Autograph musical quotation signed in full and inscribed, most probably to the Italian artist Silvia de Bondini. Victor DE SABATA.

Autograph musical quotation signed in full and inscribed, most probably to the Italian artist Silvia de Bondini.

1 page. Ca. 285 x 229 mm. Dated Rome, 1928. In black ink on light pink paper.

Five measures, being the trumpet fanfare from the opening of De Sabata's symphonic poem Juventus. Notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff with a key signature of three sharps.

Creased at folds and slightly overall; lower margin with one minor chip; upper margin with small stain, slightly affecting inscription.

Juventus was first performed at the Teatro del Popolo in Milan on May 25, 1919, conducted by Arturo Voghera.

"The son of a chorus master, [De Sabata] studied at the Milan Conservatory, taking counterpoint and fugue with Michele Saladino and composition with Giacomo Orefice; he also played the piano and the violin. After obtaining his diploma in 1910 with a Suite for orchestra, he concentrated for several years on composition, winning considerable success with his opera Il macigno (La Scala, 1917) and his symphonic poem Juventus, regularly played by several of the great conductors including Strauss and Toscanini... Blessed with a fabulously exact and critical ear, De Sabata was a gifted, original and fascinating conductor whose often incandescent performances resembled Toscanini’s. Karajan said of his conducting that ‘there was a change in the music without him speaking one word’. His repertory ranged from Mozart to Stravinsky, with an emphasis on Wagner, Strauss, Debussy, Ravel, Sibelius, and Puccini and his Italian contemporaries (Giordano, Montemezzi, Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari and Tommasini)." Piero Rattalino in Grove Music Online.

Silvia de Bondini, a talented amateur painter, was the wife of the French economist and politican Jean Monnet. In 1919, Monnet was made Deputy Secretary General of the newly formed League of Nations, and went on to an international career in politics and finance. Item #27064

Price: $225.00  other currencies

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