Roma: Giovanni Longhi; Societá Litograf. Tiberina [PN 165], .
Folio. Navy blue calf-backed marbled boards, titling to spine in decorative compartments gilt. 1f. (recto title within decorative border printed in blue, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Nota," verso blank), 50 pp. "Gran Preludio," 1f. (recto secondary title, verso blank), 3-190 pp. Lithographed.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981); previously from the collection of Italian composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917), with his signature and inventory number 714 to title page.
Handstamp of musicseller G.G. Guidi Firenze to title.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Annotations in red pencil to titles; light scattered foxing, heavier to title and outer leaves.
First Edition. Scarce (one copy located in the U.S., at UNC-Chapel Hill).
Pietro Raimondi was an accomplished opera composer in the first decades of the 19th-century, particularly in Naples. Following the rise of Bellini and Donizetti, Raimondi turned to sacred music, culminating in his appointment in 1852 as maestro di cappella at San Pietro in Rome.
Raimondi composed three settings of the Stabat Mater: for 3 voices (ca. 1825); 2 voices, with Italian text (ca. 1840); and the present version for SATB and large orchestra.
An obscure work in a beautifully lithographed edition.
Price: $350.00 other currencies