1 page. Oblong quarto (229 x 179 mm). Notated in black ink on pre-printed 12-stave paper. 13 measures for oboe and piano, with "Allegro mod[era]to" at head. No watermark.
Inscribed by the composer "für das Album der Madme. Dreyschock mit der freundlich errinerung" ["for the album of Madame Dreyschock with thanks and friendly greetings"] and signed Niels W. Gade. The oboe line is divisi in the last two measures, suggesting an excerpt from a larger orchestral work.
Slightly worn, soiled, and creased; small tears at upper and right margins repaired with tape to verso.
Danish composer and conductor Niels W. Gade caught the attention of Mendelssohn with his First Symphony (1842), allowing him to move to Leipzig and serve as assistant conductor of the Gewandhaus. He was appointed as Mendelssohn's successor there but was forced to leave at the outset of the Danish-Prussian Wars. Back in Copenhagen, he set out to revitalize musical life, solidifying the Musical Society (Musikforeningen) and establishing the city in the model of German cultural centers. Gade soon became the leading musical figure in Denmark and conducted a number of premieres of major works.
Elisabeth Dreyschock (1832-1891) was a singer and wife of Raimund Dreyschock (1824-1869), assistant concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
An attractive example. Item #31352
Price: $750.00 other currencies