Autograph musical manuscript signed in full. Undated, but ca. 1840-1850. Charles MAYER.

Autograph musical manuscript signed in full. Undated, but ca. 1840-1850.

1 leaf. Large oblong octavo (204 x 269 mm). Notated in black ink on both sides of pre-printed 12-stave paper. No watermark or other identifying features.

42 measures for piano in C minor, marked "Agitato" at head. Apparently complete.

Very slightly worn and creased.

Mayer was born in Königsberg, Prussia, in what is now the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. He spent much of his life in St. Petersburg, where he was a student of Irish pianist and composer John Field (1782-1837), and later moved to Dresden. He was praised by both Berlioz and Schumann during his lifetime; his many students included Mikhail Glinka. Despite this fame and over 300 published compositions, Mayer is a virtually unknown figure today. Item #31338

Price: $700.00  other currencies

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