Item #25047 [Op. 23]. Scherzo für Klavier [Manuscript]. Edwin GRASSE.

[Op. 23]. Scherzo für Klavier [Manuscript]


Small folio (305 x 240 mm.). Unbound. [i] (title), [1]-11 pp. Notated on 10-stave printed music paper in ink by an unidentified copyist, dated 12 June 1912. With measure numbers and occasional notational corrections added in pencil. Dedication: Meinem lieben Freunde: "George Falkenstein" gewidmet

A fair copy.

Slightly worn; uniformly browned.

Apparently unpublished.

As Grasse was blind from infancy, he had to dictate all his music.

A slightly earlier 14-page manuscript of the same composition, dated June 18, 1912, "with manuscript corrections," is part of the Nachlass Edwin A. Grasse at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (shelfmark Mus NL 68: Aca 14).

"Edwin Grasse... was an American violinist, organist and composer. Among his compositions were orchestral works, including a symphony and a violin concerto, and much chamber music, including a string quartet. Born in New York City, Grasse was blind from infancy. He began studying the piano at the age of 3 and the violin at age 5. He studied the violin in his native city with Carl Hauser for nine years before entering the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 1899. There he excelled under the instruction of César Thomson, earning a premier prix in violin and winning the Prix de Capacité in 1901. The latter prize had not been awarded in a decade. In 1902 he made his debut as a concert violinist in Berlin. He spent the next few years performing throughout Europe. After returning to New York City he studied organ with Daniel Philippi. He was active as a performer mainly in New York City through 1940, appearing regularly in concerts at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and Town Hall. He died in New York City at the age of 69." Wikipedia.

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