, 2000. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, iv, 238 pp. Line-cut of the first printed edition (vocal score), Ricordi, 1837. Preface in It-Eng by Francesco Gorio and Paolo Rigoli. Linen. $152 [item no.8190]
I Capuleti e i Montecchi di Vincenzo Bellini. L’autografo della partitura. Note illustrative di Franco Schlitzer. [Ms. Museo Belliniano, Catania].
Florence, 1956. 18 x 26 cm, 16, 4 pp. Halftone, in reduced format, of the first page of the Sinfonia, the duet of act I, the introduction of act II, and the last page of the autograph. Limited edition of 300 copies on handmade paper. Wrappers. $30 [item no.1833]
Adelson e Salvini. Facsimile Edition of the MSS Add. 33361, 33362 of the British Library. Introduction by Simon Maguire. Preface by Raffaello Monterosso.
Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Vincenzo Bellini, Serie Prima, 1. Cremona, 2002. 33 x 26.5 cm, 636 pp. Limited edition, printed on watermarked paper. Linen. $498 [item no.8954]
[Norma, autograph] Norma. Facsimile della partitura autografa. [Ms. Accademia di Sta. Cecilia e Bibl. del Conservatorio, Rome].
Reale Accademia d’Italia, 5. Rome, 1935-XIV. Oblong, 41 x 30 cm, 2 vols: i, c.500 pp. Line-cut. Forward by Ottorino Respighi. Coverboards in paper, in 2 vols. $695 [item no.173]
[Il Pirata, autograph] Il Pirata. Melodramma in Two Acts. . . A Facsimile Edition of the Original Manuscript. Edited with an Introduction by Philip Gossett. [Mss. Bibl. del Conservatorio, Naples & Pierpont Morgan Library, New York].
Early Romantic Opera, 1. New York, 1983. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, c.641 pp. Halftone (appendix in line-cut). In 2 vols. Cloth. $175 [item no.175]
La Straniera. Melodramma in Two Acts. . . A Facsimile Edition of a Contemporary Manuscript with Bellini’s Autograph Annotations, Edited With an Introduction by Philip Gossett. [Ms. Bibl. del Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Milan].
Early Romantic Opera, 2. New York, 1982. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, c.852 pp. Halftone. 2 vols. Cloth. $175 [item no.178]
Cilea, Francesco Composizioni giovanili inedite a cura di Francesco Cilea. [Museo Belliniano, Catania, mus. ms. I Nc].
Reale Accademia d’Italia, 6. Rome, 1941. 4º, 122 pp. Includes Salve Regina, Sinfonia in re maggiore, and Tecum principium. (out of print). $480 [item no.1699]
BELLMAN, Carl Michael, 1740-1795 [“Elisabeth Westmans Visbok”] Originalhandskriften till “Elisabeth Westmans visbok” förvaras på Kungl. Biblioteket i Stockholm (signum: Vf.33).
Stockholm, 1927. 15 x 20 cm, 87 facs, vii pp. Line-cut of the original autograph interleaved with 7 full page illustrations in color, together with three printed texts from 1792-94. Bellman, one of Sweden’s most gifted poets, became known as an entertainer and creator of satirical drinking songs during the 1760s and is regarded as the favorite of latterday Swedish “troubadurs”. Limited edition of 300 copes, 100 of which have been bound in half leather with coverboards in speckled laid paper after the original. Rare. (no music). $160 [item no.4105]
BERG, Alban, 1885-1935 Lied der Lulu. Faksimile-Ausgabe der Anton v. Webern gewidmeten autographen Partitur. Mit einem Beitrag von Ernst Krenek und einer Dokumentation zur Entstehung und Aufführung der Oper “Lulu”.
Festgabe der Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek. Vienna, 1985. 27 x 35 cm, 12 facs, 52, with 49 illus. Superb full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy dedicated to Anton von Webern, issued for the Berg centenary. Also 3 pages of autograph stetches from scene 1 of Act III (bars 534-555), and autograph letter to Webern dated Dec. 1933. Essay by Ernst Krenek & extensive documentation on the history of the opera by Ernst Hilmar, including excerpts from 67 autograph letters written to persons involved with the genesis of the work (Schoenberg, Kleiber, Universal, etc.). Red printed boards. Rare. Slightly bumped cover with some sun discoloration. $350 [item no.180]
BERLIOZ, Hector, 1803-1869 [Irish songs, voice, piano & voice, orchestra] Mélodies irlandaises. Les sources: Editions Schlesinger (1830) et Richault (1849). Versions avec orchestre (1842, 1843, 1844, 1851); Hélène: manuscrit autographe. Présentation par Isabelle Poinloup.
Collection Dominantes. Courlay, 2003. Oblong, 4˚, 6 volumes, xiii, 180 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, c.1704, plus autograph ms. Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger. Wrappers. $73 [item no.8205]
BERTONI, Ferdinando, 1725-1813 Orfeo, azioine teatrale. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Monumenta Bononiensis (= Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis), IV/15. Bologna, 1970. Oblong, 35 x 25 cm, ii, 97 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1776 edition. Laid paper. Loose gatherings in cloth portfolio. $69 (more info... ) [item no.1986]
BILLINGS, William, 1746-1800 The Continental Harmony [Containing a Number of Anthems, Fuges, and Choruses, in Several Parts]. Edited by Hans Nathan.
Cambridge, 1961. Oblong, 24 x 16 cm, xix, 200 pp. Line-cut of the Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews edition, Boston 1794. The last of Billing’s collections to be published containing sacred music composed during the 1780s and 90s. The introduction, written in the form of a sometimes amusing and wittydialogue between master and pupil, shows the influence of a number of authors including Tansur. Cloth. $45 [item no.683]
BIZET, Georges, 1838-1875 Six mélodies. Chant et piano. La chanson du fou, La coccinelle, Ma vie a son secret, Rêve de la bien-aimée, Pastorale, Berceuse. Paris, Hartmann, 1868. Présentation par Fabienne Leloup (Ce.F.E. de M. Île-de-France). [Library of Congress, London).
La Musique Française Classique de 1650 à 1800, 186. Courlay, 2006. 23 x 31 cm, vii, 44 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1868 edition. Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger. Wrappers. $29 [item no.8707]
Chants des Pyrennées (chants populaires harmonisés). 1867. [Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris].
Collection FacsiMusic. Courlay, 2007. 21 x 30 cm, 6 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1867 edition. Contents: Mon doux ami; La-haut sur la montagne; De mes brebis la plus charmante; La haute montagne; Rossignolet; Connaissez-vois ma bergere? Wrappers. $10 [item no.8798]
BLAKE, Benjamin, 1751-1827 Three Solos, for the Tenor with an Accompaniment for the Violoncello. Op.9. [Baylor University Library, Waco].
Performers’ Facsimiles, 84. New York, . 25 x 35 cm, 34 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1825 edition. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4056]
BOULEZ, Pierre, 1925 Le marteau sans maître. Fac-similé de l’épure et de la première mise au net de la partition / Facsimile of the Draft Score and the First Fair Copy of the Full Score. Édité par / Edited by Pascal Decroupet.
Eine Publikation der Paul Sacher Stiftung. Mainz, 2005. Oblong, 38 x 30 cm. 215 pp. Beautiful full-color facsimile edition of the autograph draft score and fair copy, produced on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the composer. Since its premiere 50 years ago at the 1955 Baden-Baden Festival, “Le marteau sans maître”, with its novel scoring (contralto, alto flute, viola, guitar, vibraphone, xylorimba and unpitched percussion) and poetry by René Char in four of the nine interlocked movements, has been considered one of the most outstanding serial works of the postwar avantgarde. Commentators have pointed out its wonderful hypnotic soundworld, complex rhythmic structure, and sudden bursts of instrumental crossfire, creating such a demand on the performers that some fifty rehearsals were required before its premiere. This excellent facsimile offers an exciting entry into Boulez’ “workshop”—allowing us to examine, side by side, the pencil draft score, final ink version, as well as a selection of sketch pages. Handsome binding in red linen with slipcase. $254 (more info... ) [item no.8588]
Tombeau. Fac-similés de l’épure et de la première mise au net de la partitur / Facsimiles of the Draft Score and the First Fair Copy of the Full Score. Édités par / Edited by Robert Piencikowski.
Eine Publikation der Paul Sacher Stiftung. Vienna, 2010. 38 x 47°, 154 pp. Beautiful full-color facsimile edition of the autograph draft score and the first copy of the full score. Unlike the world première of Marteau sans maître (1952-55), that of Tombeau for orchestra (1959), which took place in Donaueschingen on 17 October 1959, passed almost unnoticed, outshone by Pierre Boulez's unexpected triumph as a conductor when he stepped in to replace Hans Rosbaud at the head of the Südwestfunk Sinfonieorchester. Originally conceived as an individual tribute to Prince Max Egon zu Fürstenberg, who died suddenly in spring 1959, the work was ultimately included in the Pli selon pli cycle (1957-62, 1983, 1990). To celebrate the composer's 85th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the world première, the Paul Sacher Foundation and Universal Edition are now publishing the two original manuscripts of the score for the first time: the pencil draft and a fair copy in different colored inks. These fine examples of high-quality reproductions are also the earliest evidence of Boulez' friendship with Paul Sacher. The composer presented the scores to Sacher in the early 1960s. The facsimiles are prefaced by an introduction, which places the work in a historical and aesthetic context and takes a look at the compositional techniques used. It is illustrated by a selection of manuscripts from different stages of the creative process, as well as other related documents. Linen. $211 (more info... ) [item no.9165]
BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897 Alto Rhapsody. Opus 53. For Contralto, Men’s Chorus, and Orchestra. Text from Goethe’s Harzreise im Winter. Introduction by Walter Frisch. A Facsimile Edition from the Composer’s Autograph Manuscript in the Music Division of The New York Public Library.
New York, 1983. 24 x 30 cm, 29, 44 pp. Beautiful 3-color facsimile of the 1869 autograph fair copy (the only surviving manuscript source for the complete work), together with 2 leaves of sketches in the possession of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna. The Alto Rhapsody is one of Brahms’ most moving and successful works composed at a time when he seemed to have felt embittered and angry over the engagement and marriage of Julie Schumann (the second eldest daugther of the Schumanns’) to Count Radicati di Marmorito of Turin. According to Brahms “it is the best thing I have yet done... and if worthy altos are not immediately eager to sing it, there are nevertheless enough people who do need this kind of prayer”. This manuscript apparently was not looked at for the publication of the Sämtliche Werke in 1926. Linen. (few copies remaining) $60 (more info... ) [item no.200]
[Canon, piano, WoO post.29] “Wann hört der Himmel auf zu strafen. . .?” Kanon WoO posthum 29. Faksimile des Autographs.
Vienna, 1995. Oblong, 18 x 12 cm, 1 leaf, 8 pp. 3-color halftone of the autograph score. Commentary and transcription by Otto Biba. Paper portfolio. $21 [item no.7278]
[Deutsches Requiem, op.45, selections] Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit. 5. Satz aus dem “Deutschen Requiem”. Faksimile der ersten Niederschrift. Mit Einleitung von Franz Grasberger. [Ms. Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna].
Tutzing, 1968. Oblong, 32 x 25 cm, 9, 8 pp. Halftone of the autograph score of “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit”, fifth movement of the Deutsches Requiem, in piano reduction format, presented to Clara Schumann on Christmas, 1866 (together with the entire piano-vocal score of the Requiem mostly in the hand of copyists). This autograph represents a first version which Brahms used as a kind of particell, scribbling indications for instrumentation, to be later realized in the full score. Wrappers with handsome linen paper. $39 (more info... ) [item no.203]
[Deutsches Requiem, op.45, selections] Ein deutsches Requiem. Stichvorlage des Klavierauszuges.
Patrimonia, 80. Berlin, 1994. 21 x 28 cm, 36, with 6 illus pp. Special publication issued on the occasion of the acquisition of the autograph fair copy of the piano-vocal score of Ein Deutsches Requiem by the Brahms-Institut, Lübeck. Includes halftones of four pages from the ms: title page, and one page each from movements I, V, & VII. Contributions by Marianne Tidick, Michael Struck, & Renate Hofmann. With full texts of four letters written by the publisher J. Rieter-Biedermann to the composer. Wrappers. $23 [item no.7083]
[Lieder, selections] Feldeinsamkeit, Opus 86, Nr. 2: “Ich ruhe still im hohen grünen Gras”. Faksimile nach dem in Privatbesitz befindlichen Autograph.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 8]. Munich, 1983. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, 4 facs., iii pp. Beautiful 3-color collotype of the presentation autograph fair copy. Composed sometime between 1879 and 1881, this is one of Brahms’ most popular songs, performed on numerous concert programs and published by Simrock both as a part of six songs (“Sechs Lieder”, op.86) and as a single issue. The manuscript reproduced here, written on paper with elaborate marginal decorations in blue ink and with the melody scored in the bass clef, was dedicated to the banker Wilhelm Lindeck of Mannheim who managed an account for the composer. Issued on the occasion of the 150th year of the composer’s birth. Afterword in Ger-Eng by Ernst Herttrich. Wrappers. $65 (more info... ) [item no.202]
[Lieder, selections] [”Sarabande”]. Johannes Brahms und Georg Dietrich Otten. In Verbindung mit einem Faksimile-Druck der Brahms-Urschrift “Sarabande” (h-moll). Herausgegeben von Kurt Stephenson. [Ms. Johannes Brahms Archiv der Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek Hamburg].
Jahresgabe 1972 der Brahms-Gesellschaft Hamburg. 21 x 29 cm, 16, 2 pp. Line-cut of the exemplar which the composer presented to Frau Octavia Maria Otten, in appreciation for the many friendly hours he spent in the Otten home. Commentary in Ger. Wrappers in beautiful marbled-paper folder. $25 [item no.1637]
[Lieder, selections] Three Lieder on Poems of Adolf Friedrich Schack. A Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscripts of “Abenddämmerung,” Op. 49 No. 5; “Herbstgefühl,” Op. 48 No. 7; and “Serenade,” Op. 58 No. 8 in the Collection of the Library of Congress.
Washington, D.C, 1983. Oblong, 34 x 28 cm, ix, 8 pp. Beautiful halftone in the original loose folio format. Preface by Donald L. Leavitt and introduction by George Bozarth. In protective folder. $17 [item no.2028]
[Lieder, selections] Wiegenlied. “Guten abend, gut’ Nacht”, Opus 49, Nr. 4. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Glinka-Nationalmuseums für Musikkultur, Moskau. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender und einer Einführung von Wolfgang Sandberger.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 30. Laaber, 2014. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, xiv, 4 pp. Full-color facsimile of Brahms‘ touching “Lullaby and good night”, the intimate and conforting folk song sung by mothers at their children’s bedside. The precious manuscript is an autograph presentation copy sent by Brahms on July 15, 1868 to a couple in Bonn—Arthur and Bertha Faber—to honor the birth of their second son, Hans. Hardbound in decorative paper with faux title etikette. $65 (more info... ) [item no.9349]
[Motet, SATBB, op.29,1] “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her”. Motette Opus 29 Nr.1. Faksimile nach dem Autograph im Besitz des Brahms-Institutes an der Musikhochschule Lübeck mit einem Nachwort von Wolfgang Sandberger.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 15]. Munich, 2002. 27 x 35 cm, 12, 8 pp. Full-color halftone of the composer’s autograph, presented to Clara Schumann on her 41st birthday, 13 Sept., 1860. Small markings in the ms are believed to be in the hand of Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim. Produced on the occasion of the manuscript’s acquisition from the Avé-Lallemant family by the Brahms Institut, Lübeck in 2001. Stiff wrappers. $78 (more info... ) [item no.8136]
[Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, vocal quartet, piano 4-hands, op.65] Die “Liebeslieder-Walzer” von Brahms und die zyklische Chormusik. Symposium in der Zentralbibliothek Zürich 15. November 2010. Herausgegeben von Urs Fischer, Laurenz Lütteken und Wolfgang Sandberger.
Documenta Musicologica, II/49. Kassel, 2014. Oblong, 34 x 25 cm, 28, 71 pp, w/41 illus, & CD. Beautiful full-color facsimile of the autograph, issued on the occasion of a special symposium held at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich when the ms was officially placed on permanent loan by the Swiss bank UBS. This valuable manuscript, completed in Rüschlikon outside of Zürich in the summer of 1874, and lost until 1991, is Brahms’ second set of love songs, building on his successful Liebeslieder Walzer op.52. Written for a vocal quartet and four-hand piano duo and intended as chamber music for use at home, the Neue Liebesliederwalzer are an eclectic mix of love-poems from many lands, including Turkey, Poland, Latvia, and Sicily (trans. into German by George Friedrich Daumer); the work concludes with Goethe’s “Zum Schluß”. The humorous casting of solo parts includes: bass as enraptured paramour, alto as jilted lover, tenor as Lothario, and soprano, a woman repeatedly unlucky in love. Commentary (in Ger) with 41 illustrations by Urs Fischer, Urs A. Müller-Lhotska, Otto Biba, Ingrid Fuchs, Wolfgang Sandberger, Inga Mai Groote, and Christiane Wiesenfeldt. Facsimile printed on fine laid paper with hand-stiched binding (after the original), housed with commentary and audio CD in a handsome clamshell case. $158 (more info... ) [item no.9407]
Volksweisen für Clara Schumann zum 8. Juni 1854. Faksimile nach der Handschrift im Robert Schumann-Haus, Zwickau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Gerd Nauhaus.
Hildesheim, 1997. Oblong, 37 x 27 cm, 14, 16 pp. Halftone of the autograph. $30 [item no.7488]
BRITTEN, Benjamin, 1913-1976 Children’s Crusade. Kinderkreuzzug, Op. 82. A Ballad for Children’s Voices & Orchestra. Music by Benjamin Britten. Words by Bertold Brecht. Illustrations by Sidney Nolan. A Limited Facsimile Edition of the Composer’s Manuscript.
London, 1973. 23 x 29 cm, 14, 38 facs, 12 illus pp. Superb halftone. Includes 12 illustrations in color. Edition of 1000 copies. $150 [item no.216]
[Peter Grimes] The Making of Peter Grimes. Volume I: Facsimile of Benjamin Britten’s Compositional Draft. Volume II: Notes and Commentaries: Paul Banks, Philip Brett, Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier, Donald Mitchell, Peter Pears, Philip Reed, Rosamund Strode. Edited by Paul Banks.
Cambridge, 1996. Large 4º, 2 vols, 241 facs, 251 pp. Color facsimile issued for the 50th anniversary of the 1st production. Conceived in California in 1941, Britten and the tenor Peter Pears made a number of draft scenarios while they waited for passage to England; after their return, Montagu Slater was asked to write the libretto. The compositional draft—begun in early 1944—is the single most important document in the creation of the work, showing the composer wrestling with text and music, and gradually fashioning the opera into its final version. Linen. $250 (more info... ) [item no.7177]
BRONTË, Anne, 19th c. [Arr. of works by Beethoven, Haydn et al] Anne Brontë’s Song Book, 1843-4. Haworth, Bonnell MS 133. [Brontë’s Parsonage Museum, Haworth].
Musical Sources, 17. Kilkenny, 1980. Oblong, 25 x 16 cm, xvi, 102 pp. Halftone. Popular hymns and songs made by A. Brontë. Arrangements based on works by Beethoven, Haydn, and others; some presented in unfamiliar versions. Typical repertory used for home entertainment in a Yorkshire household. Introduction by R. Rastall. Buckram. $63 [item no.971]
BURKHARD, Willy, 1900-1955 Musikalische Übung über den 12. Psalm, in der Dichtung von Martin Luther für ein- bis achtstimmigen gemischten Chor und Orgel, Op.39. Faksimile-Ausgabe nach der Handschrift des Komponisten.
Kassel, 1964. 26 x 33 cm, iv, 63 facs, i pp. Line-cut of the 1934 autograph score. Afterword by Fritz Indermühle. Wrappers. $40 [item no.220]
CHERUBINI, Luigi, 1760-1842 Les deux journées. Opera en trois actes. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/133. Bologna, 1982. 22 x 32 cm, 309 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, n.d. edition. Full score. Preface in It by Giuseppe Vecchi. Cloth. $98 [item no.3993]
Lodoïska, comédie héroïque en trois actes. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/134. Bologna, 1981. 22 x 32 cm, xxxiii, 434 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1791 edition (full score). Preface/introduction in It by Giuseppe Vecchi and Mario Baroni. Cloth. $156 [item no.3994]
[Mass, 3 voices, orch, A major] Messe a trois voix et chœurs avec accompagnemens. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/222. Bologna, 1978. 25 x 35 cm, 354 pp. Line-cut of the Magasin de Musique edition (full score), Paris. Cloth. $98 [item no.3995]
[Solemn Mass, 4-5 voices, orch, Bb major] Quatrième messe solennelle a 4 & a 5 parties.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/225. Bologna, 1979. 25 x 35 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, n.d. edition. Full score. Cloth. $56 [item no.3997]
[Works, religious music, voices, orch] Musique religieuse. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/221. Bologna, 1978. 18 x 24 cm, 308 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1867 edition. Posthumous publication containing the full score of Messe solennelle breve, Tantum ergo, In parapisum, O salutaris, Litanies de la Sainte Vierge, O salutaris à quatre voix, Messe solennelle, and Fantaisie. Cloth. $63 [item no.3996]
CORRI, Domenico, 1746-1825 [A Select Collection] A Select Collection of the Most Admired Songs, Duetts &c. From Operas in the Highest Esteem, and from Other Works, in Italian, English, French, Scotch, Irish, &c. &c. In Three Books. Edizione e traduzione italiana a cura di Paola Bernardi e Gino Nappo.
Associazione Clavicembalistica Bolognese, 9/I-II-III. Rome, 1990-1992. 4º, 3 vols, 28, 357, 37 pp. Line-cut of the Edinburgh, c.1778 edition. Afterword in It-Eng. Wrappers. $135 [item no.4572]
DEBUSSY, Claude, 1862-1918 [“L’Archet”, voice, piano] In, Yves A. Lado-Bordowsky, “L’Archet. Un ‘croquis musical’ de Debussy”.
Cahiers Debussy. No.16 - 1992. Paris. 1993. 8º, 85 pp. Yves Lado-Bordowsky, L’Archet. Un “œcroquis musical” de Debussy. - David Grayson, Claude Debussy adresses the English-speaking World : Two Interviews, an Article, and The Blessed Damozel. - Zdenka Weber, La diffusion de la musique de Debussy en Croatie. - Mélanges : Margaret G. Cobb, Further Debussy souvenirs : letter from Gustave Doré to Robert Godet. - Aloÿs Mooser, Heurs et malheurs du Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune à Saint-Pétersbourg. - Chronique. - Thèses. - Bibliographie. (Includes halftone of the autograph score of “L’archet” in reduced format). Wrappers. $35 [item no.5664]
Chansons, recueil de mélodies dédiées à Marie-Blanche Vasnier
Fac-similes de Manuscrits de Claude Debussy, . Paris, 2010. 17.5 x 26 cm, 40 pp. 4-color facsimile of the autograph. Wrappers, in beautiful art paper. $145 (more info... ) [item no.9209]
“Les Papillons” for Voice and Piano. First Edition. Text by Théophile Gautier. A Performing Edition and Facsimile of the Composer’s Autograph in the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. [JOB 96-17].
New York, 2004. 27x 35 cm, 26 pp. Beautiful bibliophile edition with full-color facsimile, in the original format, of the autograph fair copy. The ms, with inscription “to Madame Vanier, who has a voice light enough to sing songs about butterflies” was probably given as a presentation copy to the gifted singer Marie Blanche Vasnier for whom Debussy composed many songs in the 1880s. Includes a preface by Margaret G. Cobb, and an essay on the manuscript and a performing edition by Marie Rolf (the work is hitherto unpublished). Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Portfolio, with insert for facsimile and performing edition. $65 (more info... ) [item no.8445]
[Pelléas et Mélisande, sketches] Esquisses de Pelléas et Mélisande (1893-1895). Publiées en fac-similé avec une introduction par François Lesure. [Ms. Collection André Meyer & Bibl. Nationale, Paris, mus. ms. 1206].
Publications du Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy, II. Geneva, 1977. 23 x 31 cm, 16, 104 pp. Line-cut of “premières” and “bréval” autograph sketches. These two sets of drafts enable us to follow the initial creative impulses of the composer and to see how the ideas were developed and refined or possibly discarded. Concordances with the final version are indicated whenever possible. Introduction in French by François Lesure. Wrappers in attractive laid paper with period lettering. $98 (more info... ) [item no.259]
DEGEYTER, Pierre, 1848-1932 L’internationale. Faksimile-Ausgabe des Autographs. Im Auftrag des Instituts für Marxismus-Leninismus beim Zentralkomitee der SED, der Akademie der Künste der DDR, des Verbandes der Komponisten und Musikwissenschaftler der DDR. Herausgeben von Inge Lammel und Gerhard Stübe.
Leipzig, 1976. 19 x 28 cm, 4, 16 pp. Halftone of the autograph fair copy scored for voice and piano. Set to the words of Eugène Pottier. One of the great songs of the world proletariat, later adopted as the national anthem of the U.S.S.R. Afterword in Ger-Rus-Eng-Fr. Handsomely bound in red linen. $20 [item no.742]
DELLE SEDIE, Enrico, 1824-1907 L’art lyrique. Traité complet de chant et de déclamation lyrique.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/219. Bologna, 1979. 25 x 34 cm, 234 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1874 edition. Cloth. $83 [item no.5380]
DEVIENNE, François, 1759-1803 Les Visitandines, comédie mêlées d’ariettes. Introduction by Sherwood Dudley.
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries, 72a. Stuyvesant, 1992. 4º, xxxiv, 213, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Cousineau edition (Paris, 1792), together with the 2-act and 3-act versions of the libretto and a modern edition of the music not contained in the 2-act version. Cloth. $95 [item no.4538]
DIBDIN, Charles, 1745-1814 The Touchstone or Harlequin Traveller. Originally Published by S.A. Thompson: London 1779. Introduction by Anne Dhu Shapiro.
Music for London Entertainment, 1660-1800, D/1. London, 1990. 4º, xix, 91 pp. Cloth. $138 [item no.4689]
DONIZETTI, Gaetano, 1797-1848 Don Pasquale. Dramma buffo in tre atti di Giovanni Ruffini. Facsimile dell’autografo Milano, Archivio storico Ricordi (M.I.13). Con un saggio di Philip Gossett.
[Archivio Storico Ricordi]. L’Arte Armonica, I/3. Milan, 1999. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, 147, 434 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of the full “working” score, issued on the occasion of the two hundred anniversary of the composer’s birth. The history and genesis of this fascinating work, premiered at Teatro alla Scala 17 April 1843 is carefully analyzed by Philip Gossett’s companion work. Limited deluxe edition with binding that reproduces the original; handsome clamshell case in green cloth with pasted label. $825 (more info... ) [item no.7802]
ECKHARD, Jacob, 18-19th c. Jacob Eckhard’s Choirmaster’s Book of 1809. A Facsimile with Introduction and Notes by George W. Williams. [Ms. St. Michael’s Church, Charleston, S.C., on deposit in the Library of the South Carolina Historical Society].
Columbia, S.C., 1971. 24 x 30 cm, xvi, 124, with 91 pp. Line-cut of Eckhard autograph. Over 100 hymns by European masters and Eckhard himself, arranged by meter (long, common, short and miscellaneous) notated in 2 voice parts (treble, bass) with figured bass. Hardbound. $49 [item no.687]
FALLA, Manuel de, 1876-1946 Fuego fatuo. Edición facsímil de los manuscritos 9017-1, LII A2, A4, A6, A9, A10 del Archivo Manuel de Falla. Edición y estudio de Yvan Nommick.
Colección “Facsímiles”, Serie “Manuscritos”, 2. Granada, 1999. 25 x 35 cm xlviii, 258 pp. Full-color reproduction of the autograph fair copy (full score to acts I & III; piano reduction for act II), orchestral drafts to act II, and partial libretto. Together with B/W reproductions of Chopin’s “Canción polaca, op. 74”, a work which inspired the composer. Commentary in Sp. Limited edition of 500 copies. Cloth. $187 (more info... ) [item no.8173]
El retablo de Maese Pedro. Edición facsímil de los manuscritos fundamentales del Archivo Manuel de Falla. Edición y estudio de Elena Torre.
Colección “Facsímiles”, Serie “Manuscritos”, 5. Granada, . 25 x 35 cm. 194 pp. Full-color reproduction of the autograph issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Archivo Manuel de Falla. Translated “Master Peter’s Puppet Show”, the work, in one act with prologue and epilogue, is based on an episode (chap. 26, part II) from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Commentary in Sp. Limited edition of 500 copies. Cloth. $178 (more info... ) [item no.9273]
La vida breve. Facsímil del manuscrito XXXV A1 del Archivo Manuel de Falla. Edición al cuidado de Antonio Gallego.
Colección “Facsímiles”, Serie “Manuscritos”, 1. Granada, 1997. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, xiii, 168 pp. 3-color halftone of Falla’s fascinating autograph piano reduction score of his celebrated one-act opera “Life is Short”. With this work the composer won the 1905 composition prize of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes. The manuscript reproduced here represents the closest version to the prize-winning version; the additions in red ink and pencil corrections show the beginning of the transformation that the opera would take in its premiere and publication years later. An indispensable source with many precious details for the study of the earliest important work of Falla. Linen. $99 (more info... ) [item no.7817]
FRIEDMANN, Aron, 1855-1936 Der synagogale Gesang.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1978. 8º, 150, xvii pp. (Rpt. of Berlin, 1908 edition). Cloth. $35 [item no.6136]
GARCIA, Manuel, 1805-1906 Caprichos líricos españoles. Cahiers 5 et 6.
Geneva, 1993. 21 x 30 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1830 edition. Contents: “Que tentacion de risa”, “Baxelito nuevo”, “San Anton”, “Venid paxaritos”, “Llevame à zurguen”, “Malito estava”, “Y no lo digo”, “Que ay dinero”, “Tu que no puedes”, “Poderoso cavallero”, “Aotro selasvenda”, and “Vogo”. Wrappers. $40 [item no.4707]
GIULIANI, Mauro, 1781-1829 [Cavatine & romanze, voice, guitar, op.13] Cavatine e romanze per voce e chitarra. a. 3 cavatine ridotte per l’accompagnamento di chitarra, s.n.; b. 3 romances pour la guitare op.13.
Archivum Musicum: L’Arte della Chitarra, 11. Florence, 1983. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, iii, 12 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1807 & 1810 editions. Introduction in It by Paolo Paolini. Wrappers in decorative paper. $19 [item no.1043]
[Lieder, voice, guitar/piano, op.89] Sechs Lieder, Op.89, for Voice and Guitar or Piano. Edited by Thomas F. Heck. Facsimile.
London, 1976. 4º, 27 pp. Line-cut of the first edition. Wrappers. $10 [item no.1046]
[Works, v.37, guitar, voice] Ten Songs and Song Collections.
The Complete Works in Facsimiles of the Original Editions, 37. London, 1986. 4º. Line-cut. Wrappers. $105 [item no.7426]
[Works, v.38, guitar, voice, pf, vc] La Sentinelle, Der Abschied der Trobadours, and Various Songs.
The Complete Works in Facsimiles of the Original Editions, 38. London, 1988. 4º. Line-cut. Wrappers. $105 [item no.7427]
GRUBER, Franz, 1787-1863 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Getreue Wiedergabe der eigenhändigen Niederschrift von Franz Gruber. Mit einem Begleitwort über die Geschichte des Weihnachtsliedes [von Otto Erich Deutsch].
Vienna, 1937. Oblong, 36 x 26 cm, iv, 1, 4 pp. Beautiful halftone of the autograph fair copy of the original version of “Silent Night” scored for strings, horn, SATB and organ. The famous Christmas song with text by Josef Mohr, was first performed in Arnsdorf, Austria, Dec. 24, 1818. Afterword in Ger. Hardbound. Rare. $200 [item no.741]
Weihnachtslied “Stille Nacht, heil’ge Nacht!” Faksimile. Vorgelegt von Gerhard Waterskirchen und Thomas Hochradner.
Salzburg, 1995. Oblong, 36 x 26 cm, iv, 4 pp. Color reproduction of the earliest known autograph version, together with Joseph Mohr’s text and transcription. Wrappers. $31 [item no.7505]
HAYDN, Franz Joseph, 1732-1809 [Canzonetta, voice, keyboard] Content–Facsimile Reproduction of Four Versions with Foreword by H.C. Robbins Landon. [Muzeum Narodowego, Krakow].
Cardiff, 1983. Oblong, 34 x 23 cm, iv, 12 pp. Halftone of the autograph sketch of “Der verdienstvolle Sylvius”, together with line-cut reproductions of three early printed editions: “Das Geständniß einer schönen Schäferinn” (Prague, 1795), “Transport of Pleasure” (after 1794) and “Content”. Issued on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Haydn’s birth. Wrappers. $12 [item no.3715]
[The Creation, Hob. XXI:2, sketches] Die Schöpfung Hob.XXI:2. Skizzen. Herausgegeben von Annette Oppermann.
Joseph Haydn Werke, XXVIII/3/III. Munich, 2012 4°, 104 pp. Beautiful full-color reproduction of 36 sketch pages, hitherto unpublished, to Haydn’s oratorio “The Creation”, preserved in libraries in Vienna, London and New York. The sketches are very revealing: the famous soprano aria “On mighty pens” originally had an entirely different melody. The 5 notated beginnings of the recitative “Our duty we performed now” make it clear that Haydn even pondered very carefully such apparently standardized musical phrases before opting for a variant. The 3 surviving full-score sketches for the overture “The Representation of Chaos” show in turn how Haydn slowly developed the whole movement out of a basic idea initially outlined on only one page and garnished it with ever finer rhythmic and harmonic details. The whole set gives us a wonderful glimpse into workshop of the composer. With diplomatic transcription and notes in German. Handsome clamshell case in linen. $325 (more info... ) [item no.9267]
[“Kaiserhymne”, unison melody, keyboard] “Gott Erhalte!”. Joseph Haydns Kaiserhymne. Mit einem Faksimile des Erstdrucks von 1797 herausgegeben von Otto Biba. Englisch von E. Hartzell.
Vienna, c.1980. Wrappers. $15 [item no.2411]
[Quartet, strings, op.76,3] Gott! Erhalte Franz den Kaiser und Streichquartett Op. 76, Nr. 3: Variationensatz. Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Sammelhandschrift aus dem Besitz der Musiksammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Mus. Hs. 16.501). Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Günther Brosche.
Musica Manuscripta, 3a. Graz, 2008 32 x 23 cm, 26, 24 pp. Full-color halftone in original format of a composite ms comprising various versions of the hymn “Gott! erhalte Franz den Kaiser”, which has served as the Austrian National Anthem for more than 140 years. The fascicle contains: 1st ms version of the melody, melody with piano harmonization, fair copy of the harmonized version with Haydn’s signature, complete score for unison voices and orchestra, and 4 variations of the hymn from the “Kaiser” quartet (Hob. III: 77). 1st printed edition of the hymn from 1787 also included. Hardbound. $263 [item no.9027]
HAYDN, Johann Michael, 1737-1806 Requiem in B-Dur (MH 838). Faksimile der autographen Partitur aus dem Besitz der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Faksimile des Partitur-Erstdrucks (Leipzig, Ambros Kühnel) aus dem Besitz der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München. Vorgelegt und kommentiert von Manfred Hermann Schmid.
Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Faksimile-Ausgaben, 12. Munich, 2006. 4°, 48, 40, xl pp. Beautiful halftone of the autograph score and the first printed edition. This requiem was composed in 1805-06 on behalf of the empress Maria Theresia, probably without a specific reason. The work may have been intended for the composer himself and like the Mozart requiem it also comes down to us in an unfinished state (Introitus, Kyrie, parts of Dies irae). Haydn avoids the dark-dramatic tone of Mozart’s work and looks rather for the mild tone of an older tradition. Introduction in Ger. Wrappers. $96 [item no.9060]
HEINRICH, Anthony Philip, 1781-1861 The Dawning of Music in Kentucky, or The Pleasures of Harmony in the Solitudes of Nature (Opera Prima) / The Western Minstrel (Opera Seconda). Introduction by H. Wiley Hitchcock.
Earlier American Music, 10. New York, 1973. 269, 39 pp. Line-cut of the Philadelphia, 1820 edition. $46 [item no.689]
The Sylviad, or, Minstrelsy of Nature in the Wilds of North America. Opus 3 (Boston, 1823, 1825-26). Introduction by J. Bunker Clark.
Music of America, 1. Greeleaf, WI, 1996. 8º, xi, 359 pp. $66 [item no.7518]
HENSEL, Fanny, 1805-1847 [Lied: “Der Fürst vom Berge”, voice, piano] “Der Fürst vom Berge”. Lied auf eniem Text von Wilhelm Hensel für Singstimme und Klavier, 1840. Faksimile des Autographs. Einführung und Erstausgabe von Hans-Günther Klein.
Wiesbaden, 2001. Oblong, 29 x 23 cm, 12, 6, 6 pp. Full-color halftone reproduction of the recently rediscovered autograph presentation copy from 1840, together introduction and transcription (= first edition). This lovely manuscript begins with a wonderful pen & ink drawing by Wilhelm Hensel. Bibliophile edition printed on laid paper. Introduction in Ger. Beautiful red paper boards with embossed/pasted etikette. $68 (more info... ) [item no.8464]
[Lied: “Traum”, voice, piano] “Traum”. Lied auf einen Text von Joseph von Eichendorff für Singstimme und Klavier, F-dur, 1844. Faksimile des Autographs. Einleitung von Hans-Günter Klein.
Wiesbaden, 1997. 22 x 29 cm, 16, 5 pp. Beautiful monochrome halftone facsimile of the autograph presentation copy composed in 1844. The text was compiled from two poems out of Eichendorff’s collection “Wanderlieder”. The title page of the ms contains a beautiful vignette by Fanny’s husband, the Prussian court painter Wilhelm Hensel, and suggests that the fair copy was intended as a present. Fine bibliophile edition printed on laid paper, issued on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Fanny Hensel’s death. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Handsome red paper boards with embossed/pasted etikette. $28 (more info... ) [item no.7533]
HINDEMITH, Paul, 1895-1963 Mathis der Maler. Oper in Sieben Bildern. Studien-Partitur. . . Ein Faksimiledruck nach der Handschrift des Komponisten.
Mainz, 1937/ 1965. 19 x 28 cm, 525 pp. Line-cut reproduction, reduced in format, of entire opera taken from Hindemith’s meticulously copied autograph. Wrappers. $106 [item no.341]
HOFFMANN, Ernst Theodor Amadeus, 1786-1822 Der Trank der Unsterblichkeit. Oper in 4 Akten. Libretto: Reichsgraf von Soden. Faksimile-Ausgabe herausgegeben von Peter P. Pachl.
Berlin, 2009. 4°, 23, 29 pp. Hoffmann is one of the best-known representatives of German romanticism, a talented author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject of Jacques Offenbach’s famous but fictional opera the “Tales of Hoffmann”. The most important and largest part of Hoffmann’s musical output was dedicated to the stage. “Der Trank der Unsterblichkeit”, reproduced here in halftone from the autograph score Mus. ms. autogr. Hoffmann, E.T.5 Staatsbibiothek Berlin, was written in Berlin 1807-08 during one of the worst periods of his life. Hardbound with paper boards. $145 [item no.9081]
HOLST, Gustav, 1874-1934 First Choral Symphony Opus 41. Edited by Imogen Holst and Colin Matthews.
Collected Facsimile Edition of Autograph Manuscripts of the Published Works, IV. London, 1983. 27 x 36 cm, 12, 160 pp. 2-color halftone. Linen. $125 [item no.345]
Chamber Operas. 1: Savitri Opus 25; 2: The Wandering Scholar Opus 50). Edited by Imogen Holst.
Collected Facsimile Edition of Autograph Manuscripts of the Published Works, I. London, 1974. 27 x 36 cm, 208 pp. 2-color halftone. Linen. Special limited offer. $85 (more info... ) [item no.342]
HOPKINSON, Francis, 1737-1791 [Songs, keyboard & voice] Seven Songs for the Harpsichord or Forte Piano. The Words and Music Composed by Francis Hopkinson. [Free Library of Philadelphia].
Philadelphia, 2/ 1959. Oblong, 4º, i, 14 pp. Line-cut of 1788 edition. Dedicated to George Washington. Wrappers. $35 [item no.1693]
KELLY, Michael, 1762-1826 The Castle Spectre, as Now Performing with Unbounded Applause at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The Words by G.M. Lewis, Esq.
Huntingdon, . Oblong, 4º, 8 pp. Xerographic reprint of the London, 1798 vocal score. Wrappers. $4 [item no.4769]
The Grand Dramatic Romance of Blue Beard or Female Curiosity. As Now Performing at the Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, with Unbounded Applause. The Words by George Coleman the Younger, Esq.
Huntingdon, . Oblong, 4º, 74 pp. Xerographic reprint of the London, 1798 vocal score. Wrappers. $20 [item no.4770]
KODÁLY, Zoltán, 1882-1967 Psalmus Hungaricus. Kecskeméti Vég Mihály. 55. zsoltára. Zenéjét irta Kodály Zoltán. Op. 13. Breuer János, elöszavál. Kass János, rajzaival. [Ms. Stiftung Paul Sacher, Basel].
Budapest, 1977. 17 x 24 cm, 47 pp. Halftone of the autograph sketches (1923) written on 3 and 4 staff lines, together with a printed edition of the poetic texts and new illustrations. Includes line-cut of Mihály Végh de Kecskemét’s translation of Cantio optima into Hungarian. Introduction in Hun. Cloth. $20 [item no.1955]
Psalmus Hungaricus Op. 13. Faksimile-Ausgabe der Originalhandschrift mit einer Studie von Ferenc Bónis. [Ms. Stiftung Paul Sacher, Basel].
Budapest, 1987. 26 x 34 cm, 68, 32 pp. Beautiful 6-color halftone. Issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death. Commentary in Ger-Hung. Linen. $125 [item no.1816]
KOZELUCH, Leopold, 1752-1818 [Sonatas, keyboard, op.2] XII ariette italiane con l’accompagnamento del pianoforte. Op. XXXI.
Musica Repartita, 351B. Utrecht, 1998. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm. 27, i pp. Line-cut of the Magazin de Musique edition, Vienna, n.d. Afterword in Dut-Eng by J.H. van Krevelen. Wrappers. $18 [item no.8618]
KRAUS, Joseph Martin, 1756-1792 Air et chansons pour le clavecine. Faksimiltryck från exemplar av originalutgåvan från omkring 1796 i Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Bibliotek i Stockholm.
Autographus Musicus, 20. Bandhagen, 1980. Oblong, 32 x 22 cm, 42 pp. Line-cut of the Breitkopf & Härtel, c.1796 edition. Songs in German, French and Swedish. Wrappers. $42 [item no.352]
Miserere [C minor]. [Ms. autogr. Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Bibl. Stockholm].
Autographus Musicus, 12. Bandhagen, 1978. Oblong, 35 x 23 cm, 7 pp. Halftone of the autograph score of “In te domine speravi” (= VB 11), probably written in Paris or London between 1785-1786. For SATB, ob, bsn, strings, & bc. Wrappers. $16 [item no.353]
Miserere [E-flat Major]. [Ms. aut. Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Bibl. Stockholm].
Autographus Musicus, 14. Bandhagen, . Oblong, 34 x 26 cm, 24 pp. Halftone of the autograph score of “Miserere nostri domine” (= VB 13), from 1788. For SATB, 2 fl, 2 ob, bsn, 2 trp, 2 hrn, timp, strings, & bc. Wrappers. $24 [item no.354]
KREUTZER, Conradin, 1786-1849 Conrad Kreutzer’s Frühlingslieder and Wanderlieder. A Facsimile Edition with New Translations by Luise Eitel Peake.
Stuyvesant, 1989. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, xxvi, 57 pp. Line-cut of the Augsburg, c.1820 edition. The romantic song cycles of Swabian composer Conradin Kreutzer and poet Ludwig Uhland have most often been compared to those of Franz Schubert and Wilhelm Müller. Each of the four sets is an artwork in which the lyrics, melodies and accompaniments are inseparable. Because tempo, dynamics, phrasings and embellishments are very carefully indicated in Kreutzer's score and because the translations in this facsimile edition are meant to be sung this publication not only discloses the beauty of Uhland's poetry but also provides a useful performing edition of these songs. Cloth. $70 [item no.3943]
KUHLAU, Daniel Friedrich Rudolph, 1786-1832 Comische Canons für drei Männerstimmen.
Copenhagen, 1960. Oblong, 16 x 12 cm, 22 pp. Line-cut of the c.1821 edition. 13 canons for three voices, with the exception of the penultimate for eight and the last, a puzzle canon, for twenty eight voices. Wrappers, in portfolio. $25 [item no.7350]
KUNZEN, Adolph Carl, 1720-1781 Der Lieder zum unschuldigen Zeitvertreib. Zweyte Fortsetzung, herausgeben von Eitelfriedrich Thom.
Dokumentationen, Reprints, 25. Michaelstein, 1991. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, 30, iv pp. Halftone of the London, 1756 edition. 30 settings for voice and keyboard. Kunzen, a wunderkind of his time, studied with his father and J.W. Lustig, and later travelled to Denmark and London. Parts I and II of the Lieder zum unschuldigen Zeitvertreib were published in Hamburg (1748) and Lübeck (1754). Wrappers. $16 [item no.4222]
LEIBOWITZ, René, 1913-1972 [3 mélodies sur les poèmes de Picasso Op.3, no.4-6] In Picasso, Le Point: Revue Artistique et Littéraire, XLII (Octobre 1952).
19 x 26 cm, 56, with numerous illus pp. Line-cut of the autograph songs “L’Orchata”, “Les Cloches”, & “Le Chardonne rit”, composed in 1943. Together with essays on Picasso by 8 contributors. Includes facsimile of Picasso letter and handwriting analysis by the graphologist Raymond Trillat. Wrappers. $35 [item no.1682]
LE SUEUR, Jean-François, 1760-1837 La Caverne, drame lyrique. Introduction by Jean Mongrédien.
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries, 74. Stuyvesant, 1985. 4º, xxxiv, 340 pp. Line-cut of the first printed edition issued by Naderman at the end of 1794 or beginning of 1795. With reprint of the printed libretto. Cloth. $104 [item no.4532]
LISZT, Franz, 1811-1886 [Lied, “Es war einmal ein König”, voice, male chorus, piano, S.73, LWJ9] “Es war einmal ein König . . .”. Goethes Flohlied in der Vertonung von Franz Liszt. Faksimile-Ausgabe mit Anmerkungen zum Goethe-Verständnis und zu einigen Goethe-Kompositionen Liszts von Hans Rudolf Jung. [Goethe-Schiller-Archiv, Weimar].
Weimar, 1986. Oblong, 31 x 22 cm, xiv, 12 pp. Halftone of the autograph score from the 1840s, issued on the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Wrappers. $29 (more info... ) [item no.3820]
[Lied, “Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen, soprano & piano] “Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen”. Lied für Singstimme und Klavier op. post. Vorwort: Rolf Griebel; Kommentar: Sigrid von Moisy, Sabine Kurth.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 19]. Munich, 2007. Oblong, 30 x 26 cm, xviii, 4, vi pp. Deluxe color facsimile, issued on the occasion of the rediscovery of the manuscript in 2007. The piece dates from 1843 and is dedicated to Graf Franz von Pocci of Munich. Commentary in Ger-Eng, together with modern edition. Handsome binding with blue paper boards, and pasted label. $82 (more info... ) [item no.8836]
MAHLER, Gustav, 1860-1911 [Lied von der Erde, selection] Das Lied von der Erde: Der Abschied. “Clavierauszug” – Manuscript – Facsimile. [Willem Mengelberg Archive, Nederlands Muziek Institut, The Hague].
The Hague, 2002. Oblong, 29 x 23, 15, 17 pp. Color reproduction of a fascinating autograph draft in the form of a piano-vocal score. It represents a relatively early stage of the composition and reveals many aspects of how the movement took shape. Notes by Eveline Nikkels & Frits Zwart, introduction by Edward Reilly. Limited edition of 350 copies. Handsomely bound in wrappers with period decoration and oriental landscape. $54 (more info... ) [item no.8161]
[Rückert Lieder, selections, voice & orch, voice/piano] Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. Facsimile Edition of the Autograph Manuscripts, Gilbert Kaplan, Editor.
New York, 2015. 29 x 37 cm, 92 pp, CD audio recording. Full-color reproduction of one of Mahler’s most popular and poignant songs, composed in 1901 with a text by Friedrich Rückert. It is the third of the original five-song cycle “Rückert-Lieder”; Mahler himself conducted the first performance in 1905 and described “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” / “I am lost to the world” as creating “a feeling that rises just up to the lips, but does not pass beyond them... It is my very self”. This carefully executed facsimile includes the orchestra & piano-vocal autograph versions, sketches, incomplete fair copy in the hand of Alma Mahler, and extensive historical notes and documentation by Gilbert Kaplan and Stephen Hefling. The manuscript and its survival has an amazing story. Limited bibliophile edition of 400 copies, only 200 for the trade. Clothbound with slipcase. Please inquire. (more info... ) [item no.9334]
MALIPIERO, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973 La passione (per soli, coro e orchestra) dalla rappresentazione della Cena e Passione di Pierozzo Castellano Castellani. Riduzione per pianoforte e canto.
Milan, 1935. 26 x 30 cm, 58 pp. Line-cut of the autograph fair copy of the piano-reduction score. Wrappers. $75 [item no.4466]
MARTUCCI, Giuseppe, 1856-1909 [Works, selection] Gli autografi della Fondazione Pagliara. Facsimili
Lucca, 2009. 4°, 2 vols, vii, 219; vii, 171 pp. Line-cut of 7 autograph manuscripts in possession of the Fondazione Pagliara, together with new critical editions: Capriccio per pianoforte op.2; Pensiero musicale per violoncello e pianoforte op.36, no.1; Tre pezzi per pianoforte op.64; Due canti op.68c; La canzone dei Ricordi op.68a; Composizione in re (1902); Terza melodia (1902). Wrappers. $130 [item no.9157]
MÉHUL, Étienne-Nicolas, 1763-1817 Stratonice, comédie heroïque. Introduction by M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet.
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries, 72b. Stuyvesant, 1997. 4º, lx, 142 pp. Line-cut of the 1792 printed score. Méhul’s innovations in Stratonice include the development of new and more extended forms, a greater role for the orchestra, and the use of a broader range of effects achieved through a larger harmonic vocabulary, remote modulations, and deliberately unmelodic writing for the voice when justified by the exigencies of the text. Cloth. $100 [item no.4631]
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix, 1809-1847 [“Auf Wiedersehn”, voice & piano, from op.47] Jubiläumsgabe zum hundertfünfzigsten Geburtstag von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy am 3. Februar 1959.
Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Felix Mendelssohn Gesellschaft. Basel, 1959. Oblong, 21 x 15 cm, vi, 1 , v pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of autograph, dated Leipzig, 22 January 1840, with hand-painted flower decorations in the margins by Cécile Mendelssohn. Presented by the Mendelssohns to the singer Elisa Meerti as a souvenir on her departure from Leipzig after a benefit concert in the Gewandhaus where she performed the song (“Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat”) as an encore. Introduction in Ger by Hugo von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Max Schneider. Laid paper, with wrappers in marbled paper with silk string. $20 [item no.406]
Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen. Faksimileausgabe nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Nachwort von Thomas Schmidt-Beste.
Stuttgart, 1997. 24 x 32 cm, 16 pp. Full color facsimile of the autograph score written for SSAATTBB solo and based on Psalm 91, 11-12. The piece was composed in response to the attempted assassination of Fredrick Wilhelm IV on 26 July 1844 and contains a dedication letter in Mendelssohn’s hand. Wrappers. $29 [item no.7553]
Die erste Walpurgisnacht. Ballade von Goethe für Chor und Orchester, op.60. A Full-Color Facsimile of the Autograph Piano-Vocal Score Held in the Museum of Educational Heritage at Tamagawa University. Edited with Commentary by Hiromi Hoshino.
Tokyo, 2005. 24.4 x 32 cm, xii, 48, 76 pp. Full-color facsimile edition of the recently rediscovered autograph score, a fair copy with numerous revisions and corrections on almost every page. Die erst Walpurgisnacht is considered one of Mendelssohn’s finest pieces and the composer lavished much care on its composition which spanned from 1830 until 1843, finally being published in 1844. This autograph of Die erste Walpurgisnacht was presented to the late Spanish cellist, Gaspar Cassadó by his patron, Giulietta Gordigiani von Mendelssohn, and upon Cassadó’s death it was inherited by his Japanese wife, the late pianist Chieko Hara. Subsequently it was donated by her family to Tamagawa University as part of a large collection of Cassadó’s former possessions. Critical commentary in Eng-Jap. Clothbound. $468 (more info... ) [item no.8670]
Die Frauen und die Sänger. Nach dem Gedicht “Die vier Weltalter” von Friedrich Schiller, für gemischten Chor komponiert von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Felix-Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft. Basel, 1959. 29 x 19 cm, 15, 4, 9 pp. Line-cut. Remarks, introduction and edition by Max Schneider and Karl-Heinz Köhler. Facsimile of letter from Albert Lortzing to Mendelssohn, dated 12 Nov. 1845. Special Christmas and New Year’s issue. $35 [item no.407]
Jesu, meine Freude. A Facsimile of the Composer’s Autograph Now in the Newberry Library, with an Introduction by Oswald Jonas.
Chicago, 1966. 26 x 34 cm, 8, 12 pp. Beautiful halftone of the 1828 composition based on the famous Lutheran chorale of 1653. Scored for chorus and orchestra. Limited edition of 700 copies. Wrappers with special hand-made marbled paper. $50 [item no.409]
Lied der Freundin. “Zarter Blumen leicht Gewinde”. Ein bisher ungedrucktes Goethe-Lied von Mendelssohn mit einer Einführung von Max F. Schneider.
Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Felix-Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft. Düsseldorf & Basel, 1960. Oblong, 21 x 13 cm, ix, 4, ix pp. Half-tone. Christmas and New Year’s edition of the Goethe Museum and International Mendelssohn Society. Marbled endpapers, green cover with gold seal. $18 [item no.410]
Paphleis. Ein Spott-Heldengedicht von Felix Mendelssohn. Mit einem Vorwort von Max F. Schenider. Eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Ursula Galley.
Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Felix-Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft. Basel, 1961. 21 x 28 cm, 44, 6 pp. Line-cut of third stanza of poem. Edition of complete poem with introduction. Half-tone frontispiece of Mendelssohn as child playing piano. Wrappers. $33 [item no.412]
MERCADANTE, Saverio, 1795-1870 12 melodie preparatorie al canto drammatico con accompagnamento di pianoforte dedicate a Adelaide Gambaro. Napoli–Milano ca.1864.
Essercizî di Musica, 6. Lucca, 1991. 23 x 31 cm, xiii, 40 pp. Line-cut. Introduction in It-Eng by Paola Pisa. Complete program of exercises for the voice by one of Italy’s most prolific opera composers. Wrappers. $21 [item no.4203]
12 melodie preparatorie al canto drammatico con accompagnamento di pianoforte dedicate a Therese Tietjens. Napoli–Milano ca.1864.
Essercizî di Musica, 7. Lucca, 1991. 23 x 31 cm, xiii, 54 pp. Line-cut. Introduction in It-Eng by Paola Pisa. Complete program of exercises for the voice. Wrappers. $21 [item no.4204]
Virginia, tragedia lirica in tre atti di S. Cammarano. Canto e pianoforte.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/220. Bologna, 1978. 22 x 32 cm, 315 pp. (Rpt. of 1866 edition). Line-cut of the Milan, 1866 edition. Piano-vocal score. Cloth. $105 [item no.4012]
MEYERBEER, Giacomo, 1791-1864 [Sicilian Folksongs] Sizilianische Volkslieder. Herausgegeben von Fritz Bose. [Ms. Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung Berlin].
Berlin, 1970. 19 x 26 cm, 88, with 38 pp. Haltone of the autograph, together with transcription, comprehensive analysis and historical introduction. In Ger. Linen. $45 [item no.416]
MICHIELSEN, Leonard Pieter Joseph, 1872-1944 Selected Songs in Autograph. Introduction by Jaap van Benthem. [Municipal Museum, The Hague].
Dutch Music Facsimiles, 6. Utrecht, 1990. 4º, iv, 23 pp. Line-cut of the autograph fair copy. Contains 5 settings on German texts, 3 on French texts and 2 on Dutch. All the songs were composed in the first decade of the 20th c. Wrappers. $24 [item no.4322]
MIKULI, Karol, 1821-1897 [Jubilee Hymn in Honor of King Jan III Sobieski] Hymn jubileuszowy na czesc króla Jana III Sobieskiego. Ulozony z powodu obchodu 200 letniej rocznicy odsieczy Wiednia 12 wrzesnia 1883. Slowa: Wladyslaw Belza. Facsimile druku z 1883 r.
Krakow, 1983. 4º, 7, 7 pp. Line-cut of the 1883 printed edition. With color frontispiece of King Jan III. Historical commentary in Pol by Alina Nowak Romanowicz. Wrappers. $15 [item no.2055]
MÖRIKE, Eduard, 1804-1875 Musikbeilage zu dem Roman “Maler Nolten” von Eduard Mörike. Stuttgart/Schweizerbarts Verlagshandlung 1832. [private collection].
Stuttgart, 2004. Oblong, 17 x 12 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Stuttgart, 1832 edition. The music settings (voice with keyboard accompaniment) are by Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch (1806-1872), life-long friend of Mörike. Wrappers. $12 [item no.8399]
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 [Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384, libretto] Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Faksimile-Ausgabe zur Geschichte des Librettos. Bretzer (Libretto 1781). Mozart (Autograph 1781). Bearbeitung durch Stephanie d.J./Mozart (Libretto 1782). Herausgegeben von Gerhard Croll und Ulrich Müller.
Wort und Musik, 16 (Libretti, 2). Anif/Salzburg, 1993. 12 x 17 cm, 171 pp. Line-cut of four important sources of the libretto: Bretzner’s printed edition of 1781, Mozart’s autograph transcription (beginning of act I) of 1781, the Vienna printed edition of 1782 arranged by Stephanie and Mozart, and Bretzner’s “Nachricht” of June 21, 1783. With introduction in Ger by Gerhard Croll and Ulrich Müller. Wrappers. $50 [item no.4708]
[Aria, soprano, strgs, 2 hns, K.Anh.11a (K.365a)] Die neugeborne Ros’ entzückt. Arie für Sopran, Streicher und zwei Hörner. KV Anh.11a (365a). Faksimile mit Edition. Geleitwort von Christoph Wolff. Einführung von Faye Ferguson.
Salzburg, 1996. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, 12, 1 pp. Color halftone of the autograph aria, “The new rose is enchanting”, previously unknown in any form. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Limited bibliophile edition. Wrappers in decorative paper. $44 [item no.8146]
[Aria, tenor, orch, K.431] “Misero! O sogno!”–“Aura, che intorno spiri”. Arie für Tenor und Orchester KV 431(425b). Faksimile der autographen Partitur mit einem Geleitwort von Nikolaus Harnoncourt und einer Einführung von J. Rigbie Turner. [Pierpont Morgan Library, New York].
Documenta Musicologica, II/22. Kassel, 1988. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 32, xiii pp. Halftone of the autograph score. This popular concert aria is believed to have been first performed in a concert organized by Mozart himself in 1783. Although the author of the text is unknown, it seems that it may have formed part of an opera seria. Afterword in Ger-Eng. Coverboards in laid paper. $56 [item no.1668]
[Cantata, voice, piano, K.619] Eine kleine deutsche Kantate “Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt. . . ” für eine Singstimme und Klavier, KV 619. Worte Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen. Tripel-Ausgabe, Zwei Faksimiles des Mozartschen Autographs vom Juli 1791 und des Erstdruck von 1792 und Neudruck 2010 (Beiheft).
Unterschleissheim, 2010. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 50, 12 pp. Color halftone of the autograph (Upsala Universitets Bibliothek) and line-cut reproduction of the 1792 1st edition, along with modern edition. Freemasonry had been banned in the Austrian Empire by Empress Maria Theresa in 1764 but the intervening years saw a relaxation of that decree under Emperor Joseph II. On December 14, 1784. Mozart was admitted as an Apprentice to the Viennese lodge known as Beneficence (Loge zur Wohlthätigkeit). Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen, a fellow Mason and merchant from Hamburg, commissioned this setting of a "Little German Cantata", using his own text, for use at meetings of the Regensburg Lodge. The work consists of 6 short movements without break set in both arioso and recitative style. Limited bibliophile edition. Wrappers. $62 (more info... ) [item no.9469]
[Don Giovanni, K.527, libretto] Don Giovanni in New York. Lorenzo Da Pontes italienisch-englisches Libretto für die US-Erstaufführung von Mozarts Oper (1826). Mit dem Libretto der Oper “Mozart in New York” von Herbert Rosendorfer/Helmut Eder (1991). Herausgegeben von Ulrich Müller und Oswald Panagl.
Wort und Musik, 14 (Libretti, 1). Anif/Salzburg, 1991. 8º, 224, with 95 pp. Line-cut of the New York, 1826 Italian-English libretto, from a copy in the possession of New York Public Library. Prepared for the premiere of Don Giovanni in New York, the libretto is an important document for the history of the reception of the opera and opera in general in America. Contributions by Hans Graf, Aleramo Lanapoppi, Dorothy Potter, Ulrich Müller and Oswald Panagl. With facsimiles and transcriptions of two Da Ponte essays (in ms) written on the theater c.1790-91. Wrappers. $44 [item no.4456]
[Impresario, K.486] Der Schauspieldirektor. The Impresario. A Comedy with Music in One Act, K.486. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscript in the Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection in the Pierpont Morgan Library.
New York, 1976. Oblong, 35 x 27 cm, xi, 89 pp. 2-color halftone of the autograph score composed between Jan. 18 and Feb. 3, 1786. A “Singspiel”, with libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, and consisting of an “Ouverture, 2 Arien, ein Terzett und Vaudeville”, the work was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II and first presented (along with an opera by Salieri) at Schönbrunn, the emperor’s summer residence near Vienna.. Includes draft for the aria “Da schlägt die Abschiedsstunde”, in the possession of the New York Public Library. Preface by Charles Ryskamp; introduction by Rigbie Turner. Beta-radiographs of 4 watermarks. Special bibliophile edition with orange cloth boards and matching slipcase. $175 [item no.464]
[Impresario, K.486] Der Schauspieldirektor. The Impresario. A Comedy with Music in One Act, K.486. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscript in the Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection, The Pierpont Morgan Library.
New York, 1976. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, xi, 89 pp. 2-color halftone of the autograph score composed between Jan. 18 and Feb. 3, 1786. A “Singspiel”, with libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, and consisting of an “Ouverture, 2 Arien, ein Terzett und Vaudeville”, the work was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II and first presented (along with an opera by Salieri) at Schönbrunn, the emperor’s summer residence near Vienna.. Includes draft for the aria “Da schlägt die Abschiedsstunde”, in the possession of the New York Public Library. Preface by Charles Ryskamp; introduction by Rigbie Turner. Beta-radiographs of 4 watermarks. Wrappers, in heavy textured blue paper with beautifully printed title block. $75 (more info... ) [item no.465]
[Lieder, voice & piano, collected works] 30 Lieder und Gesänge für eine und mehrere Singstimmen mit Klavierbegleitung. Faksimileausgabe des Erstdrucks aus den Œuvres complettes, Leipzig 1799 herausgegeben von Ulrich Leisinger. Nachwort mit Bemerkungen zur Textgestalt.
Stuttgart, 2006. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, 100, x pp. Line-cut of the Breitkopf & Härtel edition, Leipzig, 1799. (= Œuvres Complettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Cahier V, XXX). Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. $130 (more info... ) [item no.8761]
[Lieder, selections, K.476] Das Veilchen KV 476. Text von J.W. v. Goethe. Wien, 8. Juni 1785. [British Library, London].
Vienna, 1991. 30 x 41 cm, 1 pp. Beautiful halftone in the original folio format. $12 [item no.4110]
[Lieder, selection, K.520] Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte “Erzeugt von heißer Phantasie”. Lied für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung KV 520. Text von Gabriele von Baumberg (1766 - 1839). Faksimile und Edition. Einführung von Johanna Senigl.
Salzburg, 2004 Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 14 pp. Color halftone of the autograph composed on 26 May, 1787, together with modern edition. Written in friendship for his pupil Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1792). The song appeared in the the Breitkopf & Härtel edition of 1799 with the title “Unglückliche Liebe” (Unhappy Love), Commentary in Ger/Eng/Fr. Limited bibliophile edition. $22 (more info... ) [item no.9471]
[Lieder, selections, K.596-598] Drei Lieder für den Frühling.
Vienna, 1937. Oblong, 27 x 22 cm, 16 pp. Line-cut of the 1791 first edition issued in Vienna by Ignaz Alberti. Consists of “Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling” (K.596), “Im Frühlingsanfang” (K.597) & “Das Kinderspiel” (K.598). Although no autograph exists today, they are entered into Mozart’s Verzeichnis as having been composed 14 January 1791. The facsimile includes a reprint of a charming vigette of a mother at the piano with six musician children (A. Kohl), the full song texts, and an afterword in Ger by Otto Deutsch. Limited edition of 200 copies. Beautiful coverboards with decorative paper and pasted title block. Extremely rare. $90 [item no.2776]
[Lucio Silla, K.135, libretto] Lucio Silla. Faksimiledruck des Librettos von G. den Gamerra, Mailand 1772. Mit einer Einführung in das Werk von Rudolph Angermüller.
Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum. Munich, 1975. 17 x 24 cm, 37 & 5, 21 pp. Line-cut of the printed libretto, together with halftones of an autograph letter by Leopold Mozart and 2 pages from the composer’s score. Issued in conjunction with a performance in the Great Festival House in Salzburg, January 24, 1975. Introduction inGer. Wrappers. $20 [item no.439]
[Magic Flute, selection, K.620] Die Zauberflöte Aria: “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich”. Faksimile und Klavierauszug. Nachwort von Silke Leopold. [Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Mus. ms. autogr. W.A. Mozart 620].
Kassel, 2005. Oblong, 4°, 36 pp. 4-color halftone facsimile of the autograph score (fols. 157-160 of the opera), one of the best known arias in the history of music. Together with modern edition in vocal score format. The opera owes its success in no small part to the role of Papageno, a mixture of buffoon and harlequin, of mythical beast and child of nature, uniting many theatrical traditions: the wily servant and fool of the commedia dell’arte, Prince Tamino and his grudging servant, Papageno the Bird-Catcher, are the same pairing opposites as Don Giovanni and Leporello, etc. Schikaneder actually wrote the part of the Bird-Catcher to showcase his own talents. Mozart captures a humorous account of a performance of the work at the Freihaus-Theater in a letter to Constanze, dated 9 Oct. 1791: “During Papageno’s aria with the glockenspiel I went behind the stage, as I felt a sort of impulse today to play it myself. Well, just for fun, at the point where Schikaneder has a pause, I played an arpeggio. He was startled, looked into the wings and saw me. When he had his next pause, I played no arpeggio. This time he stopped and refused to go on. I guessed what he was thinking and again played a chord. He then struck the glockenspiel and said ‘Shut up’. Whereupon everyone laughed. I am inclined to think that this joke taught many of the audience for the first time that Papageno does not play the instrument himself.” Commentary in Ger-Eng-Jap. With attractive binding red linen. $32 (more info... ) [item no.8630]
[Magic Flute, K.620; libretto] Die Zauberflöte: eine große Opera in zwey Aufzügen. Nach Schikaneder für kleinere Theater frey, jedoch ohne mindesten Abbruch der Musik umgearbeitet. Die Musik ist von Apollo Mozzart.
Weitra, 1991. 15 x 22 cm, 78, i pp. Line-cut of the Niklas Ambrosi edition (Passau, 1793), together with 8 lovely engravings illustrating different scenes by Abraham Wolfgang Küffner from 1795. In this libretto, the oldest “improved” version for the Passau performance of the opera, Taminoappears as a Knight who has lost his way, the Queen of the Night as “Karmela, a magician of music, while the speaker and priests have been eliminated. Hardbound. $30 [item no.4713]
[Marriage of Figaro, selection, K.579] “Un moto di gioia”, KV 579, Arie der Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro”. Klavierauszug. Faksimile des Autographs.
Archiv der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien. Vienna, 1982. 29 x 22 cm, 1 leaf (double sided). 3-color halftone of the autograph scored for soprano and piano. Special private printing of 500 copies. With attractive folder with pasted label. $24 (more info... ) [item no.442]
[Motet, Ave verum, SATB, strings, organ, K.618] Ave verum corpus KV 618. Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Originalhandschrift Mus. Hs. 18.975/3 der Musiksammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Günther Brosche.
Musica Manuscripta, VII. Vienna, 2000. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, 16, 2 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph, reproduced in the exact size and format of the original. Scored for SATB, orchestra and organ, this motet was believed to have been composed for his friend Anton Stoll in Baden outside of Vienna, 17 June 1791, mere six months before the composer’s death. The carefully copied MS, only four pages in length, is an orthographic jewel; once in the in the possession of Ludwig Ritter von Köchel it passed to the Königliche Hofbibliothek then later to the National Library. Deluxe edition, hardbound, with blue boards. $72 (more info... ) [item no.7856]
[Motet, Exultate, Jubilate, soprano, orch, K.165/158a] L'autografo del motetto Exultate jubilate (KV 165 / 258a) : della Bibliotheka Jagiellońska di Cracovia / The Autograph of the Motet Exultate jubilate (KV 165 / 158a) of the Biblioteka Jagiellońska of Krakow; Edizione in fac-simile a cura di Flavio Colusso [e] Domenico Antonio D'Alessandro ; con un saggio di Rudolph Angermüller.
Musica Theatina, 3. Lucca, 2006. Oblong, 32.5 x 24.5 cm, xlvii, 48 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. A sacred motet in Latin for soprano, instruments and continuo, with two arias, a recitative and a final Alleluia, EXULTATE, JUBILATE was composed for the feast day of the Regular Theatine Clerics, and first performed on January 17, 1773. The work was specifically written for the famous castrato Venanzio Rauzzini—Mozart's "leading man" in the opera Lucio Silla being performed at that time in Milan—and the virtuosity of the piece with florid coloratura style gives us a glimpse of Rauzzini’s abilities. It combines the aria and recitative style of opera seria with the 3-part form of the Italian symphony. Introduction in It-Eng-Ger. Includes CD audio recording featuring Mariella Devia and the Cappella Musicale Theatina under the direction of Flavio Colusso. Handsome binding that replicates the original. $148 (more info... ) [item no.8759]
[Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. Reprint des Lichtdrucks von 1913–herausgegeben von Alfred Schnerich. Neu herausgegeben von Franz Beyer.
Adliswil, 1990. Oblong, 35 x 25 cm, 23, 85 pp. (Rpt. of Vienna, 1913 edition). 2-color halftone issued on the occasion of the bicentennial of the composer’s death. With new afterword in Ger-Eng (does not include original commentary by Alfred Schnerich nor the writing samples of Süßmayer, Stadler and Eybler. Hardbound. $185 [item no.3504]
[Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. Vollständige farbige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der 2-teiligen Handschrift Mus. Hs. 17.561 aus dem Besitz der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Günther Brosche.
Documenta Musicologica, II/27 = Musica Manuscripta, VI. Graz & Kassel, 1990. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 3 vols, 200, 40 pp. First complete facsimile of the autograph parts and sketches with the finishing work of Süßmayr and others. 3 volumes, 2 of autographs plus commentary in Eng-Ger by Günter Brosche. Superb 4-color halftone in the original format. Wrappers in period design with slipcase in decorative paper. (more info... ) [item no.3657]
[Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. Vollständige farbige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der 2-teiligen Handschrift Mus. Hs. 17.561 aus dem Besitz der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Günther Brosche.
Graz & Kassel, 1990. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 40, 200 pp. Superb 4-color halftone in the original format. First complete facsimile of the autograph parts and sketches with the finishing work of Süßmayr and others. Commentary in Eng-Ger by Günter Brosche. Special edition produced for Philips Records with parts I and II of the MS and commentary bound into one volume. Hardbound with handsome red Efalin paper boards with gold lettering. $350 (more info... ) [item no.8974]
[Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. K.626. Facsimile of the autograph score held in the Austrian National Library. With a commentary by Christoph Wolff and Günter Brosche.
Bärenreiter Facsimile, . Kassel, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 40, 200 pp. New deluxe facsimile edition of the autograph parts and sketches with the finishing work of Süßmayr and others. Commentary in Eng-Ger by Christoph Wolff and Günter Brosche. Limited bibliophile edition produced on natural paper with individually trimmed pages. Quarter leather with decorative paper boards. $499 (more info... ) [item no.9414]
[Requiem mass, K.626, 1st ed.] Requiem KV 626 - W.A. Mozarti: Missa pro defunctis / W.A. Mozarts Seelenmesse. Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig . Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Markus Eberhardt. [Archiv des Bistrums Passau].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 67. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 178, vi pp. Line-cut of the first edition, Leipzig, 1800. Although there have been many attempts of reconstructing the text of the Requiem, the 1800 printed version, largely based on Süssmayr’s work, remains the prime historical document. It is interesting that Breitkopf & Härtel provides no credit to Süssmayr for the completion of the work although correspondence in early 1800 between Gottfreid Christoph Härtel and Süssmayr clearly establishes the extent of his role. Hardbound in decorative paper which reproduces the original 1800 binding. $100 (more info... ) [item no.9443]
[Fantasia, quartet, K.Anh. A 60; arr.] Johann Jakob Froberger: Fantasia. Fassung für Streichquartett von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Erstdruck (Otto Biba). Partitur, Stimmen und vollständige Wiedergabe von Mozarts Handschrift.
Diletto Musicale, 1000. Vienna, 1991. Oblong, 4º (edition, upright), iii, 4, 12 pp. Duotone of Mozart’s transcription, together with new edition of score & performing parts. The original Froberger work first appeared in 1650 in Kircher’s Musurgia Universalis. André had given a 1782 date to this Mozart arrangement, but Wolfgang Plath has recently assigned a new date, 1785-86. For exactly whom Mozart intended the arrangement (voices or instruments) is unclear–the clefs he used, soprano, alto, tenor & bass, suggests a vocal ensemble, but there are no words. Wrappers. $32 [item no.3034]
Skizzen und Entwürfe herausgegeben von Ulrich Konrad.
Supplement zur Neuen Mozart Ausgabe, X/30/3. Kassel, 1997. Oblong, 4º, 192, c.145 pp. A rare opportunity to enter the “workshop” of Mozart. Virtually every sketch and draft that has survived—192 pages—has been assembled and collated in chronological order for this superb facsimile edition reproduced in full color. Like Band 44 of the Bachgesellschaft edition which contained only reproductions of Bach manuscripts, this publication marks the culmination of the Neue Mozart Edition. The facsimiles are accompanied by careful transcriptions and critical commentary (Ger), making them accessible to both layman and specialist. Deluxe edition with clamshell case covered in burgundy linen and titles in gold lettering. An indispensable resource for any Mozart enthusiast. $395 (more info... ) [item no.7487]
MÜLLER, Adolf, 1801-1886 Glück, Mißbrauch und Rückkehr; oder: Das Geheimnis des grauen Hauses von Nestroy. Musik von Adolf Müller für Gesang mit Begleitung des Pianoforte: “Jetzt hab’ ich heut fünf Klag’n kopirt”; “Wie schön rauschen hier im Gebirg überall”; “’S kommt All’s auf a G’wohnheit nur an”.
Collection Alt-Wien. Vienna, 1976. 4º, i, 15 pp. Line-cut of the Diabelli edition. Intrduction in Ger by Ernst Hilmar. Wrappers. $12 [item no.2778]
Neueste Sammlung komischer Theater-Gesänge [I]. J. Nestroy: Der Tritschtratsch “Tratschmiedl geh’, verlasse mich”; Lumpacivagabundus: ’S ist kein’ Ordnung mehr.. Ich soll jetzt solid und a Spiessburger wer’n”. Musik von A. Müller für Gesang mit Begleitung des Pianoforte.
Collection Alt-Wien. Vienna, 1976. Oblong, 4º, i, 15 pp. Line-cut of the Diabelli edition. Intrduction in Ger by Ernst Hilmar. Wrappers. $12 [item no.2779]
Neueste Sammlung komischer Theater-Gesänge [II]. J. Nestroy: Der Talisman: “Der hat weiter nit g’schaut”; Die Männer habn’s gut / Ja, die Zeit ändert viel / No, da hab’ i schon gnu”. Musik von A. Müller für Gesang mit Begleitung des Pianoforte.
Collection Alt-Wien. Vienna, 1976. Oblong, 4º, i, 14 pp. Line-cut of the Diabelli edition. Intrduction in Ger by Ernst Hilmar. Wrappers. $12 [item no.2780]
Theatralisches Panorama. Sammlung der beliebtesten Theater-Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte redigirt von Adolf Müller. Aus den Possen von Johann Nestroy; Der Unbedeutende: “Wann i als Zimmerman. . . Es thut Einer prassen”; Das Mädl aus der Vorstadt: “Mein’ Frau, dieser Engel”.
Collection Alt-Wien. Vienna, 1976. 4º, i, 13 pp. Line-cut of the Diabelli edition. Intrduction in Ger by Ernst Hilmar. Wrappers. $12 [item no.2781]
MUÑOZ, Juan Lorenzo, 17-18th c. Villancicos que se han de cantar en los solemnes maytines del nacimiento de nuestro Señor Jesu-Christo, en la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Siguenza añi de 1801. Puestos en música por D. Juan Lorenzo Muñoz.
Sigüenza, 1985. 14 x 21 cm, 11 pp. Line-cut of the Alcalá, 1802 edition. Edition of 500 copies. Wrappers, in hand-made paper. (no music). $10 [item no.3470]
NAUMANN, Johann Gottlieb, 1741-1801 Gustaf Wasa. Lyrisk tragedi i tre akter. Text: Johan Henrik Kellgren. Facsimile, utgivet av Anna Johnson, Margareta Rörby, Claude Génetay. [Musikaliska Akademiens Bibliotek, Stockholm].
Monumenta Musicae Svecicae, 12. Stockholm, 1991. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 4 vols, 769, 63 pp. Line-cut of a comtemporary full score of the complete opera, plus halftone of 46 pages of Naumann’s autograph score. Wrappers. $268 [item no.4638]
ORFF, Carl, 1895-1982 Carmina Burana. Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis. Facsimile of the Composer’s Autograph Score in the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München. Edited by the Carl Orff-Stiftung With Introductory Notes by Hartmut Schaefer and Werner Thomas.
Mainz, 1997. 32 x 42 cm, 160, xxxi pp. Full-color facsimile, in the original folio format, of the autograph fair copy. Orff’s great musico-dramatic masterpiece composed on a sequence of medieval Latin lyrics with exciting block chords and driving rhythms. This deluxe edition captures the dark and light blue inks of the composer’s handwriting, with additions in lead and colored pencil. Binding in black linen & quarter leather. (special limited offer). $345 (more info... ) [item no.7539]
Astutuli. Eine bairische Komödie. Faksimile.
Mainz, 1986. 22 x 31 cm, 20, 102 pp. Beautiful line-cut of the autograph score in the original format. Composed in the aftermath of the war, Orff used whatever materials were available to him–thin yellow paper and red ink–and ruled his own staff lines. Separate text vol. Afterword by FranzWillnauer. Slipcase. $113 [item no.479]
PALMER, Christian Evangelische Hymnologie.
Leipzig, 1978. 8º, 398 pp. Line-cut of the Stuttgart, 1865 edition. Linen. $44 [item no.4474]
PENDERECKI, Krzysztof, b.1933 Skizze zur “Utrenja” (1969/71); Skizze zu “Kosmogonia” (1970); Skizze zur Oper “Die schwarze Maske” (1984/86).
Mainz, 1987. Oblong & upright, 42 x 35, 42 x 70 cm, 3 pp. Color facsimile in the original format of 1 sketch page from Utrenja, Kosmogonia and Die schwarze Maske. Folder. $29 [item no.4748]
PEPOLI, Carlo, 1796-1881 Del dramma musicale e di taluni canti dei popoli.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 22. Bologna, 1977. 8º, 106 pp. Wrappers. $18 [item no.5108]
PICCINNI, Niccolò, 1728-1800 Atys, tragédie lyrique. Introduction by Julian Rushston. [Bibl. Nationale, Paris].
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries, 65. Stuyvesant, 1991. 4º, xiii, 349 pp. Line-cut of La Chevardière (2nd) edition (Paris, c.1783), together with the P. de Lormel printed libretto of 1780. Cloth. $95 [item no.4536]
Didon. Tragédie lyrique en trois actes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/16. Bologna, 1970. 22 x 32 cm, v, 309 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1783 edition. Introduction in It by Marina Calore. Laid paper. Hardbound. $147 [item no.3739]
PORTUGAL (=PORTOGALLO), Marco Antonio da Fonseca, 1762-1830 Gli orazi e i curiazi. Partitura dell’opera in facsimile. Edizione del libretto. Catalogo cronologico degli spettacoli a Venezia (1897-1815). A cura di Maria Giovanna Miggiani.
Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta, 29. Milan, 2003. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, 2 vols, ccclxiii, xxiii, 541 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary ms (full score). Cimarosa's “Gli Orazi e i Curiazi” represents the climax of his search for a “new genre” in Italian operatic tragedy and, at the same time, the setting and basic lyrics are emblematic of the development of new vocal personalities and new theatrical roles found in new vocal styles, especially that of the dramatic penetrating contralto, Giuseppina Grassini, and that of the new young heroic tenor, Matteo Babbini. The huge, long-lasting success of this work is known to all, but what's less known is the fact that the La Fenice Theatre and the new Napoleonic Ferrara Theatre jointly produced a second setting to music of Sografi's libretto for the same singers, but with the music of a promising young composer, Marco Portogallo, whose style foreshadowed evolution in the so-called pre-Rossini style of serious vocal dramatic composition. The success of Cimarosa's Orazi was also thanks to many grafted sections with Portogallo's intonation, favoured and preferred by the singers. The aim of this facsimile of Portogallo's work is to provide a glimpse into the evolution of the Italian pre-Romantic opera drawing on original materials showing the dynamics of its birth. Commentary in It-Eng. Linen. $466 (more info... ) [item no.8394]
POULENC, Francis, 1899-1963 Cocardes. Chanson populaire sur le poëme de Jean Cocteau: I. Miel de Narbonne; II. Bonne d’enfant; III. Enfant de troupe (1919). Introduction-Inleiding: Catherine Miller.
Fontes Musicae Bibliothecae Regiae Belgicae, I/VII. Brussels, 2000. 27 x 35 cm, xii, 14 pp. Halftone of the autograph. Version for violin, cornet, trombone, bass drum & triangle. Wrappers. $16 (more info... ) [item no.8075]
PUCCINI, Domenico, 1772-1815 [Arias, soprano, guitar] Sei ariette a voce sola di soprano con accompagnamento di chitarra.
Lucca, 2004. Oblong, 4˚, viii, 10 pp. Beautiful color reproduction of the autograph. Note by Paola Tommasi Antonio and preface by Giulio Batteli. Wrappers. $24 [item no.8426]
PUCCINI, Giacomo, 1858-1924 Tosca. A cura di/Edited by Ilaria Narici. [Casa Ricordi, Milan].
[Archivio Storico Ricordi]. Milan, 2004. 35,5 x 53,5 cm, 4 vols, 528 + 96 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score in 3 volumes as preserved in their original folio format in the Ricordi archives, accompanied by one volume on the history and iconography of the opera by Roger Parker (’’Easy reading is damned hard writing’: Puccini at Work”) and Mercedes Viale Ferrero (”Tosca Viewed”). Quarter leather with golden lettering and ornaments (after the original), in handsome clamshell case covered in brown cloth. Commentary vol. in wrappers. Bibliophile edition of 100 numbered copies. (publisher’s price: euro 5,500--please inquire for special OMI price). (more info... ) [item no.8491]
Tosca. Di Victorien Sardou, Giuseppe Giacosa e Luigi Illica. Musica di Giacomo Puccini. Vol. I: facsimile della copia di lavoro del libretto. Vol. II: trascrizione e commento. Edizione e commento a cura di Gabriella Biagi Ravenni.
Centro Studi Giacomo Puccini - Testi e documenti, 2. Florence, 2009. 23 x 33 cm, 2 vols, 140, xlii, 140 pp. The complete text of the libretto of Tosca, with additions, corrections, glosses, page proof fragments, musical sketches, and sketches of stage settings. Illica, Giacosa, Ricordi and Puccini worked together on Tosca and established an intense professional relationship, which is brilliantly reconstructed in this well-documented volume. A fascinating insight into the creative process and a detailed description of the genesis of Tosca. Wrappers. $190 (more info... ) [item no.9132]
REGER, Max, 1873-1916 [Schumann, lieder, op.35, selection, arr.] Zwei Lieder Robert Schumann; bearbeitet von Max Reger für tiefe Singstimme und Orgel ; mit einem Vorwort von Susanne Popp.
Stuttgart, 2011. 24 x 30 cm, 8 pp. Full-color reproduction of the Reger’s autograph Mus. Ms. 085, & Mus. Ms. 179, issued on the occasion of the bicentenary of Schumann’s birth. A curiosity arrangement of “Wer machte dich so krank?” (op.35, no.11) and “Alte Laute” (op.35, no.12)—for organ and voice—showing Reger’s admiration for Schumann. Portfolio. $26 (more info... ) [item no.9229]
REICHARDT, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1814 Goethes Lieder, Oden, Balladen und Romanzen. Dritte Abteilung: Balladen und Romanzen. Nachdruck der ersten Ausgabe von 1809.
Leipzig, 1969. Oblong, 34 x 24 cm, 31, v pp. Line-cut of the Breitkopf & Härtel edition, Leipzig 1809. Includes settings of “Das Veilchen”, “Erlkönig”, “Die Spinnerin”, “Der König in Thule”, “Der Müllerin Reue”, and many other popular Goethe poems. Quarter linen with coverboard in decorativepaper. $48 [item no.1680]
ROSSINI, Gioachino, 1792-1868 [Barber of Seville] Il barbiere di Siviglia. Facsimile dell’autografo, a cura di Philip Gossett. Facsimile dell’autografo. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna].
L’Arte Armonica, I/2. Lucca, 1993. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 3 vols, 660, 101 pp. Beautiful 3-color facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth. Includes definitive study (It-Eng) of the ms by a leading Rossini scholar. Limited numbered edition of 999 copies. Bibliophile edition with handsome linen case. $435 (more info... ) [item no.4310]
La Cenerentola. Riproduzione dell’autografo esistente presso l’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna. Con introduzione di Philip Gossett.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/92. Bologna, 1969. Oblong, 31 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 292; ix, 134 pp. Line-cut of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the centenary of the composer’s death. Laid paper. Hardbound. $353 (more info... ) [item no.533]
[La gazza ladra, libretti] La gazza Ladra. A cura di Emilio Sala.
I Libretti di Rossini, 2. Pesaro, 1995. 8º, 474, 20 plates pp. Line-cut reproductions of seven printed libretti, including two by Caigniez-d’Aubigny (1815 & 1817), and five by Gherardini (1817, 1818, 1819, 1821, & 1822). With introduction and color plates of early stage sets and documents. Wrappers. $35 [item no.7349]
Petite messe solennelle. Facsimile del manoscritto / Facsimile of the Manuscript.
Milan, 2011. Oblong, 37.5 x 29.5 cm. viii, 252 pp. Full-color reproduction of the original 1863 autograph including the separate parts for harmonium and second piano. Rossini composed two versions of this work, the first (reproduced here in facsimile) for “Twelve singers of three sexes, men, women and castrati... that is, eight for the choir, four soloists, in all twelve cherubim”. The Petite Messe solennelle was dedicated to the Contessa Louise Pillet-Will (the count and countess were close friends of Rossini), and the first performance inaugurated the splendid new residence that the count had commissioned in Paris. The use of two pianos and harmonium may at first seem odd but given its context as a salon piece is appropriate. Rossini composed hardly at all in the period 1829 to 1855 but after returning to Paris in 1855 wrote quite a few works for private audiences. He wittingly referred to them as Péchés de vieillesse (‘sins of old age’), and wrote in the score of the Petite messe solennelle “Good God – behold completed this poor little Mass – is it indeed music for the blest [‘musique Sacrée’] that I have just written, or just some blessed music [‘Sacrée musique’]? Thou knowest well, I was born for comic opera. A little science, a little heart, that is all. So bless Thee and grant me Paradise! G Rossini – Passy 1863”. Limited edition of 310 copies bound in dark brown linen, with matching slipcase with embossed signature of Rossini. $399 (more info... ) [item no.9301]
[L’Italiana in Algeri, libretti] L’Italiana in Algeri. A cura di Paolo Fabbri e Maria Chiara Bertieri.
I Libretti di Rossini, 4. Pesaro, 1997. 8º, 449 pp. Line-cut reproductions of all states of the libretto. With introduction and documents. Wrappers. $26 [item no.7737]
Mosè in Egitto. Azione Tragico-Sacra in Three Acts. . . A Facsimile Edition of Rossini’s Original Autograph Manuscript. Edited with an Introduction by Philip Gossett [Ms. Bibliothèque Nationale (ancien fonds du Conservatoire), Paris].
Early Romantic Opera, 9. New York, 1979. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, c.607 pp. Line-cut and halftone reproduction. In 2 vols. $175 [item no.536]
[Otello, libretti] Otello. A cura di Renato Raffaelli.
I Libretti di Rossini, 3. Pesaro, 1996. 8º, 434 pp. Line-cut reproductions of all states of the libretto. With introduction and color plates of early stage sets and documents. Wrappers. $26 [item no.7736]
[La sala di seta/L’occasione/Sig. Bruschino, libretti] La scala di seta, L’occasione fa il ladro, Il Signor Bruschino ossia il Figlio per Azzardo. A cura di Maria Giovanna Miggiani.
I Libretti di Rossini, 5. Pesaro, 1998. 8º, 339 pp. Line-cut reproductions of all states of the libretti. With introduction and color plates of early stage sets and documents. Wrappers. $26 [item no.7738]
Semiramide. Melodramma Tragico in Two Acts. A Facsimile Edition of Rossini’s Original Autograph Manuscript. Edited with an Introduction by Philip Gossett. [Ms. Teatro La Fenice, Venice].
Early Romantic Opera, 13. New York, 1978. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, 2 vols, c.985 pp. Halftone reproduction. Cloth. $195 [item no.538]
[Tancredi, libretti] Tancredi, a cura di Paolo Fabbri.
I Libretti di Rossini, 1. Pesaro, 1994. 8º, 36, 385 pp. Line-cut reproductions of seven printed libretti, including those by Voltaire (1764), Silvio Balbis (1767), Alessandro Pepoli (1795), Luigi Romanelli (1812), and three by Gaetano Rossi (1813 Venice, 1813 Ferrara, 1813 Milan). Indispensable tool for the study of Rossini’s opera and the development its libretto. Introduction, “Tancredi a Tancredi” provides overview of structural differences. Wrappers. $26 [item no.7205]
SALIERI, Antonio, 1750-1825 Les Danaîdes. Tragédie lirique en cinq actes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/18. Bologna, 1969. 22 x 32 cm, 276, iii pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1784 edition. Full score. The ballets for this opera were based on earlier choreography by Noverre, first conceived in the 1760s. Includes short summaries of the staging and complete lists of singers and dancers. Afterword in It by Silvio Montaguti. Hardbound. $135 [item no.2502]
La grotta di Trofonio, opera comica in due atti. Introduzione di Laura Callegari. [Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/18b. Bologna, 1984. 22 x 32 cm, vi, 395 pp. Line-cut of the Artaria edition (Vienna, 1785). Full score. Laid paper. Cloth. $195 [item no.2501]
SARTI, Giuseppe, 1729-1802 Giulio Sabino, dramma per musica.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/128. Bologna, 1970. Oblong, 32 x 22 cm, 235 pp. Line-cut of the Vienna, 1781 edition. Laid paper. Hardbound. $110 [item no.547]
Miserere a 5 e a 6. Concertato con strumenti. Note introduttive di Alessandro Borin. [Biblioteca Civico, Faenza].
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/93. Bologna, 2002. Oblong, 32 x 22 cm, 6, 122 pp. Line-cut of the 1766 manuscript. Preface in It. Wrappers. $48 [item no.8108]
SAUGUET, Henri, b.1901 (Cluzel, Raphaël) Jardin allégorique du musicien Henri Sauguet. Poème de Raphaël Cluzel. Fac-similé du manuscrit.
Paris, 1983. 29 x 39 cm, 5 pp. Beautiful line-cut of the autograph. Published on the occasion of a special issue in tribute of Sauguet by La Revue Musicale. Limited edition of 160 numbered copies signed by the author. Presentation wrappers. $70 [item no.2327]
SCHOENBERG, Arnold, 1874-1951 Gurre-Lieder. Reproduktion des Autographs nach der Faksimileausgabe von 1912. Herausgegeben von Ulrich Krämer.
Arnold Schönberg Sämtliche Werke, A/V/16,2. Mainz, 2002. 28 x 38 cm, viii, 181 pp. Beautiful line-cut reproduction in slightly reduced format of the 1912 facsimile issued by Universal. Gurre-Lieder is a large cantata for five vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and large orchestra, based on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsenwith. Begun in 1900 as a song cycle for soprano, tenor and piano, and written in lush late-romantic Wagnerian style, the work was repeatedly put aside for other projects and not completed until 1911. Its premiere took place in Vienna under the baton of Franz Schreker, and the performance received positive reviews. In "Des Sommerwindes wilde Jagd" Schoenberg introduced for the first time the vocal technique "Sprechgesang", later explored in Pierrot Lunaire. The original manuscript now resides at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. Commentary by Ulrich Krämer. Linen. $207 (more info... ) [item no.9034]
[Modern Psalms, op.50c] Moderne Psalmen. Die Skizzen zum ersten Psalm. Partitur nach den hinterlassenen Skizzen Schoenbergs herausgegeben von Rudolf Kolisch. [Ms. Arnold Schoenberg Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles].
Mainz, 1956. 23 x 30, upright & oblong cm, 15, 56 with 34, 22 pp. Halftone of all the autograph sketches as well as the full texts of the poems, together with full transcriptions. Introduction in Ger. Wrappers, with handsome protective folder in quarter linen. $68 [item no.555]
Nachtwandler (1901) (Gustav Falke). For Voice, Piccolo, Trumpet in F, Snare Drum and Piano. Score, Facsimile and Parts.
Los Angeles, 1969. 4º, ii, 52, 8 pp. Line-cut of the autograph score, together with a new practical edition (score & parts). Cabaret song composed while Schoenberg served as musical director of Ernst von Wolzogen’s Überbrettl Theater in Berlin. First used in Wolzogen’s production “Das bunte Theater”. Introduction by Leonard Stein. Wrappers. $22 [item no.1740]
A Survivor from Warsaw opus 46. Edited by Therese Muxeneder. Facsimile Edition of the Autograph from the Collection of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D..C. With a Preface by Nuria Schoenberg Nono and an Introduction by Therese Muxender.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 29. Laaber, 2013. Oblong, 41 x 27 cm, xxx, 30 pp. Full color reproduction of the autograph short score preserved in the Koussevitzky Collection at the Library of Congress. This deeply inspirational work for narrator, men’s chorus and orchestra, written in just 13 days, is a nice summing up of Schoenberg’s compositional and technical achievements. The handwriting of the 73 year old is shaky, and due to failing eyesight relatively large, but nevertheless there is clear and raw energy in his setting and depiction of the horrific Warsaw ghetto, in his words, “based partly upon reports which I have received directly or indirectly.” Hardbound with photo reproduction of the original binding. $214 (more info... ) [item no.9348]
SCHUBERT, Franz, 1797-1828 [Ballad, Old Scottish, D.923] Eine altschottische Ballade für zwei Singstimmen mit Klavierbegleitung. Herausgegeben von Kecskeméti István. [Ms. National Library Széchényi, Budapest].
Budapest, 1971. Oblong, 34 x 25 cm, 4, 8 pp. Halftone of the 1827 autograph. Together with an afterword in Ger-Hung-Eng and new practical edition. Hardbound with paper coverboards. $33 [item no.559]
Am Bach im Frühlinge. D 361. Faksimile-Ausgabe des Autographs aus dem Besitz der Musiksammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Mus.Hs. 41.221). Im memoriam Hans P. Wertitsch herausgegeben und kommentiert von Günter Brosche.
Tutzing, 1997. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 8, 6 pp. Beautiful color halftone of the autograph fair copy composed in 1816, together with B/W line-cut of the first edition issued by Diabelli in 1829. The text comes from Schubert’s poet-friend Franz Ritter von Schober, author of the texts of 16 Schubert’s songs, the most famous among them “An die Musik”. The autograph—long considered lost and only resurfacing in 1993—varies from the printed version in a number of ways. Stiff wrappers, with photographic reproduction of the 19th c. binding. $37 (more info... ) [item no.7457]
[Cantata: Zur Namesfeier des Vaters, D.80] Terzetto für Männerstimmen (2 Tenöre, Baß) und Gitarre, mit einem Faksimile des Autographs. [Ms. Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Wien].
Gitarre-Kammermusik, 40. Vienna, 1960. 4º, 2, 11 pp. Line-cut of the autograph score, together with practical edition and parts. Edited by Karl Scheit. Wrappers. $9 [item no.566]
[Erlkönig, D.328] Erlkönig (D 328). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 32. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, xiii, 12 pp. Full-color facsimile of the fair copy autograph, third version. This version differs markedly from the first printed edition of 1821 chiefly in respect of its performance markings and thus documents an interesting stage in the genesis of Schubert's best known and most widely disseminated song. Introduction in German-English with analysis of the four manuscript versions of Erkönig. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $76 (more info... ) [item no.9398]
[”Die Forelle”, op.32, D. 550] Die Forelle (D 550). Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer / Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Edited and with an Introduction by Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 33. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 25, 2 pp. Full-color facsimile of the final version of the autograph dating from 1821, with moralistic warning of a trout being caught by a fisherman, metaphor for young women being chased by men. This particular autograph, the "fifth version" of the piece, was long unknown and it was not until 1975 that it appeared in the Schubert Complete Edition. Not generally the most performed version, it features a number of "earlier" melodic variants in a handful of passages and is the only version with a piano introduction. Introduction in Ger-Eng provides a detailed analysis of the five versions and the central problems relating to the compositional and performing practices of Schubert's day. Hardbound in decorative paper. A beautiful gift for any Schubert enthusiast. $58 (more info... ) [item no.9399]
[“Goethe” Lieder] Lieder von Goethe komponiert von Franz Schubert. Nachbildungen der Eigenschrift aus dem Besitz der Preußischen Staatsbibliothek. Herausgegeben von Georg Schünemann.
Berlin, 1943. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, 57, 32 pp. Fine 2-color photogravure of the autograph fair copy of “Gretchen am Spinnrade”; “Schäfers Klagelied”; “Rastlose Liebe”; “Geistes-Gruß”; “An Mignon”; “Nähe des Geliebten”; “Meeres Stille”; “Wandrers Nachlied”; “Der Fischer”; “Erster Verlust”; “Die Spinnerin”; “Heidenröslein”; “Wonne der Wehmut”; “Erlkönig”; “Der König in Thule”; & “Jägers Abendlied”. Introduction in Ger with numerous halftone illustrations. Extremely rare war-time publication. Quarter linen. $400 [item no.1914]
[“Goethe” Lieder] Sechzehn Goethe-Lieder. Faksimile-Ausgabe nach dem im Besitz der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek Berlin befindlichen Autograph. Wiedergabe im Originalformat. Anhang: Reprint des Erstdruckes des Liedes “Gretchen am Spinnrade”. Hrsg. von Peter Hauschild. Mit Beiheft: “Die Goethe-Lieder des jungen Schubert.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek, Peters. Leipzig, 1978. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 43, 36 pp. Fine 3-color collotype of the autograph fair copy of “Gretchen am Spinnrade”; “Schäfers Klagelied”; “Rastlose Liebe”; “Geistes-Gruß”; “An Mignon”; “Nähe des Geliebten”; “Meeres Stille”; “Wandrers Nachlied”; “Der Fischer”; “Erster Verlust”; “Die Spinnerin”; “Heidenröslein”; “Wonne der Wehmut”; “Erlkönig”; “Der König in Thule”; & “Jägers Abendlied”. On the suggestion of his friends the 19 year-old Schubert specially prepared this manuscript for Goethe, sending it to him in April 1816—with the intent of making the settings known to the poet and possibly enlisting his help in promoting them. Unfortunately the action was met by bitter disappointment as the great poet returned Schubert’s manuscript to Vienna without comment. Includes line-cut reproduction of the first edition of “Gretchen am Spinnrade” and commentary in Ger by Peter Hauschild. Handsome binding with beige linen boards and titles in red lettering. $166 (more info... ) [item no.562]
Der Graf von Gleichen. Oper in zwei Akten (D 918). Text von Eduard von Bauernfeld. Erstveröffentlichung der Handschrift des Komponisten aus dem Besitz der Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Ernst Hilmar mit einem Beitrag von Erich W. Partsch.
Veröffentlichungen des Internationalen Franz Schubert Instituts, 2. Tutzing, 1988. Oblong, 35 x 25 cm, xix, 72, i pp. Line-cut. Schubert’s last opera begun on June 19, 1827. Particell-sketch of Acts I-II, written on 2-5 staves with the voice parts, and in general, most of the instrumental parts. It has baffled scholars that Schubert took up the composition of this opera despite the fact that the libretto (by a close friend of the composer) was banned by the court censor, making its ultimate public performance highly unlikely. With reproductions of the watermarks. Handsome linen binding. $184 [item no.1968]
[Mass, E-flat major, D 950] Messe Nr.6 Es-Dur / Mass No.6 E-flat Major, D 950. Faksimile der autographen Partitur und der überliefer Entwürfe. Mit einer Einleitung von Walther Durr. [Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Mus. ms. autogr. Schubert 5, and Wiener Stadt- & Landesbibliothek, Vienna, MH 174/c & 107/c].
Documenta Musicologica, II/29. Kassel, 1996. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xviii, 168 pp. Halftone reproduction of the full score (complete working copy) completed in the summer of 1828, 6 months before the composer’s death. Includes all extant drafts. considered one of Schuberts most expressive sacred works. Commentary in Eng-Ger. Hardbound. $124 (more info... ) [item no.7313]
[Rosamunde, Romance, voice & piano, op.26, D.797/3b] Romanze aus dem romantischen Schauspiel “Rosamunde” für Singstimme und Klavier op.26 (D 797/3b). Faksimile der vom Komponisten revidierten Erstausgabe von 1824 aus dem Nachlaß von Caroline Esterházy. Herausgegeben von Robert O. de Clerq und Ernst Hilmar.
Veröffentlichungen des Internationalen Franz Schubert Instituts, Sonderdruck. Tutzing, 1991. Oblong, 4º, 20 pp. Reproduction of the first edition with autograph revisions. From the estate of Caroline Esterházy. Wrappers. $29 [item no.4182]
[Schäfers Klagelied, D 121, op.3,1] Schäfers Klagelied (D 121). Musiksammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Wien [Ms. 3267]. Wissenschaftliche Kommentar von Franz Grasberger.
Musica Manuscripta, II. Graz, 1978. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 4, 16 pp. Beautiful color halftone of the autograph fair copy, “first version”, dated 30 Nov. 1814. This lied with text by Goethe (“Da droben auf jenem Berg”)—a shepherd’s lament of lost love—is described by Otto Deutsch as Schubert’s first song. Introduction in Ger with reproduction of the title page of the first edition. Unopened copy with loose facsimile bifolo, in art paper folder. $30 (more info... ) [item no.564]
[Schwanengesang, complete, D.957] Schwanengesang. Facsimiles of the Autograph Score and Sketches, and Reprint of the First Edition. Edited by Martin Chusid. [Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms. Cary 63].
New Haven, 2000. Oblong, 36 x 29 cm, xxiv, 44 + 98, i pp. Halftone of Schubert’s 1828 autograph fair copy (actually comprising two separate manuscripts), together with reproductions of sketches for “Liebesbotschaft”, “Frühlingssehnsucht”, & “Die Taubenpost”, and the first edition of Tobias Haslinger, issued in 1829. Notes on the provenance of the manuscript by J. Rigbie Turner. Buckram. $160 (more info... ) [item no.7924]
[Schwanengesang, complete, D.957] A Companion to Schubert’s Schwanengesang. History, Poets, Analysis, Performance. Edited by Martin Chusid.
New Haven, 2000. 8º, 230 pp. Contains commentaries on each of the fourteen songs as well as essays on performing the song cycle, the three poets who wrote the lyrics (Rellstab, Heine, and Seidl), and issues surrounding the formal structure of the cycle and reordering of the Heine songs. Also included is the complete original German poetry with a new English translation and a critical examination of the existing literature about each song. Cloth. $35 [item no.7925]
[Songs, selections] Drei Schubert Lieder. [Der Rattenfänger, Der Schatzgräber, Heidenröslein]. 1829-1929. Dem Verband der Deutschen Musikalienhändler gewidmet von der Musikaliendruckerei C.G. Röder G.m.b.H., Leipzig. [Ms. formerly Musikbibliothek C.F. Peters].
Leipzig, 1929. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, 4 pp. Beautiful halftone of the autograph fair copy of D.255 and the first autograph copies of D.256 and 257. Dated August 19, 1815. Issued on the occasion of the centennial of the composer’s death. Wrappers. Rare. $120 [item no.3686]
[Songs, selections] Lieder mit Gitarrenbegleiitung / 39 Songs with Guitar Accompaniment. Faksimile aus der Handschrift des Franz von Schlechta herausgegeben von Stefan Hack / Facsimile of a Manuscript by Franz von Schlechta. Edited by Stefan Hackl.
Germolles-sur-Grosne, 2014. Oblong, 44 x 32 cm, 192 pp. Facsimile, with commentaries, of a historic document of the highest importance: a collection of 39 Schubert songs arranged for voice and guitar, transcribed by one of the composer's oldest and most faithful friends. It is not only the sole known source of one of Schubert’s compositions - Die Nacht - but moreover a unique testimony from the romantic age which once again calls attention to Schubert's relationship with the guitar. Commentary in Ger/Eng. Hardbound. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9442]
[Ständchen, alto, SSAA choir, piano, D.921, op.135] Ständchen für Contralt und Frauenstimmen. Deutsch: 921 (Op.135). Facsimile. [Musashino Ongaku Daigaku (Academia Musicae), Tokyo].
Tokyo, 1962. Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, 10, 12, ii pp. Halftone of the autograph, together with a new pratical edition and afterword (Jap-Ger) edited by Yoshio Ito. Limited edition of 500 copies. Cloth. Rare. $165 [item no.565]
[Winterreise, D.911] Winterreise (D 911). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender und einer Einführung von Michael Kube.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 31. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, 17, 74 pp. One of Schubert's greatest compositions, based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller. Full-color facsimile of the autograph—a treasure of the Pierpont Morgan Library—consisting of a mixture of fair copies and heavily emended first versions. The somber mood of the songs reflects a tragedy in a distant frozen landscape, with frozen tears, numbed feelings, a longing for death, each stage of the loss of love is sounded out by the somnambulistic text of Müller. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound (text adapted from B. Fassbaender) $189 (more info... ) [item no.9397]
SCHUMANN, Clara, 1819-1896 [Lieder, selection] [“Mein Stern”] Zwei Album Blätter von Robert und Clara Schumann für Pauline Decker geborene Schätzell.
Düsseldorf, c.1985. Oblong, 23 x 14 cm, 8 pp. Beautiful 3-color halftone in the original format. Together with the autograph of “Stille Liebe” by Robert Schumann. Limited edition. In folder. $25 [item no.1653]
SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856 [Lieder, selections] Liederalbum für Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient. Faksimile der Handschrift 4º Ms. Mus. 282 aus der Handschriftenabteilung der Landesbibliothek und Murhardschen Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel (Gesamthochschulbibliothek). Herausgegeben für die Kasseler Musiktage von Angelika Horstmann.
Kassel, 1994. Oblong, 30 x 25 cm, vii, 56 pp. Fine halftone of the Schumann’s dedication ms, in the hand of Schumann’s copyist Karl Gottschalk. Contents: “Widmung”, “Der Nußbaum”, “Die Lotosblume”, “Du bist wie eine Blume”, “Intermezzo”, “Waldesgesprach”, “Mondnacht”, “Schöne Fremde”, “Frühlingsnacht”, “Stille Liebe”, “Erstes Grün”, and from Clara Schumann: “Liebeszauber”, & “Ich hab’ in deinem Auge”. Hardbound. [item no.7214]
[Lieder, “Zwölf Gedichte nach Justinus Kerner”, op.35, selection, arr.] Zwei Lieder Robert Schumann; bearbeitet von Max Reger für tiefe Singstimme und Orgel ; mit einem Vorwort von Susanne Popp.
Stuttgart, 2011. 24 x 30 cm. Full-color reproduction of the Reger’s autograph Mus. Ms. 085, & Mus. Ms. 179, issued on the occasion of the bicentenary of Schumann’s birth. A curiosity arrangement of “Wer machte dich so krank?” (op.35, no.11) and “Alte Laute” (op.35, no.12—for organ and voice—showing Reger’s admiration for Schumann. Portfolio. $26 (more info... ) [item no.9229]
[Lieder, op.39] Musiksprache und Werkstruktur in Robert Schumanns “Liederkreis”. Mit dem Faksimile des Autographs. [Herausgegeben von] Herwig Knaus.
Schriften zur Musik, 27. Munich, 1974. 18 x 25 cm, 105, 30 pp. Halftone in reduced format. Introduction and analysis. Hardbound. $56 [item no.580]
[Lieder, op.48] Dichterliebe, opus 48. Liederkreis aus Heinrich Heines Buch der Liede. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 9. Laaber, 2005. 25 x 33 cm, 14, 44 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score (Mus. ms. autog. R. Schumann 16,2) issued on the occasion of “Schumann Year 2006”. Dichterliebe (”Poet’s Love”), a cycle of 20 settings on poetry by Heinrich Heine (“Book of Songs”), is undoubtedly Schumann’s masterpiece of song writing. It was written in the short period of a week, during what is called Schumann’s “year of songs”, 1840 (the same year as the Eichendorff Songs, op.30 Myrten, op.25, Frauenliebe und -leben, op.42 and Heine-Liederkreis op.24). The cycle was first performed by Julius Stockhausen with Brahms accompanying at the piano. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. $117 (more info... ) [item no.8625]
[Lieder, op.74] Spanisches Liederspiel op.74. Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn.
Patrimonia, 170. Berlin, 1999. 21 x 28 cm, 23, with 9 illus pp. Special publication issued on the occasion of the acquisition of the autograph. Commentary by Michael Naumann & Siegfried Kross. Wrappers. $25 [item no.8096]
[Lieder, op.79, no.18] [“Schneeglöckchen klingen wieder”] Kinderlieder von Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Liederalbum für die Jugend, Op.79, no. 18: Frühlingslied. [Ms. Stadt- und Landesbibl. Dortmund].
Reihe der Jahresgaben der Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund. Dortmund, 1957. 2-color halftone. Consists of the musical setting (for voice and piano) and 3 strophes of the poem. Limited edition of 700 copies. $35 [item no.582]
[Quartet, SATB, piano, WoO 26,4] Die Orange und Myrthe hier (1853; WoO 26,4) für Vokalquartett und Pianoforte. Faksimile des Autographs und Urtextausgabe herausgegeben von Christoph Dohr mit einem Vorwort von Irmgard Knechtiges-Obrecht.
Köln-Rheinkassel, 1996. 4º, iv, 4, 4 pp. Halftone of the autograph score for soprano, alto, tenor, bass quartet with piano accompaniment. With new practical edition. This music gem has a wonderful and touching history. On Sept. 12, 1853 the Schumanns celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary, and the day after was Clara’s 34th birthday. On this day Robert sent Clara on an errand in order to prepare a special birthday surprise: the secret delivery of a new grand piano from the Düsseldorf piano maker Johann Bernhard Klems (it had an English action that Clara had praised). For the occasion he set to music a poem he had written in 1840—“Die Orange und Myrthe hier”—and lined up four singers to perform the work. The original (1840) poem was written to accompany a bridal present to Clara, also a piano, on which there laid a wreath made of orange blossoms and myrtle, traditional bridal symbols in Germany. Wrappers. $29 (more info... ) [item no.7644]
[Album for the Young, piano, op.68] Album für die Jugend op. 68. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Schumannhauses, Zwickau. Mit einem Kommentar von Michael Beiche.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 43. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 25 x 20 cm, xx, 100 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. $149 [item no.9509]
[Sketchbooks] Studies and Sketches. Dresden Sketchbook. Edited by Reinhold Dusella and Matthias Wendt; Pocket Notebook. Edited by Bernhard R. Appel, Kazuko Ozawa-Müller and Matthias Wendt.
Schumann New Edition of the Complete Works, VII/3/4. Mainz, 1998 24 x 31 cm, xviii, 159 pp. Halftone of the “Dresden Sketchbook” (Dresdener Skizzenheft), the only geniune sketchbook that survives of Robert Schumann containing music for op. 61, 81, 68, 66 and some unidentified compositions, and the “Pocket Sketchbook” (Taschennotizbuch), a small book the composer carried with him from the end of 1848 to the beginning of 1849, containing memoranda about things to be taken care of, travel plans, notes on correspondence and music sketches to op. 61, 75, 76, 79, 82, 85, 91, 101,102, 114, 145, 146, WoO 3, plus some unidentified works. Complete transcriptions with notes in Ger-Eng. Linen. $202 (more info... ) [item no.6840]
SHIELD, William, 1748-1829 The Choleric Fathers.
Huntingdon, n.d. Line-cut of the London, 1785 vocal score. Wrappers. $24 [item no.8270]
SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri, 1906-1975 [Symphony no.13, op.113, Bb minor, “Babi Yar”] Simfonija no.13 Partitura. Faksimile / Symphony No.13. Score. Facsimile.
Moscow, 2006. 24 x 32 cm, 196 pp. Facsimile edition of the autograph full score issued on the ocassion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. A poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a young, but already very well-known poet at that time, called “Babi Yar”, served as the stimulus for beginning work on the symphony. Babi Yar is a ravine on the northwest outskirts of Kiev, where, carrying out Hitler’s plans to execute the “final solution”, the German troops who occupied Ukraine shot approximately 100,000 Jews in 1941-1943. Shostakovich writes: “I am in some quandary... I don’t know who will be able to sing it. ...But in the meantime, I came up with the idea of writing something else along the same lines to Yevtushenko’s words. His little volume of poetry is making me think about writing a symphony in which “Babi Yar” will be the first or second movement. ...I hope Yevtushenko will now write me the poem I asked for. This is how the 13th Symphony is taking shape”. The work experienced unexpected twists and turns during its emergence and development of its central idea, and by dramatic upheavals in the fate of the finished work. After its premiere, the performance of this symphony was long banned, and it was never published in the author's homeland in its original and unadulterated form. This high-quality reproduction makes this masterpiece accessible for the first time in its authentic form and gives us a glimpse into the composer’s creative process. The introductory article by Manashir Jakubov (Rus-Eng) gives the first detailed account of the composition and premiere of this symphony. Cloth. $350 (more info... ) [item no.8766]
SIBELIUS, Jean, 1865-1957 Luonnotar op. 70. Facsimile of the Autograph Score and the Piano Reduction / Faksimile der autographen Partitur und des Klavierauszugs. Edited by T. Virtanen.
Jean Sibelius Werke. Wiesbaden, 2015. 25 x 32 cm, 88 pp. Special edition issued on the occasion of the 150th birthday of the composer. The large orchestral song Luonnotar is considered one of the boldest works of Jean Sibelius. This alone would be reason enough to print the autograph sources (full score and piano reduction) as a color facsimile for the Sibelius Anniversary Year 2015. In addition, the autograph score also has a special significance for the transmission: it ensured the survival of the entire work after World War II; the source material for the printer compiled by Breitkopf & Härtel had been destroyed in an air-raid bombing in 1943. The meticulously elucidated volume is the first complete facsimile edition of an orchestral work by Jean Sibelius – a milestone in Sibelius editorial history that meaningfully supplements the complete edition Jean Sibelius Works as a truly special volume. Linen. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9430]
SMETANA, Bedrich, 1824-1884 [Bartered Bride, piano-vocal score] Prodaná nevesta. Komicka zpivohra ve 3 jednanuh. Slova ad K. Sabiny. [Narodni Museum, Prague, mus. ms. Sign. vii. D 55].
Prague, 1923. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, 218 pp. Line-cut of the autograph vocal score. Quarter cloth with coverboards in antique paper. Rare. $250 [item no.590]
[Bartered Bride, piano 4 hand-vocal score] Prodaná nevesta. První Nácrtek Bedricha Smetany. [Museum Bedricha Smetany, Prague, mus. ms. inv.c.4. Sign. Tr. xii(3)].
Prague, 1944. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, xviii, 60, 16 pp. Piano 4-hand arrangement. 2-color facsimile issued on the occasion of the centenary of the composer’s birth. Introduction and commentary in Czech by Mirko OcΩadlík. Linen. $95 [item no.591]
Zápisník motivu Bedricha Smetany.
Prague, 1942. 24 x 30 cm, 8, 50, 22 pp. 2-color facsimile of the composer’s sketchbook-thematic catalog compiled between 1858 & 1880. Includes a broad selection of numbers from his operas. Afterword, tables, and analysis by Mirko OcΩadlík. Limited edition of 1000. Hardbound. $125 [item no.593]
SPONTINI, Gasparo, 1774-1851 Fernand Cortez, ou La conquête du Méxique, tragédie lirique en 3 actes.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/130. Bologna, 1969. 26 x 36 cm, 2 vols: 656, iii pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1809 edition (full score). Afterword in It by Gabriella Tonnarelli. Laid paper. Hardbound, in 2 vols. $294 [item no.4031]
STOCKHAUSEN, Karlheinz, 1928-2007 Gesang der Jünglinge. Elektronische Musik. Faksimile-Edition 2001. 1955-1956. Werk Nr.8.
Kürten, 2001. 4°, 308 pp. Gesang der Jünglinge or "Song of the Youths" is often cited as the the first masterpiece of electronic music. A product of Stockhausen's early mature years (after studies at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, classes with Frank Martin and private studies in Paris with Messiaen and Milhaud), this iconic piece was realized in 1955–56 at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Studio in Cologne just recently established by Herbert Eimert. The work comes from a period of absorption with phonics, acoustics, and information theory. The autograph "score" reproduced here in full color and which includes numerous “sketches”, is like no other document in the history of music; it consists of a wide variety carefully drawn charts and graphs (including the traditional pentagram). It integrates electronic sounds with the human voice by means of matching voice resonances with pitch and creating sounds of phonemes electronically. Hardbound with photo of Stockhausen on the cover. $360 (more info... ) [item no.9300]
STORACE, Stephen, 1762-1796 The Haunted Tower.
Huntingdon, n.d. Xerographic reproduction of the London, 1789 vocal score. Wrappers. $24 [item no.8272]
Huntingdon, n.d. Xerographic reproduction of the London, 1794 vocal score. Wrappers. $16 [item no.8273]
Huntingdon, n.d. Xerographic reproduction of the London, 1796 vocal score. Wrappers. $35 [item no.8274]
Huntingdon, n.d. Xerographic reproduction of the London, 1792 vocal score. Wrappers. $25 [item no.8275]
Huntingdon, n.d. Xerographic reproduction of the London, 1793 vocal score. Wrappers. $8 [item no.8276]
STRAUSS, Richard, 1864-1949 Wer hat’s gethan? (H. v. Gilm). Erstausgabe des Liedes mit vollständigem Faksimile, sowie Nachwort von Willi Schuh. [Ms. The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York].
Tutzing, 1974. 25 x 34 cm, 15, with 2 pp. Halftone. Together with performing edition. Wrappers with handsome cloth covering. $27 [item no.609]
“Wir beide wollen springen”. Ein Meisterlied aus der Zeit des Jugendstils gedichtet von Otto Julius Bierbaum, komponiert von Richard Strauss, illustriert von Julius Diez. [Ms. Städtische Musikbibl. Munich].
Tutzing, 1968. 30 x 38 cm, 20, 4, 1 (extra-large) pp. Photographs of composer, poet and illustrator as well as autograph of original poem. Special edition of 400. Edited and introduction by Alfons Ott. With protective slip cover. $35 [item no.610]
STRAVINSKY, Igor, 1882-1971 Stravinsky's Pulcinella: A Facsimile of the Sources and Sketches. Maureen A. Carr.
Music in Facsimile. Madison, 2010. 23 x 31 cm, ix, 433 pp (250 plates). Halftone monochrome reproduction of all the known musical sources and sketches for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella (1919-1920) from the combined holdings of the Paul Sacher Stiftung and the British Library. The commentary addresses the genesis of the idea for Pulcinella, the sources chosen and discarded by Stravinsky, compositional process and the collaboration of Pabla Picasso and choreographer Léonide Massine in shaping the work. Includes additional essays by Lynn Garafola, Ulrich Mosch, Jeanne Chenault Porter and Richard Taruskin. Wrappers, with colorful artwork. $180 (more info... ) [item no.9270]
SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur Seymour, 1842-1900 The Absent-Minded Beggar. Song. Special Edition de Luxe. Being a Fac-simile Reproduction of the Original Manuscript. [Ms. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York].
London, 1902. Oblong, 4°, 8 pp. Line-cut of the autograph fair copy. Sullivan found the irregular meter of the words of this song awkward to set, remarking, "It puzzled me to compose Gilbert's ‘I have a song to sing, O’, but that was child's play compared to the task of setting Kipling's lines." The setting was completed on 5th November, 1899 and the first performance, by John Coates, took place eight days later at the Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square, with Sullivan conducting. The song was published by Enoch & Sons for The Daily Mail, 1899, the proceeds being used to help the dependants of soldiers fighting in the Boer War. The manuscript was auctioned for £500, which helped to swell the fund and a facsimile "Special Edition de Luxe" issued. The song proved extremely popular, but brought disapproval from those who thought Sullivan had wasted his genius on such trivia. In his obituary of Sullivan in the Cornhill magazine of March 1901, Fuller Maitland would write: "...how can the composer of Onward, Christian Soldiers and The Absent-Minded Beggar claim a place in the hierarchy of music among the men who would face death rather than smirch their singing-robes for the sake of fleeting popularity?" (Gilbert & Sullivan Archive). Original wrappers, minor repair on hinge. Rare. $125 [item no.8764]
(Allen, Reginald) Presenting in Word & Song, Score & Deed the Life and Work of Sir Arthur Sullivan. Composer for Victorian England from “Onward, Christian Soldier” to Gilbert & Sullivan Opera. Fully Illustrated & Annotated. Compiled by Reginald Allen in Collaboration with Gale R. D’Luhy.
New York, 1975. 21 x 29 cm, 215, with 88 illus pp. Numerous halftones of letters and autographs. Catalog for the exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 13 February to 20 April 1975, drawn from the unparalleled holdings of the library. One of the most exhaustive documentary studies on the composer to date. Handsomely bound in linen. As new. $45 [item no.618]
TARCHI, Angelo, c.1760-1814 [“Che soave zefiretto”, Le nozze di Figaro] In, Yves Lenoir, “Les Noces de Figaro: l’affaire Tarchi-Mozart”. [Biblioteca, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Ms. fonds Noseda, L. 27.2, 11.318].
Mélanges de Musicologie 1, Publications d’histoire de l’art et d’archéologie de l’Université Catholique de Louvain, IV. Louvain, 1974. Oblong, 25 x 15 cm, 83, i, 15 pp. Line-cut of a contemporary ms copy. Scored for 2 vln, 2 fln, hn, vla, bsn, vc and 2 high voices. Wrappers. $28 [item no.2335]
TÜRK, Daniel Gottlob, 1756-1813 Lieder und Gedichte aus dem Sigwart. Leipzig und Halle, Auf Kosten des Autors. 1780. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 38. Stuttgart, 2006. Oblong, 28 x 20 cm, 40 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin & Halle, edition. Charming edition comprising 18 settings for voice with keyboard accompaniment. Coverboards in marbled paper with pasted title etikette. $35 [item no.8665]
VERDI, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 [Mass for Rossini] Libera me, Domine. Messe per Rossini. Facsimile dell’autografo.
Parma, 1988. 32 x 45 cm, viii, 80 pp. For orchestra and chorus. Superb full-color halftone of the autograph full score in the original loose folio format. Composed in 1869 as the last movement (no.13) of a Mass commissioned to 13 Italian composers in homage to Rossini and for the commemoration of the first anniversary of his death. Importantly, Verdi’s contribution become a point of departure for the Requiem taken up at a much later date. Preface by Francesco Cossiga & commentary by Pierluigi Petrobelli. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies. Handsome portfolio with linen spine and printed paper boards. $145 (more info... ) [item no.2890]
[Mass for Rossini] Messa per Rossini: La storia, il testo, la musica a cura di Michele Girardi e Pierluigi Petrobelli.
Quaderni dell’Istituto di Studi Verdiani, 5. Parma, 1988. 8º, 166 pp. Commentary to above. Includes notes on the history, text and music of Libera me. Contents: Philip Gossett: Omaggio a (liberazione da) Rossini; Carlo Matteo Mossa: Una Messa per la storia ; Appendici; Markus Engelhardt: Un opuscoletto di poche pagine ; Appendici; Pierluigi Petrobelli: Il testo della Messa per Rossini; Julian Budden: Il linguaggio musicale della Messa per Rossini; Marcello Conati: L'orchestra della Messa per Rossini: appunti e considerazioni in margine; David Rosen: La Messa a Rossini e il Requiem per Manzoni; Michele Girardi: I compositori della Messa per Rossini. Wrappers. $33 [item no.3167]
La musica vocale da camera nelle prime edizioni (Milano, 1838-80). A cura di G. D’Angelo e P. Troian.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/108. Bologna, 2013. 4°, 218 pp. Line-cut of the Ricordi editions, 1838-1880. These chamber romanzes basically belong to the period dating from his final departure from Busseto immediately following the success of Nabucco. This music gives us a glimpse of Verdi`s formative training, his first points of reference in music terms, and in a larger sense, literature and culture. These works also shed light on his circle of friends and acquaintances, and on the cultural and political milieu in Milan. Wrappers, in portfolio. $73 (more info... ) [item no.9328]
Otello. L’Otello di Verdi e Casa Ricordi / Verdi’s Otello and Casa Ricordi. Saggi/Essays by Gabriele Dotto, Maria Pia Ferraris, Mercedes Viale Ferrero. A cura di/Edited by Ilaria Narici. [Casa Ricordi Milan].
[Archivio Storico Ricordi]. Milan, 2002. 28 x 36 cm, 6 vols, 971 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score in 4 volumes as preserved in the Ricordi archives; a portfolio containing the facsimile of the 2 fascicles of the ballet music and finale III (Paris, 1894) and a volume on the history and iconography of the opera. Deluxe bibliophile edition of 100 numbered copies. Quarter leather with paper boards (after the original) , in 2 clamshell cloth cases. (publisher’s price: euro 5,288--please inquire for SPECIAL OMI price). (more info... ) [item no.8178]
Per il “Re Lear”. Facsimile dell’autografo a cura di Gabriella Carrara Verdi.
Parma, 2002. 29 x 42 cm, 194 pp. Deluxe facsimile—issued on the occasion of the centenary of Verdi’s death—reproducing all the surviving source material for Lear, mainly the heavily marked-up libretto drafts of Cammarano and Somma, as well as pertinent correpondence, including full transcriptions. Sometimes referred to as the composer’s “missing masterpiece”, Verdi first thought of making an operatic King Lear in June of 1843. In 1848, after Cammarano agreed to do the libretto, Verdi writes to him: “Re Lear as a play is so vast and interwoven that it would seem to be impossible to fashion an opera from it. But, examining it closely it seems that the challenges, though large, are not insurmountable. You know that you should not treat this play using forms and methods that are familiar, but rather should treat it in an entirely new manner, one that is vast and shows no regard for customary forms”. Unfortunately Cammarano’s first draft turned out to be unwieldy and when the librettist died in 1852 Verdi turned to Antonio Somma to revise it. There were various roadblocks, one was who would sing the role. In a letter of 1853 Verdi states, to do Re Lear, “one would need an artist baritone in every sense of that phrase, for example, as was Giorgio Ronconi”. Yet Ronconi was not performing. Presumably Verdi did write some music for Lear and when the Paris Opera approached him in 1865 the idea of Lear was considered: “Re Lear is magnificent, sublime, pathetic, but it does not have enough scenic splendor for the Paris Opera.” (Don Carlo was chosen instead). Beautiful bibliophile edition, limited to 420 copies, printed on fine natural paper, with marbled paper boards and linen spine. (text adapted from Fred Plotkin) $170 (more info... ) [item no.9123]
[Rigoletto, sketches] Rigoletto. Ristampa anastatica dell’abbozzo autografo.
Bologna, 1978. 31 x 42 (2º) cm, 56 pp., Line-cut of the autograph sketches. Laid paper, with portfolio. $51 [item no.644]
La Traviata. Schizzi e abbozzi autografi / Autograph Sketches and Drafts. A cura di / Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta.
Parma, 2000. 30 x 41 cm, 8, 78, 222 pp. Deluxe color facsimile of the holograph issued on the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Marks the first time that a draft of a complete opera is presented in facsimile and transcription, making it available to scholars and performers. The draft contains pages that involve different phases of the creative process and reveal the hard work of the composer to reach a satisfactory solution. Scholarly commentary in Eng-It. Handsome clamshell case in cloth. (reg. $528) $495 (more info... ) [item no.7873]
[Works, selections, mss] Gli autografi del Museo Teatrale alla Scala/The Autographs of the Museo Teatrale alla Scala.
Milan, 2000. 4º, 9 vols, 479, incl. 123 pp. Deluxe publication of the Museo Teatrale alla Scala on the 100th anniversary of Verdi’s death. Many of the compositions included in this facsimile appear now for the first time. They belong to the collection of MSS and documents of the Museo Teatrale alla Scala and bring to light the youthful compositions of the composer and their connection with Milan, a city where Verdi’s artistic and cultural personality was formed and the place where he ended his days. Works: Sinfonie (ed. Roberta Marvin), Tantum ergo, 1837 (ed. Dino Rizzo), Il trovatore, 1852 (ed. Jesse Rosenberg), Otello, 1887-1888 (ed. Damien Colas), Notturno, 1839 (ed. Marco Marica), Nabucodonosor, 1842 (ed. Roger Parker), Romanza, 1846 (ed. Emanuele Senici), Cupo è il Sepolcro e Mutolo, 1843 (ed. Antonio Rostagno). Each of these titles, independently bound, consists of introduction, transcription, & critical commentary. Clamshell case in cloth. $350 (more info... ) [item no.7866]
VITZTHUMB, Ignace, 1724-1816 Recueils d’ariettes. Bruxelles, 1775-1777. Introduction Marie Cornaz.
Musica Bruxellensis, V. Brussels, 2009. 4˚. 2 vols, 302 pp. Line-cut of the Brussels, 1775-1777 editions. 72 arias from popular operas (Fridzeri, Gluck, Gossec, Grétry, Monsigny & Philidor) arranged for voice, two violins & bc. Preface in Fr-Eng. Wrappers. $76 (more info... ) [item no.9245]
VOGLER, Georg Joseph, 1749-1814 Gustav Adolf och Ebba Brahe. Lyrisches Drama in drei Akten. Text: Johan Henrik Kellgren. Klavierauzug von P.C. Boman. Faksimile. Herausgegeben von Martin Tegen.
Monumenta Musicae Suecicae, 7. Stockholm, 1973. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, xxxiv, 199 pp. First performed in Stockholm, 1788, this is one of the most important operas of the Gustavian period. Line-cut of the piano vocal score drawn up and carefully copied by Per Conrad Boman (1804-61), Swedish writer and composer. Introduction in Swe-Ger. Wrappers. $95 [item no.658]
WAGNER, Richard, 1813-1883 [Lieder, “Matthilde Wesendonck”, WWV 91A] “Wesendonk-Lieder”, Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme mit Pianoforte-Begleitung (WWV 91). Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Nationalarchivs der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth. Mit einem Kommentar von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 25. Laaber, 2012. 27 x 35 cm, xviii, 22 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph (piano & voice) of the work that served as the model for Tristan. Individual settings are “Stehe still”, “Der Engel”, “Schmerzen”, “Im Treibhause”, and “Träume”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $111 (more info... ) [item no.9291]
[Meistersinger, selection] “Schusterlied” aus der Oper “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”. Früheste Reinschrift (WWV deest). Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Wiener Stadt- und Landes Bibliothek. Herausgegeben von Ernst Hilmar.
Tutzing, 1988. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 20, 2 pp. 3-color halftone of the earliest fair copy of this song, executed on two staves on beautiful music paper with border decorations in gold. Dedicated to the Viennese doctor and Wagner supporter, Josef Standthartner. Historical introduction in Ger with a contribution on the genesis of Die Meistersinger. Photographs and documents in facsimile, along with the 1862 sketch of the “Schusterlied”. Wrappers, with distinctive brown textured slipcover & white lettering. $59 (more info... ) [item no.1713]
[Meistersinger, libretto] Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Faksimile der Reinschrift des Textbuchs von 1862 mit einem Aufsatz zur Entstehung von Egon Voss.
Mainz, 1983. 22 x 31 cm, 19, 82 pp. Line-cut of Wagner’s fair copy of the libretto. Cloth. $43 [item no.665]
[Meistersinger, source material] Buch von der Meister-Singer holdseligen Kunst: (Aus, De civitate Noribergensi commentatio, Altdorf 1697). Nachwort von Horst Brunner.
Litterae, 38. Göppingen, 1975. 15 x 22 cm, 140, 25 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1697 edition. Wagner relied on Johann Christoph Wagenseil’s “Von der Meister-Singer Holdseligen Kunst”—pp. 436-576 of “De civitate Noribergensi”—for information on the customs of Nuremberg’s celebrated 16th-c. Guild of Meistersingers when composing his Die Meistersingers von Nürnberg. With the help of Wagenseil’s treatise Wagner was able to recreate a convincing 16th-century musical and cultural atmosphere, including the use of the historical figure of Hans Sachs; the musical depictions for the most part are Wagner’s own invention. This reprint includes an afterword by Horst Brunner who elucidates the Meistersinger tradition. Wrappers. $65 [item no.9501]
[Tristan & Isolde, WWV 90] Tristan & Isolde (WWV 90). Facsimile of the Autograph Score from the National Archive of the Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth. With a Commentary by Ulrich Konrad.
Documenta Musicologica, II/45. Kassel, 2012 29.5 x 41 cm, 354, 17, 20 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth. In addition to the complete score, the edition includes the autograph concert ending of the Vorspiel as well as three pages that Wagner rejected while composing and later used for sketches. While working on the score to Tristan und Isolde, Richard Wagner expressed his excitement and elation about his new musical drama. Indeed, the radical originality of the work proved to be both unique and forward-looking: Over 150 years ago it signified the dawn of the modern era and to this day it has not lost any of its fascination. Throughout his life, Richard Wagner was proud of his even clear handwriting, always striving to produce manuscripts of a high calligraphic standard. The Tristan manuscript is an example of this but it also bears traces of his working process. It is precisely this aspect of the autograph that makes it fascinating. Reading it, one is witness to Wagner’s highly-concentrated, powerful and relentless writing. It evokes the aura of a singular individual. Commentary in Eng-Ger. Hardbound, with leather spine and decorative paper boards. $840 (more info... ) [item no.9296]
WALKER, William, 1809-1875 The Southern Harmony by William Walker. Edited by Glenn C. Wilcox. First Line Index by Charles L. Atkins.
Los Angeles, 1966. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, viii, 366 pp. Line-cut of the Philadelphia, 1854 edition. Hardbound. $35 [item no.7549]
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Containing a Choice Collection of Tunes, Hymns, Psalms, Odes, and Anthems Selected from the Most Eminent Authors in the United States and Well Adapted to Christian Churches of Every Denomination, Singing Schools, and Private Societies. Edited by Glenn C. Wilcox.
Lexington, 1987. Oblong, 23 x 16 cm, xiv, 366, viii pp. Line-cut of the Philadelphia, 1854 edition. Hardbound. $20 [item no.2879]
WALTON, William, 1902-1983 Façade 2. Poems by Edith Sitwell. Music by William Walton. Facsimile.
London, . Square, 29 x 29 cm, 26, 5 pp. Line-cut of the composer’s 1977 revised and reordered version. Consists of 8 settings of Sitwell’s poetry for small orchestra and reciter. Wrappers. $25 [item no.666]
WEBER, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826 Der Freischütz (Partitur). Nachbildung des Autographs aus dem Besitz der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Mit Nachwort herausgegeben von Georg Knepler.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1979. Oblong, 32 x 25 cm, 270 + 24, ix pp. (Rpt. of Berlin, 1943 edition). Halftone of the autograph score including tipped-in 24 page score of the “Romanze ed aria”, No. 13. Does not include the extra illustrations of the 1943 edition. Linen. $283 [item no.668]
Der Freischütz (Partitur). Nachbildung des Autographs aus dem Besitz der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Mit Nachwort herausgegeben von Georg Knepler.
Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek Peters. Leipzig, 1979. 32 x 25 cm, 294, ix pp. (Rpt. of Berlin, 1943 edition). Halftone reproduction of entire score including tipped-in 24 page score of the “Romanze ed aria”, No. 13. Does not include the 23 illustrations of the 1943 edition. Deluxe edition in full leather. $396 [item no.669]
WEBERN, Anton, 1883-1945 Sketches (1926-1945). Facsimile Reproductions from the Composer’s Autograph Sketchbooks in the Moldenhauer Archive. Commentary by Ernst Krenek with a Foreword by Hans Moldenhauer.
New York, 1968. Oblong, 37 x 30 cm, 16, 47 pp. Fine line-cut reproduction of the autograph. Webern made preliminary drafts for his compositions which show stages of evolution and the unending thought and care that he bestowed upon them. While Stravinsky called the finished products “those dazzling diamonds”, this volume allows us a glimspe into the composer’s workshop. These fascinating sketches, extracted from five sketchbooks from the Webern Archive, illustrate the meticulous step-by-step process of the composer’s 12-tone technique. Compositions include op.19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 31 and several unidentified works. Handsome binding in beige and brown linen, with slipcase. $50 (more info... ) [item no.671]
WEILL, Kurt, 1900-1950 Die Dreigroschenoper. A Facsimile of the Holograph Full Score. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. Edited by Edward Harsh.
The Kurt Weill Edition, IV/1. New York, 1996. 30 x 39 cm, [viii], 151 pp. Beautiful color reproduction of the autograph score. Initiates the complete works edition of Kurt Weill. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $225 (more info... ) [item no.7232]
WOLF, Hugo, 1860-1903 Das Mausfallen-Sprüchlein. Faksimile. Mit einer Einleitung von Franz Grasberger.
Tutzing, 1968. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, 9, 2 pp. Beautiful 2-color halftone of Wolf’s 1882 autograph. Binding in decorative paper. $18 [item no.676]
ZELTER, Karl Friedrich, 1758-1832 [Das Gastmahl, “Viele Gaeste wünsch ich”] Goethe–Zelter. Das Gastmahl. [Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, mus. ms. autogr. K.F. Zelter 15].
Berlin, 1990. 21 x 30 cm, 4 pp. Line-cut of a rare ms that features Goethe’s handwriting of the text, side by side with Zelter’s musical setting. Issued on the occasion of the first joint festival of the members of the Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz and the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek. With introduction by Eveline Bartlitz and a transcription of the 8 strophes of the poem. In folder. $25 [item no.4023]
[Lieder] Sämmtliche Lieder, Balladen und Romanzen für das Piano-Forte.
Dokumentation zur Geschichte des Deutschen Liedes, 4. Hildesheim, 1984. 8º, 122 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, 1811-12 editions. 4 issues in 1 vol. $37 [item no.4666]
[Lieder] Fünfzehn ausgewählte Lieder. Mit einer Einleitung herausgegeben von Moritz Bauer.
Veröffentlichungen der Musik-Bibliothek Paul Hirsch, VI. Berlin, 1924. Oblong, 31 x 25 cm, 14, 48 pp. Not a facsimile, but a beautiful bibliophile edition of a selection of pieces (13 on poetry by Goethe) by one of the great masters of German Lied before Schubert. Contents: Wer kauft Liebesgötter; Vanitas vanitatum vanitas; Mailied; Das Veilchen; Die Spröde; Die Bekehrte;
Hochzeitlied; Ständchen; Erster Verlust; Christel; Wanderers Nachtlied (Der du von dem Himmel bist); Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt; Heiß mich nicht reden; Wanderers Nachtlied (Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh); Blumengruß. Limited edition of 400 numbered copies on handmade laid paper. Coverboards in marbled paper. Rare. $125 [item no.1953]
ZUMSTEEG, Johann Rudolf, 1760-1802 [Lieder, Op.4] Sechs Lieder mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op.4.
Mainz, 1990. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 10 pp. Line-cut of the Schott edition. Includes the songs “Die Kapelle”, “Morgenfreude”, “Religion”, “An meine Zither”, “Der Sternenhimmel”, and “Lied in der Ferne”. Wrappers. $10 [item no.4088]
COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES [Album, Marie von Sayn-Wittgenstein] Das Album der Prinzessen Marie von Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Patrimonia, 179. Berlin, 2000. 21 x 27 cm, 48 pp. Reproduces, in color, 10 pages from the exquisite Album of Princess Marie von Sayn-Wittgenstein, whose family was a great patron of the arts. The album comprises material dating from 1847 to 1859 and includes autographs on presentation paper by Liszt, Berlioz, Rubinstein, Wagner, Smetana, Cornelius, Draeseke, Séroff and Joachim. Comprehensive notes (in Ger) by Mária Eckhardt. Wrappers. $20 (more info... ) [item no.8151]
Der bethende und singende Katholick [bey Anhörung des h. Meßopfers zur Erbauung christkatholischer Landkirchen]. Reichsstift Roggenburg 1782/ Druck Wagner Ulm. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 30. Stuttgart, 2004. 17 x 22 cm, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Ulm, 1782 edition. Includes 6 strophic settings for two voices and bc. Hardbound in marbled paper. $20 [item no.8406]
[Colombian salon music] La música en las publicaciones periódicas Colombianas del seglo XIX (1848-1860). Ellie Anne Duque.
Bogotá, 1998. 4º, 2 vols, 93, 64 pp + audio CD. Halftone of popular salon music published in newspapers in Colombia 1848-1860, together with modern edition. Fascinating glimpse into the Colombian music scene and the earliest development of a distinct Colombian style. Music by Santos Quijano, Julio Quevedo, José T. Andrade, Daniel Figueroa, I.F., J.T., Atanasio Bello, Mercedes Campuzano, J. Fco. Agudelo, Joaquín Guarín, M. de Quijano, Ma. del Carmen Cordovez, M.M. Párraga, & Juan C. Osorio. CD recording: Harold Martina, on restored 1872 Steinway. $60 [item no.7613]
Flint, James. A Selection of Popular Sacred Songs Arranged with Accompaniments for the Spanish Guitar. With an Introduction by Peter Danner.
Boston, 1984. 4º, iv, 9 pp. Line-cut of the Boston, 1837 edition. 10 popular religious pieces intended for home use. Composers include George James Webb, George Kinsley, Oliver Shaw. Two numbers are based on music by Mozart and Haydn. Historical introduction. Wrappers. $8 [item no.3209]
[Germany] 157 alte und neue Lieder mit Bildern und Singweisen herausgegeben von L. Richter, A.E. Marschner, F. Pocci und A. Jürgens. 62 Studentenlieder, 31 Soldatenlieder und 64 Volkslieder.
Mainz, 1981. 14 x 19 cm, 205 pp. Beautiful halftone of the Leipzig, 1847 edition. Important anthology of popular songs from the first half the the 19th-c. With rich illustrations representing the finest of 19th-c. engraving technique. Handsome binding in decorative paper. $17 [item no.1620]
[Germany] Narrhalla-Lieder mit Bildern und Singweisen.
Mainz, 1981. 14 x 18 cm, 176 pp. Line-cut of the Mainz, 1842 edition. 59 popular songs for Fasching and other occasions. Wrappers. $9 [item no.1621]
[Geramny] Unser Liederbuch. Die beliebtesten Kinderlieder ausgewählt von Friedrike Merck, mit Bildern von Ludwig von Zumbusch, für Kinderstimmen gesetz von Fritz Volbach.
Mainz, 1982. Oblong, 26 x 21 cm, 48 pp. Beautiful full-color halftone of the Mainz, 1900-02 edition. Contains 39 of the most popular children’s songs from the turn of the century. Exquisite illustrations. Hardbound. $17 [item no.1622]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, parts 1-7] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant: Cinti-Damoreau - Concone - Conservatoire - Crescentini (1-2) - Duprez - Fétis - Garaudé - Garcia (père - fils) - Lablache - Panofka (1-2) - Panserson (1-2) - Romagnesi - Rossini. 7 volumes réalisés par Jeanne Roudet.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 7 vols, 2,512 pp. Line-cut. Collection of theoretical writings on voice from the Romantic period, arranged chronologically, from Cinti to Rossini. Indispensable resource for singers and theorists. Wrappers. $630 [item no.8526]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, part 1] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume I: Méthode du Conservatoire - Crescentini.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 376 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $115 [item no.8511]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, part 2] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume II: Crescentini -Garaudé.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 408 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $124 [item no.8512]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, part 3] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume III: Garcia (père) - Duprez - Rossini.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 360 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $115 [item no.8513]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, part 4] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume IV: Garcia (fils) - Cinti-Damoreau - Concone.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 384 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $115 [item no.8514]
[Methods, voice, integrale source,part 5] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume V: Lablache - Romagnesi.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 168 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $65 [item no.8515]
[Methods, voice, integrale source, part 6] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume VI: Panseron.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, c.400 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $124 [item no.8516]
[Methods, voice, integrale source,part 7] Chant. Les grandes méthodes romantiques de chant. . . Volume VII: Panofka - Fétis.
Méthodes et Traités, II. Courlay, 2005. 4º, 416 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $124 [item no.8517]
The Missouri Harmony, or, a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, and Anthems. An Introduction to the Grounds and Rudiments of Music by Allen D. Carden; to which is Added a Supplement; Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Shirley Bean.
Lincoln, 1994. Oblong, 8º, xx, 240 pp. Line-cut of the Phillips and Reynolds 9th edition, Cincinnati, 1846. The most popular of all frontier tunebooks, with a history going back to 1820, when singing master Allen Carden introduced it into his St. Louis school. The 185 selections were compiled from earlier tunebooks and consist of old favorites used in churches and singing schools. Wrappers. $12 [item no.7009]
The New Harp of Columbia.
Nashville, 1989. 4º, Line-cut. Spiral binding. $13 [item no.3633]
Nicaise, opéra-comique, en un acte. Representé sur le Théatre de l’Opéra-Comique, à la Foire S. Germain le 7 Février 1756.
Béziers, 1996. 12º, 72 pp. Libretto of the opera-comique “Nicaise”, first presented in 1756 at theThéatre de l’Opéra-Comique, à la Foire S. Germain. Includes 6 pages of musical airs. Wrappers in hand-made marbled paper. $19 [item no.7365]
(Spencer, Robert) 19th-Century Songs with Guitar Accompaniments of the Period. I: Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert. Facsimile of Original Editions (1819-1833) Introduced by Robert Spencer.
Heidelberg, 2/ 2005. 4º, v, 56 pp. Line-cut. Contains Beethoven’s “Adelaide” Op.46, “Andenken” WoO 136; Haydn’s “An den Mond”; Schubert’s “Der Wanderer” Op.4,1, “Ungeduld” Op.25,7, “Der Liedler” Op.38, “Die zürnende Diana” Op.36,1, and “Nacht Stücke” Op.36,2. Wrappers. $21 [item no.719]
(Spencer, Robert) 19th-Century Songs with Guitar Accompaniment of the Period. II: Keller, Spohr, Weber. Facsimile of Original Editions (1810-1829) Introduced by Robert Spencer.
Heidelberg, 1984. Oblong, 4º, iv, 72 pp. Line-cut. Contains Weber’s “Romance” Op.25,2, “Serenade”, “Die Zeit” Op.13,5, “Wiegenlied” Op.13,2; Spohr’s “Romance aus Zemier”, Sechs deutsche Lieder Op.37, Sechs deutsche Lieder Op.41, Sechs deutsche Lieder Op.72; and Keller’s “Der Traum” Op.27,1. Wrappers. $32 [item no.720]
MODERN EDITIONS Bellini, Vincenco (critical vocal score) La sonnambula. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica della partitura a cura di / Reduction for Voice and Piano based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Edited by Alessandro Roccatagliati and Luca Zoppelli.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2010. 8º. Wrappers. $46 [item no.6897]
Croft, William. Canticles and Anthems with Orchestra. Edited by Donald Burrows.
Musica Britannica, XCI London, 2011. 4º, li, 207, 26 pp. Modern critical edition. William Croft's career as the leading native-born composer of English church music was established in the period between the death of Purcell and the arrival of Handel in London. His education took place among musicians from Purcell's circle, and his style was modified by the influence of Handel's 'Utrecht' Te Deum and Jubilate of 1713. All the music in this volume was composed for various royal church services that took place between 1709 and 1720, in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace and in St Paul's Cathedral. The contents include the Te Deum and Jubilate Deo, sung at the coronation of George I, and the anthems The Lord is a sun and a shield, O give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. Buckram. $164 [item no.6925]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Maria Stuarda: tragedia lirica in due atti.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 1991. 4º, 2 vols. Linen. $285 [item no.5796]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Maria Stuarda (1835). Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, based on Maria Stuart by Friedrich von Schiller. Critical edition by Anders Wiklund. English translation by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter.
[Critical Editions Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1998. 8º. Wrappers. $35 [item no.6356]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Il campanello. Farsa, parole e musica di Gaetano Donizetti. A cura di Ilaria Narici. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 1996. 4º, xxxii, 318 pp. rs. $150 [item no.5797]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Il campanello. Farsa. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Ilaria Narici.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1996. 8º, liv, 184 pp. Wrappers. $25 [item no.6013]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) La favorite. Opéra en quatre actes di Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz e Eugène Scribe. A cura di Rebecca Harris-Warrick. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 1997. 4º, 2 vols, xlvii, 903 pp. Linen. $295 [item no.6052]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) La favorite. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 1997. 8º, 495 pp. Linen. $35 [item no.6721]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Poliuto. Tragedia lirica in tre atti di Salvatore Cammarano. Edizione critica a cura di William Ashbrook e Roger Parker. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2000. 4º, 2 vols, xxvii, 633 pp. Poliuto, throughout a convoluted history including French renditions and official censorship, has undergone numerous unauthorized alterations and additions. This critical edition finally presents the opera in the form originally conceived by the composer and adheres to his autograph score, along with an appendix containing the overture written for the Paris version and a replacement cabaletta for the soprano. Linen. $375 [item no.6320]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Poliuto. Tragedia lirica in tre atti.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan. 8º, Wrappers. $30 [item no.6357]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali. Dramma giocoso in un atto di Domenico Gilardni. Edizione critica a cura di Roger Parker e Anders Wiklund. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2002. 4º, 2 vols, xxxii, 669 pp. Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali is surely one of history's wittiest operatic treatments of the foibles of opera itself: it depicts a rehearsal thrown into chaos by stage mother—played by a bass in woman's costume—who wishes her own daughter to upstage the prima donna. This critical edition is the first to assemble all versions of the opera with which Donizetti himself was involved. The base text is the second version performed in Naples in 1831; its musical numbers can be connected with by spoken dialogue or by contemporary recitatives, both provided here. In addition, extensive appendices contain all extant materials for the first version of 1827, as well as several pieces that Donizetti composed for revivals of the opera during the 1830s. Linen. $325 [item no.6397]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Roger Parker and Anders Wiklund.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2002. 8º, 2 vols, 525 pp. Wrappers. $60 [item no.6720]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal. Opéra en cinq actes di Eugène Scribe. Edizione critica a cura di Mary Ann Smart. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2003. 4º, 2 vols, xxxviii, 965 pp. Donizetti's moving and tragic opera Dom Sébastien, a full five-act grand opéra, was his last and perhaps most ambitious project. He had taken Paris by storm in previous years with a volley of triumphs and planned Dom Sébastien as an impressive and innovative artistic statement. Yet the project was plagued by demands for cuts and alterations during the rehearsal period. While the 1843 Paris premiere was a success, the dissatisfied composer made several changes for the opera's 1845 Vienna premiere. For the 1847 Milan production, however, changes and misreadings generated an altered version in Italian—the version commonly known today—and Donizetti's failing health prevented his involvement then or later. Recent musicological speculation about this distorted version has generated further misunderstanding. This new critical edition restores the original French text as Donizetti planned it and provides scholars and musicians with a definitive edition of the composer’s last great masterwork. Appendixes include his variants from the 1845 Viennese production, most notably the new ensemble piece added to the finale of the third act. Commentary in Eng. Cloth. $425 [item no.6549]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Mary Ann Smart.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2005. 8º, lxix, 447 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6723]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Linda di Chamounix. Melodramma in tre atti. Edizione criticia a cura di Gabriele Dotto. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2006. 4º, 2 vols, lviii, 845 pp. Linda di Chamounix provides a fascinating case study of Donizetti's habit of frequent rewriting, as it underwent three significant revisions in the year following its 1842 premiere. This critical edition, using sources that in some cases have never before been studied, allows performers and scholars to reconstruct all three versions. Appendixes include a contemporary orchestration of the stage band part and an early version of the first-act tenor aria which was replaced before the premiere and never performed. Cloth. $430 [item no.6638]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Pia de’Tolomei. Edizione criticia a cura di Giorgio Pagannone. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2006. 4º, 2 vols, c.850 pp. By the mid 1830s, as he began to dominate European stages, Gaetano Donizetti was pushing the boundaries of heightened romanticism in music, seeking texts that featured increasingly melodramatic and violent emotions and the savage consequences of irrational passion. Pia de’ Tolomei ranks among his more disquietingly intense and fast-paced works. As one historian has observed, there is ample reason to recognize Pia as one of the most strikingly pre-Verdian of all Donizetti’s operas. Yet Pia was also a protean text, having no stable form, but changing in shape according to each new venue, as Donizetti returned to the score on a number of occasions. This critical edition reconstructs the premiere Venice version (1837) as the base text, but it offers in appendixes the possibility of reconstructing the two other principal versions, of Senigallia (1837) and Naples (1838). Cloth. $497 [item no.6679]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Pia de’ Tolomei. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Giorgio Pagannone
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2008. 8º. Wrappers. $55 [item no.6842]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Deux hommes et une femme. Edizione critica a cura di Paolo Rossini e Francesco Bellotto. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2008. 4º, 384 pp. First performed a dozen years after the composer’s death, Deux Hommes et une femme (Rita) has become, in the last 50 years, one of the more frequently performed of all of Donizetti’s operas. Yet the version known to modern audiences reflects apocryphal additions introduced for the posthumous premiere. This new critical edition establishes for the first time the version of the opera conceived by Donizetti. In particular, it restores the French-language spoken dialogue—reconstructed thanks to a recently discovered MS libretto with autograph annotations—dialogue around which the composer constructed this delightful opéra comique. The edition is based on Donizetti's autograph manuscript, which allows for the part of Pepé to be sung either by a tenor or a baritone, and which restores many important details that were lost or ignored when the opera came to be revived. Cloth. $325 [item no.6706]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Deux hommes et une femme. A cura di Paolo A. Rossini, con la collaborazione di F. Bellotto. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte / Reduction for voice and piano.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2010. 8º, 262 pp. Wrappers. $56 [item no.6898]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Betly. Opera comica in un atto / Opera comica in One Act. Edizione critica / Critical Edition a cura di / Edited by Ellen Lockhart e Julia Lockhart. Partitura / Full Score.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2010. 4º, 2 vols, 614 pp. Cloth. $400 [item no.6905]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Maria di Rohan, melodramma tragico in tre atti. Edizione critica / Critical Edition a cura di / Edited by Marco Zoppello. Partitura / Full Score.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2012. 4º, 2 vols, 808 pp. Cloth. $452 [item no.6934]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Les martyrs—opera in quattro atti. Edizione critica a cura di Flora Willson.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2016. 4º, 2 vols, 969 pp. Cloth. $468 [item no.6798]
Goruppi, Giuliano. Christmas Carols. Elaborazioni per coro e strumenti di Giuliano Goruppi.
Milan, 2010. 4º, vii, 129 pp. Traditional Christmas carols for chorus and instruments. Contents: “Conventry Carol”, “Duck in the Hall”, “King Herod and the Cock”, “The Twelve Day of Christas:, “I Saw Three Ships”. Wrappers. $37 [item no.6937]
[Goruppi, Giuliano] Antichi e nuove melodie di natale. Elaborazioni per coro, quattro strumenti a fiato e organo di Giuliano Goruppi.
Lucca, 2009. 23 x 31.5 cm, x, 188 pp. Critical edition of 9 Christmas songs. Contents: Luciano Migliavacca “Brilla una luce in cielo”; Tradizionale, “Conventry Carol”; Enrico Capaccioli, “Lieti Pastori”; Settimio Zimarino, “Ninna nanna a Gesù bambino”; Luigi Ricci, “Pastorale”; Carlo Adolfo Bossi, “Puer natus”; Stanko Premrl, “Quem Vidistis”; Jan Kampanus Vodnansky, “Rorando caeli defluant”; Katherine Davis, “The little drummer boy”. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6877]
Martini, Giovanni Battista. La Dirindina. Farsetta per musica. A cura di Maria Luisa Baldassari.
Collana Opera. Bologna, 1997. 4˚, x, 57 pp, 7 parts, 72 pp. New critical edition of the score, with instrumental parts (vln I-II, vla, bass). Wrappers. $99 [item no.6474]
Mazzocchi. Domenico. Madrigali a cinque voci e d’altri varij concerti 1638. A cura di Luca Mancini.
Lucca, 2009. 21 x 31 cm, xxi, 196 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $46 [item no.6879]
Naccimbeni, Stefano. Messe a otto voci con la partitura per l’organo. A cura di Licia Mari.
Musiche della Basilica di Santa Barbara in Montova, 1. Lucca, 2009. 21 x 31 cm, xviii, 256 pp. Critical edition. Wrappers. $69 [item no.6881]
Puccini, Giacomo (critical vocal score) Tosca. Melodramma in Three Acts by Luigi Illica – Giuseppe Giacosa Based on the Drama by Victorien Sardou. English Version by Roger Parker. Reduction for Voice and Piano of the Revised Edition of the Full Score Based on the Original Sources, Edited by Roger Parker.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1997. 8º, lxx, 335 pp. Wrappers. $30 [item no.5787]
Puccini, Giacomo (complete works for voice & pf) Casa mia, casa mia. Per soprano o tenore e pianoforte. A cura di Pietro Spada.
Tutte le Composizioni per Voce e Pianforte, XIV. Rome, 1998. 4º, 8 pp. Wrappers. $4 [item no.6120]
Puccini, Giacomo (critical vocal score) Tosca.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1997. Cloth. $50 [item no.6009]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). Riduzione per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica della partitura a cura di Alberto Zedda.
Critical Editions of Vocal Scores. Milan, 1997. 8º, liii, 488 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6016]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) Ermione. Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Patricia Brauner and Philip Gossett.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2006. 8º, xl, 338 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6725]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie). English Version by Tom Hammond Edited and Revised by T. Hawkes and P. Gossett. English Version of the Variant Arias by A. Jacobs. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Published by the Fondazione Rossini of Pesaro Edited by Alberto Zedda.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1989. 8º, lii, 696 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.5782]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers). New English Version by Arthur Jacobs. Reduction for Voice and Piano by Azio Corghi Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Published by the Fondazione Rossini of Pesaro. Edited by Azio Corghi.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1992. 8º, li, 529 pp. Wrappers. $38 [item no.5783]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) L’occasione fa il ladro / A Thief by Chance (1812). Libretto by Luigi Prividali after a play by Eugène Scribe. Piano-Vocal Score based on the critical edition by Giovanni Carli Ballola, Patricia B. Brauner, and Philip Gossett. English translation by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2007. 8º, xliii, 248 pp. Wrappers. $35 [item no.6726]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) La scala di seta. Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Anders Wiklund.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2003. 8º, xxix, 247 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6722]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) Il signo Bruschino ossia Il figlio per azzardo (Signor Bruschino or The Would-Be Son). English Version by Kate Singleton. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Published by the Fondazione Rossini of Pesaro Edited by Arrigo Gazzaniga.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1994. 8º, xxvii, 234 pp. Wrappers. $41 [item no.5784]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) Tancredi. Melodramma Eroico in Two Acts. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Published by the Fondazione Rossini of Pesaro, Edited by Philip Gossett.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1991. 8º, lxvii, 549 pp. Wrappers. $65 [item no.5785]
Rossini, Giachino (critical vocal score) Viaggio a Reims. Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score, Edited by Janet Johnson.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2006. 8º, ci, 523 pp. Wrappers. $57 [item no.6724]
Savoy Curtain-Raisers. Edited by Christopher O'Brien.
Musica Britannica, XCVIII. London, 2015. 4º. 276 pp. Shedding light on a little-known aspect of late-Victorian theatre, this volume offers full scores and librettos of two one-act operettas, produced at the Savoy Theatre and written to precede as curtain-raisers the main, full-length work of the evening. Richard D’Oyly Carte did much to cultivate the genre, initiated by Trial by Jury in 1875, and featured regularly at the Savoy Theatre between 1878 and 1908. Though all but forgotten today, the composers François Cellier (1849-1914) and Ernest Ford (1858-1919) had strong connections with Sullivan, and wrote a number of one-act works, of which only Captain Billy (1891) and Mr Jericho (1893) respectively are known to have survived. Buckram. $162 [item no.6797]
Sullivan, Arthur, Sir (new collected works edition) H.M.S. Pinafore, or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor. Edited by Percy M. Young. Part A: Music; Part B: Commentary.
The Operas, 3 New York, 2003. 4º, 2 vols, xviii, 321; vii, 201 pp. New critical edition. $300 [item no.6443]
Sullivan, Arthur, Sir (new collected works edition) Trial by Jury. Edited by Steven Ledbetter.
The Operas, 1 New York, 1994. 4º, 2xlvi, 208 pp. New critical edition. $210 [item no.6442]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Alzira. Tragedia lirica in tre atti Salvadore Cammarano. Riduzioine per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica / Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition. A cura / Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi. Con la collaborazione di / with the Collaborationof Jonathan Cheskin.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2002. 8º, lxvii, 279 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6435]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Il corsaro. Melodramma tragico in Three Acts. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. he Piano-Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score by Elizabeth Hudson.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2003. 8º, 376 pp. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6719]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Ernani (1844). Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Hernani by Victor Hugo. Critical edition by Claudio Gallico. English translation by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1995. 8º, lxi, 408 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6014]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Hymns / Inni. The Piano-Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score by Roberta Montemorra Marvin.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2009. 8º, 64 pp. Wrappers. $25 [item no.6715]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Luisa Miller (1849). Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Kabale und Liebe [Intrigue and Love] by Friedrich von Schiller. Critical edition by Jeffrey Kallberg. English translation by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2004. 8º, 480 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6716]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Macbeth. Melodramma in Four Acts by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei. The Piano-Vocal Score Edited by David Lawton.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2007. 8º, 2 vols, 650 pp. Wrappers. $71 [item no.6717]
Verdi, Giuseppe. I masnadieri. Melodramma tragico in Four Parts by Andrea Maffei. The Piano-Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score by Roberta Montemorra Marvin.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2004. 8º, 380 pp. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6714]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Messa da requiem for the Anniversary of the Death of Manzoni, 22 May, 1874. Reduction for Voice and Piano by Jay Rosenblatt Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Edited by David Rosen.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1996. 8º, cxlvi, 291 pp. Wrappers. $30 [item no.6012]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Nabucodonosor. Dramma lirico in quattro parti di Temistocle Solera. Versione inglese di Andrew Porter. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica della partitura a cura di Roger Parker.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1996. 8º, lxii, 362 pp. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6011]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Rigoletto. English Version by Andrew Porter. Reduction for Voice and Piano Based on the Critical Edition of the Orchestral Score Published by The University of Chicago Press and G. Ricordi & C. Edited by Martin Chusid.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 1992. 8º, xlvi, 357 pp. Wrappers. $35 [item no.5786]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Stiffelio. Dramma Lirico in Three Acts by Francesco Maria Piave. The Piano-Vocal Score Edited by Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2007. 8º, 420 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6718]
Verdi, Giuseppe. La Traviata. Melodramma in tre atti di Francesco Maria Piave. Riduzioine per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica / Vocal Score Based on the Critical Edition. A cura / Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2001. 8º, 2 vols, xii, 397 pp. Wrappers. $71 [item no.6436]
Verdi, Giuseppe. Il trovatore (1853). Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano (completed by Leone Emanuele Bardare), based on Antonio García Gutiérrez=s El trovador [The Troubadour]. Critical edition by David Lawton. English translation by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter.
[Critical Editions of Vocal Scores]. Milan, 2002. 8º, xciiii, 368 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6437]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Zaubernacht. Edited by Elmar Juchem and Andrew Kuster.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/0. New York, 2008. 30 x 39 cm. Zaubernacht is an hour-long stage work scored for an imaginative 9-piece ensemble consisting of flute, bassoon, percussion, piano and 5 string players. Weill composed this children's pantomime in 1922, while he was a member of Ferruccio Busoni's master class in composition in Berlin. Based on a scenario by Wladimir Boritsch (1891–1954), an elusive writer and impresario from Russia, the pantomime received its world premiere on 18 Nov. 1922 at Berlin's Theater am Kurfürstendamm. The work's only other production occurred at New York City's Garrick Theatre in December 1925, after which the orchestration disappeared. After 80 years of obscurity, Kurt Weill’s first stage work is available again in this critical edition thanks to the rediscovery of the original set of instrumental parts at Yale University in 2006. Cloth. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $340 (more info... ) [item no.6727]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Der Protagonist. Edited by Gunther Diehl and Jürgen Selk.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/1. New York, 2007. 30 x 39 cm, 2 vols, 377, 56 pp. Weill’s first opera, a one-act work from 1925 with libretto by Georg Kaiser, an outstanding representative of expressionist drama. It belongs to a series of early compositions that systematically explored almost every musical genre: chamber music, choral music, lieder, orchestral works, and ballet. With the successful premiere of the opera on 27 March 1926, conducted by Fritz Busch, Weill not only achieved a spectacular breakthrough as a composer but also rose to prominence among the young composers identified at the time with the renewal of opera. Hardbound. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $475 (more info... ) [item no.6645]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel. Edited by Giselher Schubert.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/3. New York, 2016. 30 x 39 cm. 182; 59 pp. This first collaboration between Weill and Bertolt Brecht would achieve epochal importance in the genre of opera (and music theater in general); it led Weill to form his signature 'Song style,' which would exercise a stylistically formative impact on the music of the Weimar Republic; it brought about a musical breakthrough for Weill's wife Lotte Lenya, whose performance inaugurated a new species of singer-actor; and it represents Brecht's debut as a stage director in the domain of musical theater. In addition the work served as a study for one of the most popular operas of the 20th century, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Linen. $340 (more info... ) [item no.6805]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Die Dreigroschenoper. Deutsche Bearbeitung von Bertolt Brecht. Musik von Kurt Weill. Edited by Stephen Hinton and Edward Harsh.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/5. New York, 2000. 30 x 39 cm, 285 pp. Cloth. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $360 (more info... ) [item no.6271]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Johnny Johnson. Edited by Tim Carter.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/13. New York, 2012. 30 x 39 cm. 348; 116 pp. Originally produced by the legendary Group Theatre in 1936, Johnny Johnson marked Weill's first contribution to the American musical theater. With book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, the anti-war musical opened in November 1936 on Broadway, where it enchanted audiences and critics alike. Lee Strasberg directed, and the cast included a young Elia Kazan. The edition presents Johnny Johnson in full score, with the complete spoken text placed between the musical numbers. The editor drew on a vast array of surviving source materials, including not only Weill's manuscripts but also rehearsal scores and sets of instrumental parts, often containing several layers of chaotic performance annotations. Carter's introductory essay illuminates the work's genesis and performance history, the editorial process, and performance issues. 11 plates with facsimiles illustrate editorial challenges and solutions. A separate critical report documents every step of the editorial process and provides additional information for future stagings. Linen. $440 (more info... ) [item no.6935]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) The Firebrand of Florence. Broadway Operetta in Two Acts. Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Book by Edwin Justus Mayer Based on His Play The Firebrand. Edited by Joel Galand.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/18. New York, 2002. 30 x 39 cm, 3 vols, 1,008, 115 pp. Broadway musical based on the life of the Florentine sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Cloth. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $600 (more info... ) [item no.6375]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Chamber Music. Edited by Wolfgang Rathert and Jürgen Selk.
The Kurt Weill Edition, II/1. New York, 2004. 30 x 39 cm, 2 vols, 192, 107 pp. The first volume of Weill’s chamber works edited in critical edition. Contents: String Quartet in B Minor, String Quartet op.8, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Frauentanz: Sieben Gedichte des Mittelalter, op.10 (voice, fl, vla, cl, hn, bsn), Ick sitze da_un esse Klops (voice, 2 pic, bsn). Cloth. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $335 (more info... ) [item no.6527]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Music with Solo Violin. Edited by Andreas Eichhorn.
The Kurt Weill Edition, II/2. New York, 2010. 30 x 39 cm. 246; 71 pp. This volume contains the full scores of the Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, op. 12, and Der neue Orpheus, op. 16, Weill’s cantata for soprano, solo violin, and orchestra on a text by Iwan Goll. Weill composed the works in 1924 and 1925, respectively. The concerto received its world premiere in 1925 in Paris during the “Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes” (the international arts fair that gave rise to the term art “deco”); the cantata was first heard in 1927 when Erich Kleiber conducted it at Berlin's Staatsoper. Although piano reductions appeared during the composer's lifetime, he never saw the works published in full score. In 1965 Universal Edition issued a full score of the concerto, but it was not actually engraved, and it lacked editorial commentary. Linen. $375 (more info... ) [item no.6904]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Die Dreigroschenoper. A Facsimile of the Holograph Full Score. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. Edited by Edward Harsh.
The Kurt Weill Edition, IV/1. New York, 1996. 30 x 39 cm, [viii], 151 pp. Beautiful color reproduction of the autograph score. Initiates the complete works edition of Kurt Weill. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $225 (more info... ) [item no.5970]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Popular Adaptations, 1927-1950. Edited by Charles Hamm, Elmar Juchem and Kim H. Kowalke.
The Kurt Weill Edition, IV/2. New York, 2009. 30 x 39 cm. 326 pp. Thanks to a sustained, multiyear search, every known popular adaptation of Weill's music published during his lifetime is included in a full-color gallery of covers and its catalogue: workers' choruses, virtuosic violin showpieces, sheet music, vocal gems and selections, polyglot songbooks, newspaper supplements, anthologies, dance band and choral arrangements. Particularly prone to physical deterioration and loss over time, some of these items have apparently survived only as unica. The 176 covers tell a colorful tale all on their own, and each of the 38 black-and-white facsimiles is printed at full size and in original format. A magisterial essay by Charles Hamm, one of the foremost scholars of popular music in the 20th century, accompanies the illustrations and discusses each facsimile in detail. As none of Weill’s theatrical works were available in full score, the publication is an essential volume in documenting how Weill's music was transmitted and received during his lifetime. Cloth. (Subscribers to the series receive a substantial savings). $225 (more info... ) [item no.6839]
Wesley, Samuel. Anthems III. Edited by Peter Horton.
Musica Britannica, LXXXIX. London, 2010. 4°. xlv, 223 pp. Modern edition. The third and final volume devoted to the anthems of S. S. Wesley completes the canon with 23 original works written in the period between his departure from Exeter Cathedral to become organist of Leeds parish church in 1842 and 1874, the likely date of his final essays in the genre. Moving towards a greater simplicity of style, with less counterpoint and dissonance, but emphasising elements of colour, timbre and texture, these works are in general conceived on a more modest scale than earlier pieces such as The Wilderness. Even so, they show the composer continuing to experiment with the Anglican verse anthem, the evolution of which had been the cornerstone of a creative achievement without equal in the history of the English cathedral tradition between Purcell and Stanford. Buckram. $149 [item no.6876]
MONOGRAPHS Attardi, Francesco. Viaggio intorno al Flauto Magico.
Musica Ragionata, 17. Lucca, 2006. 12º, xvi, 432 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6629]
Arienta, Sonia. Opera - Paesaggi, sonori, visivi, abitati. Ambientazioni, drammaturgia del suono e personaggi nel melodramma italiano dell’Ottocento. A cura di Sonia Arienta.
Quaderni di Musica/Realtà, 59. Lucca, 2011. 8˚, 440 pp. Wrappers. $40 [item no.6955]
Ashbrook, William & Gerardo Guccini. Mefistofele di Arrigo Boito. William Ashbrook, Gerardo Guccini.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 1998. 8º, 318 pp. Wrappers. $59 [item no.6405]
Augoyard, Jean-François & Henry Torgue. Repertorio degli effectti sonori. A cura di Adolfo Conrado.
Quaderni di Musica/Realtà, 52. Lucca, 2003. 8˚, xii, 192 pp. Wrappers. $29 [item no.6492]
Baroni, Mario. Il declino del patriarca. Verdi e le contraddizioni della famiglia borghese.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 73 (= Studi e Testi Verdiani, 3). Bologna, 1979. 8º, 160 pp. Wrappers. $23 [item no.5133]
Baroni, Mario. Studi sul dramma in musica dall’Arcadia a Giuseppe Verdi.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Testi e Studi sul Melodramma, 3. Bologna, 1979. 8º, 120 pp. Wrappers. $17 [item no.5034]
Baroni, Mario & C. Jacoboni. Verso una grammatica della melodia.
Acustica, Armonia, Contrappunto, 4. Bologna, 1976. 8º, 154 pp. Wrappers. $15 [item no.5146]
Bascialli, Francesca. Opera comica e opéra-comique al Teatro Arciducale di Monza (1778-1795).
Quaderni del Corso di Musicologia del Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano, 6. Lucca, 1998. 8º, 172 pp. Wrappers. $26 [item no.6370]
Bédarida, Henri. Parme et le France de 1748 à 1789.
Bibliothèque de la Revue de Littérature Comparée, 45. Geneva, 1977. 8º, 660 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1928 edition. Hardbound. $163 [item no.5628]
Bini, Annalisa & Jeremy Commons. Le prime rappresentazioni delle opere di Donizetti nella stampa coeva. A cura di Annalisa Bini e Jeremy Commons.
L’Arte Armonica, III/3. Milan, 1997. 8º, 1632, 32 plates pp. Study of the first stagings of Donizetti’s operas based on contemporary prints. Cloth. $87 [item no.6055]
Bissoli, Francesco. La Lina di Ponchielli nel solco di un genere medio.
Lucca, 2010. 8˚, ix, 178 pp. Wrappers. $47 [item no.6962]
Bissoli, Francesco. Storia e fonti della Marion Delorme di Ponchielli.
Strumenti della Ricerca Musicale, 18. Lucca, 2012. 8º, x, 256 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6969]
Sirsch, Licia, Maria Grazia Sità, & Marina Vaccarini. L’insegnamento dei conservatori, la composizione e la vita musicale nell’Europa dell’Ottocento. A cura di Licia Sirch, Maria Grazia Sità, Marina Vaccarini.
Strumenti della Ricerca Musicale, 19. Lucca, 2012. 8º, xxiv, 671 pp. Wrappers. $77 [item no.6970]
Bussi, Francesco. Tutti i Lieder di Johannes Brahms per voce e pianoforte. Guida alla lettura e all’ascolto con la traduzione dal tedesco in italiano di tutti i testi poetici.
Akademos. Lucca, 1999. 8º, 258 pp. Wrappers. $34 [item no.6244]
Caporaletti, Vincenzo. I processi improvvisativi nella musica. Un approccio globale.
Quaderni di Musica/Realtà, 54. Lucca, 2005. 8˚, xii, 508 pp. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6585]
Cesare, G. & A. Luzio. I copialettere de Giuseppe Verdi. Prefazione di Michele Scherillo.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, V/23. Bologna, 2/ 1987. 8º, 780, 18 plates pp. (Rpt. of Milan, 1913 edition). Cloth. $98 [item no.5393]
Cescotti, Diego. Riccardo Zandonai. Catalogo tematico.
Hermes, Musica e Spettacolo nel Novecento, 8. Lucca, 1999. 8º, xxx, 659 pp. Wrappers. $80 [item no.6268]
Ciancio, Laura. Libretti per musica manoscritti e a stampa del fondo Shapiro nella collezione Giorgio Fanan. Catalogo e indici. A cura di Laura Ciancio.
Ancilla Musicae, 2. Lucca, 1992. 4º, xx, 381 pp. Linen. $64 [item no.5569]
Cicco, Dario de. Cicco. ‘Amico carissimo...’ Verdi e Fraschini attraverso alcune corrispondenze. A cura di Dario de Cicco.
Lucca, 2013. 14 x 22 cm, xix, 102 pp. Wrappers. $28 [item no.6762]
Columbro, Marta. La raccolta di libretti d’opera del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. A cura di Marta Columbro.
Ancilla Musicae, 3. Lucca, 1992. 4º, xiii, 107 pp. Linen. $26 [item no.5570]
Conati, Marcello & Natalia Grilli. Simon Boccanegra di Giuseppe Verdi. Edited by Marcello Conati & Natalia Grilli.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 1993. 8º. Cloth. $121 [item no.5686]
Conati, Marcello & Natalia Grilli. Simon Boccanegra di Giuseppe Verdi. Edited by Marcello Conati & Natalia Grilli.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 1993. 8º. Wrappers. $97 [item no.5687]
Crepet, Marco. Il teatro espressionista de Camillo Togni.
Quaderni di Musica/Realtà, 47. Lucca, 2001. 8º, 214 pp. Wrappers. $26 [item no.6445]
Cresti, Renzo. Richard Wagner. La poetica del puro umano.
Lucca, 2012. 8º, xxv, 700 pp. Wrappers. $69 [item no.6977]
Cresti, Renzo. Richard Wagner. The Poetics of the Pure Human.
Lucca, 2012. 12º, 236 pp. Wrappers. $44 [item no.6975]
De Angelis, Marcello. Si chiude. Anzi. Si apre!. Cronache musicali di “poveri” teatri dal 1960 a oggi.
Lucca, 2010. 12º, xiii, 256 pp. Wrappers. $32 [item no.6894]
Dellaborra, Mariateresa. “Il ciel non soffre inganni”. Attorno al Demetrio di Mysliveček, “Il Boemo”. A cura di Mariateresa Dellaborra.
Strumenti della Ricerca Musicale, 17. Lucca, 2011. 8º, xii, 167 pp. Wrappers. $45 [item no.6980]
Dolfi, Teresa & Luciano Vannucci. Catalogo del Fondo Musicale Rospigliosi. A cura di Teresa Dolfi e Luciano Vannucci.
Beni Culturali, Provincia di Pistoia, 50 Lucca, 2011. 12º, xxx, 565 pp. Wrappers. $67 [item no.6983]
Fabbri, Paolo. Di sì Felice Innesto. Rossini, la danza, e il ballo teatrale in Italia. A cura di Paolo Fabbri.
Saggi e Fonti, 3. Pesaro, 1996. 8º, xii, 200 pp. Articles by Paolo Fabbri, Ornella Di Tondo, Rita Zambon, Gloria Giordano & Claudia Celi/Andrea Toschi. Cloth. $20 [item no.6230]
Fabbri, Paolo. Gioachino Rossini, 1792-1992. Il Testo e la Scena. Convegno internazionale di studi, Pesaro, 25-28 giugno 1992. A cura di Paolo Fabbri.
Saggi e Fonti, 1. Pesaro, 1994. 8º, 701 pp. $55 [item no.5926]
Foresi, Andrea. Una vita per l’opera. Conversazioni con Sesto Bruscantini.
Akademos. Lucca, 1997. 8º, 212 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6106]
Giazotto, Remo. Le carte delle Scala.
Akademos. Lucca, 1990. 8º, xv, 236 pp. Linen. $45 [item no.5560]
Gialdroni, Guiliana & Teresa M. Gialdroni. Libretti per musica del fondo Ferrajoli della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. A cura di Guiliana Gialdroni e Teresa M. Gialdroni.
Ancilla Musicae, 4. Lucca, 1993. 4º, xviii, 541 pp. Linen. $64 [item no.5571]
Giazotto, Remo. Puccini in casa Puccini.
Akademos. Lucca, 1992. 8º, 291 pp. Linen. $45 [item no.5622]
Giordano, Maria. Pietro Antonio Coppola. Operista siciliano dell’Ottocento.
Aglaia, 2. Lucca, 2003. 8º, x, 279 pp. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6498]
Günther, Ursula. L’edizione integrale del Don Carlos di Giuseppi Verdi. Prefazione all’edizione integrale delle varie versioni del l’opera (comprendente gli inediti verdiani ricostruiti da Ursula Günther).
Milan, 1974. 24 x 34 cm, 32, with 35 illus pp. Critical commentary to the complete edition, together with numerous halftones from the autograph mss. In It-Ger. Wrappers. $32 [item no.1962]
Hepokoski, James A. & Mercedes Viale Ferrero. Otello di Giuseppe Verdi. Edited by James A. Hepokoski & Mercedes Viale Ferrero.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 1990. 8º. Cloth. $95 [item no.5684]
Hepokoski, James A. & Mercedes Viale Ferrero. Otello di Giuseppe Verdi. Edited by James A. Hepokoski & Mercedes Viale Ferrero.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 1990. 8º. Wrappers. $55 [item no.5685]
Humblot, Emile. François Devienne (1759-1803). Un musicien joinvillais de l’époque de la Révolution.
Geneva, 1983. 8º, 104 pp. (Rpt. of Saint-Dizier, 1909 edition). Wrappers. $35 [item no.5510]
Laini, Marinella. La raccolta Zeniana di drammi per musica Veneziani della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana 1637-1700. A cura di Marinella Laini.
Ancilla Musicae, 6. Lucca, 1995. 4º, xxiv, 157 pp. Linen. $42 [item no.5563]
Loreto, Alessandro. I libretti musicali della Biblioteca Alagoniana di Siracusa.
Lucca, 2006. 17 x 24 cm, l, 411 pp. Wrappers. $80 [item no.6612]
Mariani, Antonio. Giuseppe Frezzolini. Principe de’ bassi comici.
Akademos. Lucca, 2004. 8º, x, 124 pp. Wrappers. $19 [item no.6497]
Massa, Maria Rosa. Libretti di melodrammi e balli nella Biblioteca Palatina di Caserta. A cura di Maria Rosa Massa.
Ancilla Musicae, 5. Lucca, 1992. 4º, xiii, 63 pp. Linen. $32 [item no.5572]
Mattei, Saverio. Memorie per servire alla vita Metastasio ed elogio di N. Jommelli.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/57. Bologna, 1987. 8º, 140 pp. Line-cut of the 1785 edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.5350]
Melisi, Francesco. Catalogo dei libretti per musica dell’ottocento (1800-1860). Biblioteca del Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella di Napoli. A cura di Francesco Melisi. Introduzione di Giancarlo Rostirolla.
Ancilla Musicae, 1. Lucca, 1990. 4º, x, 418 pp. Consists of over 2,300 entries and includes libretti published between 1800 and 1860. First exhaustive and analytical catalog of 19th-c. libretti and indispensable tool for the study of Italian opera. Linen. $64 [item no.5555]
Menarini, Piero. Dal dramma al melodramma. I tre libretti “spagnoli” di Verdi.
Biblioteca Storico Giuridica e Artistico Letteraria: Letteratura Musica Teatro, 72 (= Studi e Testi Verdiani, 2). Bologna, 1977. 8º, 42 pp. Wrappers. $14 [item no.5132]
Michalowski, K. Verdi in Polonia. Saggio bibliografico.
Biblioteca di “Quadrivium”, Note d’Archivio: Bibliografica, Biografia e Storia, 5. Bologna, 1980. 8º, 70 pp. Wrappers. $18 [item no.5026]
Morini, Mario, Roberto Iovino & Alberto Paloscia. Pietro Mascagni. Epistolario, volume I. A cura di Mario Morini, Roberto Iovino e Alberto Paloscia.
Hermes, Musica e Spettacolo nel Novecento, 6. Lucca, 1996. 8º, xvi, 388 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.5896]
Morini, Mario, Roberto Iovino & Alberto Paloscia. Pietro Mascagni. Epistolario, volume II. A cura di Mario Morini, Roberto Iovino e Alberto Paloscia.
Hermes, Musica e Spettacolo nel Novecento, 6b. Lucca, 1997. 8º, 369 pp. Wrappers. $42 [item no.6102]
Panofka, Enrico. Voci e cantanti. Ventotto capitoli di considerazioni generali sulla voce e sull’altare del canto.
Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, III/56. Bologna, 1984. 8º, 132 pp. (Rpt. of Florence, 1871 edition). Wrappers. $24 [item no.5349]
[Patrimoine Musical Régional] [Auvergne-] Vichy, Centre d’Études et de Recherches “Patrimoine Musical” – Bibliothèque d’Orchestre. Catalogue des livrets des œuvres lyriques et des ballets. Catalogue des partitions, chants et piano.
Aix-en-Province, 1994. 21 x 30 cm, 120 pp. Wrappers. $206 [item no.5846]
Porrino, Stefania. Teatro musicale. Lezioni di regia. Prefazione di Guido Salvetti con contributi di Carla Carretti, Laura Citti, Luciano D’Arpino, Vincenzina Nicastri, Daniela Terreri.
Lucca, 2013. 17 x 24 cm, xv, 335 pp. Wrappers. $56 [item no.6761]
Righetti, S. Boito librettista.
Bologna, 1970. 8º, 32 pp. Wrappers. $16 [item no.5643]
Roccatagliati, Alessandro. Felice Romani Librettista.
Quaderni di Musica/Realtà, 37. Lucca, 1996. 8º, 458 pp. Wrappers. $34 [item no.5902]
Rosen, David & Marinella Pigozzi. Un ballo in maschera di Giuseppe Verdi. David Rosen, Marinella Pigozzi.
Musica e Spettacolo. Collana di Disposizioni Sceniche, . Milan, 2002. 8º, 266 pp. Wrappers. $50 [item no.6406]
Ruberti, Giorgio. Il verismo musicale.
Lucca, 2011. 12º, xiv, 280 pp. Wrappers. $44 [item no.6982]
Ruffin, Gianni. Il caso Siegfried. Individuazione simbolica di un eroe wagneriano.
Lucca, 2009. 12º, x, 200 pp. Wrappers. $31 [item no.6873]
Russo, Luigi. Giovanni Paisiello e la cultura europea del suo tempo. Convegno Internazionale di Studi, Tarranto, 20-23 Giugno 2002. A cura di Francesco Paolo Russo.
Strumenti della Ricerca Musicale, 10. Lucca, 2007. 17 x 24 cm, 412 pp. Wrappers. $48 [item no.6650]
Salvetti, Guido. Aspetti dell’opera italiana fra sette e ottocento: Mayr e Zingarelli. A cura di Guido Salvetti.
Quaderni del Corso di Musicologia del Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano, 1 – 1993. Lucca, 1993. 8º, 171 pp. Articles by Claudio Toscani, Alessandro De Bei, & Paolo Rossini. Wrappers. $26 [item no.5630]
Salvetti, Guido. Intorno all’Ascanio in Alba di Mozart: una festa teatrale a Milano. Introduzione del curatore.
Quaderni del Corso di Musicologia del Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano, 2 – 1994. Lucca, 1995. 8º, 180 pp. Articles by Monica Balabio & Raffaella Valsecchi, Marina Vaccarini, Mario Pessina & Lucio Nanni, & Maria Grazia Sità. Bibliography by Agostina Zecca Laterza. Wrappers. $26 [item no.5634]
Scardovi, Stefano. L’opera dei bassifondi. Il melodramma “plebeo” nel verismo musicale italiano.
Hermes, Musica e Spettacolo nel Novecento, 3. Lucca, 1994. 8º, 152 pp. Wrappers. $30 [item no.5575]
(Schoor, Hans) Dresden: Vierhundert Jahre Deutsche Musikkultur. Zum Jubiläum der Staatskapelle und zur Geschichte der Dresdner Oper von Hans Schoor.
Dresden, 1948. 21 x 30 cm, 295, with numerous illus pp. Issued on the anniversary of the founding of the Staatskapelle. Hundreds of illustrations, including portraits, autographs, and important historical documents. Magnificent treatment of Dresden’s musical development, from Moritz von Sachsen and Schütz, through Weber, Wagner and Strauss. Hardbound. $95 [item no.1743]
Sità, Maria Grazia. Ballo teatrale, Opera romantica, Recupero dell’antico. Tre contributi per las storia della musica in Italia. A cura di Maria Grazia Sità.
Quaderni del Corso di Musicologia del Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano, 7. Lucca, 2004. 8º, 295 pp. Essays by Elena Previdi, “Fonti musicali del ‘ballo intermezzo’ settecentesco”; Paola Carlomagno, “Produzione e recezione dell’opera seria a Milano nei primi anni della Restaurazione”; Michelangelo Gabbrielli, “La polifonia antica nelle edizioni dell’Ottocento in Italia”. Wrappers. $26 [item no.6553]
Sonneck, Oscar. Report on “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “Hail Columbia”, “America”, “Yankee Doodle”. Compiled by George Theodore Sonneck.
Washington, 1909. 18 x 25 cm, 203, with 30 plates pp. Musicological study with halftones of pertinent autograph mss and early prints. Cloth. $45 [item no.3918]
Wysocki, Cristina. Le arie da concerto di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart per voce di soprano.
Akademos. Lucca, 2006. 8º, 302 pp. Wrappers. $53 [item no.6616]