Autograph musical quotation signed "G. A. Osborne" from his composition for solo piano, "La Bateliere." George Alexander OSBORNE.

Autograph musical quotation signed "G. A. Osborne" from his composition for solo piano, "La Bateliere."

1 leaf. Oblong quarto (169 x 205 mm). Undated, but after 1845.

16 measures for piano. Notated in black ink on pre-printed 12-stave paper.

Slightly worn; minor vertical crease.

Irish composer and pianist G. A. Osborne is best known as a friend of Berlioz and Chopin, both of whom he met while performing and teaching in Paris. "Although his music is not distinguished by its invention or originality, it is well made and had popular appeal; Berlioz found his songs and trios ‘lofty in style and spacious in design’." Jean Mongrédien in Grove Music Online.

"La Bateliere" was first issued in the "Album Royal" collection published by the Bureau de la France musicale in 1845; it was also printed separately by Lucca, Schott, and Addison and Hodson. Item #31348

Price: $400.00  other currencies