Balletto I Paggi del Duca di Vandomo Composto dal Sig.r Aumer pel R. Teatro alla Scala Musica di diversi rinomati Autori Ridotta per Cembalo Solo.

Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 1303-1305], [1822]. Oblong folio. Sewn. Stiff olive green marbled wrappers with small rectangular title label to upper with former owner's name ("Marietta dal Verme") in manuscript within decorative oval printed border. 43, [1] (blank), pp. Engraved.

With series information to lower margin of title: "Classe II. Fasc.o 4 e 5. della Bibl.a di Musica moderna. Anno III."

With the outline of two ballet shoes in pencil to front pastedown and several manuscript annotations in ink indicating cuts and repeats to score.

From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981). Previously from the collection of Marietta [?]Gigulini,with her signature to upper outer corner of title.

Wrappers somewhat worn, soiled, and faded. Moderate wear and soiling throughout, particularly to corners and margins; title slightly abraided and soiled.

First Edition, first issue (without printed price). Rare (two copies only located, both in Italy).

Jean-Louis Aumer (1774-1833) was a dancer and choreographer active primarily in Paris. He collaborated with composer Adalbert Gyrowetz (1763-1850) on the ballet Die Pagen des Herzogs Vendôme, first in Vienna (1815), and later in Paris as Les pages du duc de Vendôme, which premiered at the Académie royale de musique on October 18, 1820.

The present score does not credit the music to Gyrowetz but only "several renowned authors" who are not named.

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 #31457

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