Soirées Italiennes. Saverio MERCADANTE.
Soirées Italiennes.

Soirées Italiennes.

Collection de huit Ariettes et quatre Duos avec une traduction française par Mr. Crevel de Charlemagne et une traduction allemande par le professeur G. Friedrich; mise en musique avec accompagnt. de piano ... Pr. 4 fl. 48xr.

Mayence & Anvers: fils de B. Schott [PN 4622], [1837].

Folio. Full modern green cloth, titling gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. 1f. (title), 1f. (portrait lithograph of Grisi), 1f. (contents), 59, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian, German, and French.

Portrait lithograph of Giulia Grisi ca. 190 x 145 mm, seated, half-length, with titling "Melle. Julie Grisi" beneath image.

- Il desiato ritorno: barcarola; paroles de Crescini
- La primavera: canzonetta; paroles de Crescini
- L' asilo del pellegrino: canzona del trovadore[!]; paroles de Comte C. Pepoli
- Il pastore svizzero: tirolese; paroles de Comte C. Pepoli
- La serenata del marinaro: serenata; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- Il zeffiro: polacca / paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- Lamento del moribondo: romanza; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- La zingarella spagnola: bolero; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- La pesca: duettino per due soprani; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- Il brindisi: duettino; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- La caccia: duettino per due tenori; paroles de comte C. Pepoli
- Il galop: duettino buffo; paroles de G. Crescini

With names of performers to the head of each song, including Falcon, Rubini, Tamburini, Ponchard, Nourrit, Damoreau, Orfila, and Lablache.

Handstamp of C.F. Hoyer New York to foot of title.

Binding slightly scuffed and rubbed. Moderate offsetting; scattered light soiling; a few leaves loose; some leaves guarded at inner margins.

First German edition, published shortly after the Italian edition. Scarce (2 copies located in the U.S., at the University of Michigan and the New York Public Library).

Mercadante's collection of solo arias and duets were written during his influential stay in Paris during 1835-36. Each work is dedicated to one of the leading opera singers of the day. Franz Liszt wrote transcriptions of six of these songs as his own Soirées Italiennes (LW A47), published in 1840.

Grisi (1811-1869) was a famous Italian soprano, creating well-known roles for Bellini and Donizetti.

Item #33448

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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