Brünn: xu haben in der Wohnung des Verfassers ... und in Commission bey Seidel und Comp. 1839.
Octavo. Half dark brown pebbled cloth with marbled boards, spine in compartments with rules and titling gilt. [i] (title), [i] (printer's note), 1f. (preface), 109, [ii] (table of contents), [i] (blank) pp. Printed on laid paper. With typeset musical examples throughout. Author's monogrammatic blindstamp to lower edge of initial leaves. With the small circular decorative handstamp of Peregin Weis to title.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; corners slightly cracked. Minor dampstaining throughout, heavier to outer edges; occasional light foxing; scattered annotations in pencil and blue crayon.
First published in 1833 (as Harmonielehre oder Kunst, den Generalbaß in sech Monaten zu erlernen) in Vienna by Strauss, Rieger's treatise was reprinted several times in Vienna and Brünn. The present Brünn edition, published on commission by Seidel, is quite scarce.
Rieger was a Moravian teacher and composer of Austrian descent. In Brünn "he was active as a teacher and conducted oratorio and symphony concerts. In 1828 he founded a music institute where he taught string and wind instruments, singing and music theory; here he had about 200 pupils ... [He] was known as an excellent teacher of counterpoint." Rieger wrote singspiels, much sacred music, and numerous piano and instrumental works. Karel Steinmetz in Grove Music Online.
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