Folio. Contemporary dark brown leather-backed brown cloth boards with initials "W.R." gilt to upper and Erinnerung an U.S." gilt to lower within decorative blindstamped border, gilt and blindstamped outer rules, all edges gilt. 60 pp. total.
LISZT, Franz, 1811-1886. [LW A36/3]. Soireés Musicales de Rossini transcrites pour le Piano-Forte ... No. 3 L'invito. Bolero. Mayence et Anvers: Les fils de B. Schott [PN 4966. 3], [after 1838].  (title), 2-5,  (blank) pp. Lithographed.
LISZT, Franz, 1811-1886. [LW A36/5]. Soireés Musicales de Rossini transcrites pour le Piano-Forte ... No. 5 Il Rimprovero. Canzonetta. Mayence et Anvers: Les fils de B. Schott [PN 4966. 5], [after 1838].  (title), 2-5,  (blank) pp. Lithographed.
First Editions. Searle 424. Raabe 236. LC Catalog 123a.
VOSS, Charles, 1815-1882. [Op. 33]. Exaucement. Rhapsodie de Concert pour le Piano ... [dédiée] A Monsieur François Liszt. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 6841], . 1f. (title), 3-9,  (blank) pp. Engraved. First Edition.
VOSS, Charles, 1815-1882. [Op. 76]. Regards d'Amour. Mélodie pour le Piano dédiée à Mademoiselle Marie Finck à Francfort s/M ... Berlin et Breslau: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN B. et B. 1065], . 1f. (title), 3-9,  (blank) pp. Engraved. First Edition.
THALBERG, Sigismond, 1812-1871. [Op. 33]. Fantaisie pour le Piano sur des thèmes de l'Opèra: Moïse de G. Rossini ... Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 5349], . 1f. (title), 3-23,  (blank) pp. First Edition. Lithographed.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Trimmed; light foxing and offsetting throughout.
German composer and pianist Charles Voss had an initial streak of fame as a virtuoso in both Berlin and Paris, but this faded as the years progressed. He published hundreds of works in a popular salon style, although few are known today. He dedicated his Exaucement, Op. 33 to Liszt, but it does not appear that the two pianists were more than acquaintances.
Virtuoso pianist Sigismund Thalberg received wide acclaim when he began performing in Paris, so much so that Liszt returned from Switzerland in 1836 to defend his unofficial crown. With Fétis defending Thalberg, and Berlioz on the side of Liszt, a rather harsh battle took place in the Parisian music periodicals. Competition and differences were eventually set aside, however, after the two masters played a joint concert at the behest of Princess Cristina Belgiojoso (1808-1871). She famously declared that, "Thalberg is the finest pianist in the world – Liszt is the only one."
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