Oblong folio (336 x 262 mm.). Unbound. [i] (title), 2-9 pp. Notated in black ink on pre-printed 9-stave music paper specifically designed for music for a melody instrument with piano (groups of three staves, with the lower two closer to each other).
Manuscript annotations to title in pencil in an unidentified hand: "(Gothenburg)" immediately below the composer's name; "8/63 durch C. [?]Wilckenberg Gothenburg gratis 12 Frei [...]" to lower left corner. With pagination (odd numbers to versos) in pencil and in a different hand; page 1 paginated "Seite 1."
Outer bifolium detached. Browned and frayed at edges.
An unknown work. Not in the most comprehensive work list in Československý hudební slovník (Prague: Státní hudební vydavatelství, 1963), which lists three other works for violoncello and piano.
In an apparent attempt to adapt his first name to the French language, the composer spells it "Albert" on the title. The unorthodox spelling of his last name, "Hřimali," is also found in other autograph manuscripts, such as those at the National Museum, Prague.
From a Czech family of musicians—his brother Jan was a professor of violin at the Moscow Conservatory and friend of Tchaikovsky—"Hřímalý... studied the violin with Moris Mildner at the Prague Conservatory (1855–61), after which he became the orchestral leader in Rotterdam (1861) and Göteborg (1862) and then returned to Prague... In 1874 he left Bohemia to become director of the Philharmonic in Czernowitz, Bukovina (now Chernovtsy, Ukraine)... Most of his large output was left in manuscript, but his opera Zakletý princ (‘The Enchanted Prince’) remained in the repertory of the Provisional Theatre [in Prague] after its production in 1872 and his Violin Concerto was often played by František Ondříček. Another opera, Švanda dudák (‘Schwanda the Bagpiper’), was produced in Plzeň in 1896; he also wrote incidental music, songs, choruses and a requiem, chamber music and teaching manuals." John Tyrrell in Grove Music Online. Item #25258
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