Italian album of 19th century salon music for piano in both two- and four-hand arrangements. PIANO MUSIC - 19th Century - Italian.

Italian album of 19th century salon music for piano in both two- and four-hand arrangements

CORTICELLI, Gaetano 1804-1840
[Op. 65]. Il Sorriso dell'Innocenza Divertimento brillante per piano forte a 4 mani composto e dedicato Alla Noblie Fanciulletta Alda Pio di Savoja. Milano: Fco. Lucca [PN 1729], [after 1856]. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (publisher's catalogue) pp. Music engraved; catalogue typeset. Signature "Pia Tolomei" in brown ink to upper right corner of title. Stain to lower margin of p. 9. A later issue. The catalogue lists works up to PN 12289, including a transcription by Fortunato Senna (PN 10425) from Errico Petrella's L'Assedio di Leida, an opera first performed in 1856.

CUNIO 1833-[?]1891
Le Rose 4 Piccole Fantasie Sopra motivi favoriti die Verdi per Piano Forte... Op. [blank]... No. 3 Rigoletto. Milano: F. Lucca [PN B 8192 B], [after 1858]. 1f. (title), 9, [i] (publisher's catalogue) pp. Music engraved; catalogue typeset. Text incipits from arias quoted printed, in syllabification, above music. Signature "Tolomei Antonietta" in brown ink to upper right corner of title; titling underlined in red crayon; some fingering in ink; multiple paper repairs. A later issue. The catalogue lists works up to PN 11874, including transcriptions from Errico Petrella's Jone, an opera first performed in 1858. Rigoletto, the latest of the Verdi operas paraphrased in the cycle offered on the present title, was first performed in 1851.

FANNA, Antonio 1783-1845
[Op. 70]. Otto Ricreazioni per Pianoforte a quattro mani Brevi Pezzi adattati per uso della Gioventù... No. 1 Bellini_Beatrice di Tenda: Io soffrii tortura [list of seven more numbers follows, the latest being Verdi's Ernani (1844)]. Milano: Gio. Canti e C [PN 871fb], [after 1844]. [1] (title, printed in blue, with decorative frame), [2-3] (blank), 4-9, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; music engraved. Signature "Pia Tolomei." in brown ink to upper right corner of title; some paper repairs.

HÜNTEN, Franz 1793-1878
[Op. 87]. Le premier succès Morceau brillant sur un thême de Bellini composé Pour le Piano. Milan: Jean Canti et C. [PN 1135], [?mid-1840s]. [1] (title), [2-3] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Signature "Tolomei Antoni[etta]" in brown ink to upper right corner of title, trimmed.

MENOZZI, Giovanni (fl. 19th century)
[Op. 39]. Simpatie musicali Raccolta di Pezzi brillanti per Pianoforte a 4 Mani... Fasc. 3. Milano: Francesco Lucca [PN n 9403 n; Z 9403 Z], [ca. 1854]. 1f. (title, with printed text and decorative frame in blue and lithographed vignette in black), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (publisher's catalogue) pp. Title lithographed; music engraved; catalogue typeset. Plate number N 9403 N through p. 5, Z 9403 Z from p. 6. [Handstamped: I Lombardi di G. Verdi]. A later issue. The catalogue lists works up to PN 13493, including a fantasy by Menozzi (PN 12849) on Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, first performed in 1859.

POPPI, Giovanni 1828-1891
[Op. 45]. Le Pensioniste Dodici Ricreazioni per Pianoforte a quattro mani somposte sopra melodie del Celebre Verdi N. 1 Nabucco [list of 11 more operas follows, ending with Giovanna de Guzman]. Milano: Gio. Canti [PN 3031], [after 1855]. [1] (decorative series title with charming engraved vignette depicting domestic music-making: four women around a piano, two seated at a piano and two listening), [2-3] (blank), 4-9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Ink stain to final blank page.

ZENONI, Leopoldo ?1818-1879
L'Adolescenza seguito all' Infanzia del primogenito Suonate per Piano-forte a quattro mani... Fasc. 5.o Fantasia sull'opera Simon Boccanegra del M. Verdi. Milano: Gio. Canti [PN 4599], [after 1857]. [1-2] (title within decorative blue border), [3-4] (extracted and thus lacking), 5-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Signature "Tolomei Pia" in brown ink to upper right corner of title.

Folio. Mid-tan tooled morocco-backed blue mottled paper boards, title label with "Tolemei Antonietta" in manuscript within blue decorative border to upper.

Boards worn, rubbed and bumped. With occasional fingerings and other annotations in pencil throughout.

A compilation of chiefly pedagogical editions, some of them quite rare (no copies in WorldCat or Italian Union Catalogue). Item #25432

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