Milano: G. Ricordi [PNs 6675-6685], . Oblong folio. Dark green leather-backed embossed dark green paper boards with titling "MUSICA ISTRULE" and decorative devices gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 5-91 pp. Each number with separate caption title and pagination. Engraved.
Piano reduction by Luigi Truzzi (1799-1864).
ROSSINI, Gioachino, 1792-1868
L'Italiana in Algeri Dramma Giocoso ... Per il Teatro St. Benedetto in Venezia ... per Piano Forte [Fr.]15._. ... [Piano solo] Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 4346 172, 1192-1206], . 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 96 pp. Each number with separate caption title and pagination. Engraved.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; some loss to edges of boards. Slight dampstaining to lower right corners,; light foxing throughout.
Donizetti: First edition for piano solo. Inzaghi IN. 39, pp. 153-5.
Rossini: Early edition for piano , later issue with new sinfonia reduction .
Donizetti's Fausta, to a libretto by Domenico Gilardoni, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro San Carlo, January 12, 1832. "As Donizetti’s first opera seria for Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis ... Fausta contains a remarkable aria-finale in which the Larghetto, with its text almost certainly by the composer, is in the then uncommon scheme of decasyllabic lines and boasts a subtly inflected melody." William Ashbrook in Grove Music Online.
Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, to a libretto derived from Angelo Anelli, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro San Benedetto, May 22, 1813. "Rossini's first buffo masterpiece in the fully-fledged two-act form." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online.
Ricci was an important figure in the transmission of 19th century traditions passed on to him by noted baritone Antonio Cotogni (1831-1918), whom he accompanied from the age of 12. He was active as a vocal coach at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where he taught (amongst many others) Sesto Bruscantini, Anna Moffo, Rosalind Elias, Ezio Flagello, Peter Lindroos, and Martti Wallén. Item #31258
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