Milano: G. Ricordi [for the author] [Without PN], . Large octavo. Original publisher's full blue cloth with titling gilt to spine and upper, publisher's device gilt to lower, floral-patterned endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 316 pp.
With an autograph inscription from the composer to the distinguished Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini signed in full in black ink to preliminary leaf: "Al Maestro Arturo Toscanini con la più profonda gratitudine Vittorio Gnecchi Milano 1912."
Publisher's blindstamp dated January 12 to lower inner margins of initial leaves.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained; gilt titling to spine slightly faded. Very slightly browned; occasional light staining, creasing, and wear; staples to inner margins rusted. A very good copy overall.
First issue of the second version. OCLC no. 25969598.
La Rosiera, to a libretto by Gnecchi and Carlo Zangarini after Alfred de Musset, was first performed in Gera on February 12, 1927.
"... the three-act La Rosiera (1927) and Giuditta (1953)... confirmed the characteristics of [Gnecchi's] style, which combines modes and an often dissonant, post-Wagnerian chromatic harmony, creating unusual effects within classically conceived forms." Raffaele Pozzi in Grove Music Online. Item #26266
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