[Op. 288]. Album beliebter russischer Romanzen für Piano frei bearbeitet... Op. 288. Fritz SPINDLER.

[Op. 288]. Album beliebter russischer Romanzen für Piano frei bearbeitet... Op. 288

Kiel: Hugo Thiemer (vorm. F. Bellmann) [PN s49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58], [1874]. Folio. Mid-tan leather-backed original publisher's printed boards by Lithographie-Anstalt M. Dreissig & Co. Hamburg, with text in both German and Russian to upper. Common title, but each piece paginated separately. 1f. (title listing the ten pieces printed within decorative orange border), each piece 3-8 pp. Price: "compl. Mk. 6 netto" for the whole set; "à No. Mk. 1.20" for single numbers. Printer's note to first page of each piece: "Stich und Schnellpressendruck von Moritz Dreissig u. Co. Hamburg."

Printed dedication to "Fräulein Emilia Oettinger" to head of title. With handstamp of "Kgl. Musikhandel (Forlag & Sortiment)," Copenhagen, to foot of upper wrapper and title.

The ten pieces include: Angel (The angel) and Krasnyi sarafan (The red wedding dress) by Alexander Varlamov (1801-1848); Russian Gypsy Song and Troika (anonymous); "Skazhite ei" (Tell her) by Elizaveta Kochubei (1821-1897); Ptichka (The little bird) by Alexander Dubuque (1812-1898); Kolybel'naia (Lullaby) by Piotr Bulakhov (1822-1865); Solovei (The nightingale) by Alexander Aliabev (1787-1851); and the tsarist national anthem, "Bozhe, tsaria khrani" (God save the tsar) by Alexei L'vov (1799-1870).

Minor to moderate foxing throughout; frayed, with some loss.

First Edition. Rare complete set. Some of Spindler's arrangements were later reissued by Russian publisher Stellovsky (St. Petersburg); the one of Aliabev's "Nightingale" by Gutheil (Moscow).

Spindler, a German composer popular in his time, was highly prolific, especially in the field of salon music; he also composed two symphonies. Item #24595

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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