Paris: Troupenas [PN T. 1106 (No. 1-10)], [ca. 1842]. Folio. Recently bound in half dark tan leather with dark navy blue cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto thematic catalogue, verso blank), 77, [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slightly crude. Browning and foxing throughout; previous owner's signature to upper outer corner of front free endpaper.
First Edition, second issue of the second version (thematic incipit no. 10 with 10 measures and with multiple prices to title). Rongoni p. 458, no. 8.
"When, after the death of Varela, the original version of the Stabat mater fell into the hands of the Parisian publisher Aulagnier, who printed it and arranged a performance, Rossini, partly at the prompting of Troupenas and partly because the work published by Aulagnier was a composite, disowned this version and decided to complete the work himself. The revised Stabat mater was ready by the end of 1841. The first performance, arranged by the brothers Léon and Marie Escudier, was in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on 7 January 1842. It was received with enormous enthusiasm. The first Italian performance, at Bologna, followed in March under the direction of Donizetti." Philip Gossett in Grove Music Online. Item #20025
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