Buenos Aires: Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música, 1944-48. Quarto. Soft brown leatherette with titling gilt to upper within ruled border, marbled endpapers. 15 parts, each with separate titles and pagination.  pp. total. With numerous illustrations throughout including choreographic diagrams, musical scores, and bibliographies.
With an autograph inscription to front endpaper to Luigi Ricci from Francisco Serra dated Buenos Aires, November 18, 1949.
El Escondido (1946), El Gato (1944), La Danza de las Cintas (1948), La Condicion (1946), El Carnavalito (1946), El Bailecito (1948), El Triunfo (1944), El Pala Pala (1946), La Huella (1948), La Sajuriana (1948), La Chacarera (1944), El Pajarillo (1948), La Calandria (1948), El Cuando (1944), La Mariquita (1946).
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981). Inscribed to him on front flyleaf by Francisco Seara, dated November 18, 1949.
Light uniform browning.
Carlos Vega made substantial contributions to Argentine musicology with his systematic studies of traditional music and dance. He founded the Institute of Musicology in 1931 and also served as a folklore expert at Buenos Aires University.
The pamphlets issued as part of the series Bailes tradicionales argentinos contain a brief history of each dance, choreography, texts, and music; they are illustrated with both printed music and depictions of the dance steps.
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 #31523
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