Hambourg et Leipsic: Schuberth & Comp. [PN 483], .
Folio.  (title), 3-6,  (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. For solo voice and piano.
With an autograph inscription in ink to "Signor Carr" signed "Pantaleoni" to left margin of title: "L'autore, al celebre dilettante Sigr. Carr Pantaleoni." With a 3-line poem in Pantaleoni's hand to upper margin of title.
Dampstain to blank right margin; moderate foxing.
First Edition. LW N2. Searle 684. Raabe 644.
Luigi Pantaleoni was an Italian composer of songs and the father of opera singers Romilda (1847-1917) and Adriano (1837-1908). He performed this song with Liszt on at least two occasions in 1842:
"Lubeck: June 1842. Returning from Russia, the Nicolai put into port at the Hanseatic city of Lübeck - at that time one of Germany's free cities. On an evening in very early June Liszt gave a private concert for the passengers who had accompanied him from Russia on that ship. He improvised, played at least one fantasy, and accompanied Pantaleoni in several numbers, including Pantaleoni's own 'Venetian barcarolle' - a piece many listeners found 'heavenly' ... One or two days later Liszt gave a benefit concert in Lübeck. He played several numbers, including his 'Don Juan' fantasy, and accompanied Pantaleoni in an aria from Niobe." Saffle: Liszt in Germany, 1840-1845, p. 140.
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