Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets. ITALIAN MUSIC LITHOGRAPHY.
Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets
Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets
Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets
Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets

Bound collection of 12 lithographed opera duets

Roma: Leopoldo Ratti, Gio Batta Cencetti e Comp, [1821-33].

Oblong folio. Dark green leather-backed patterned paper boards with decorative cut paper manuscript title label to upper, spine in decorative compartments gilt. With contemporary manuscript index to verso of front free endpaper. 218 pp., with continuous manuscript pagination through page 169. Lithographed.

11 piano-vocal scores in total, the final duet in full score.

Contains:
MERCADANTE. Zaira. Duetto: V'ha riscatto per Zaira [PN 409], [1832-33]. 15 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 174.

MERCADANTE. Donna Caritea. Duetto: La baldanza del tuo orgoglio [PN 201], [1826]. 17 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 102.

CARAFA. Eufemio di Messina. Duetto: Gelo di morte io sento [PN 67], [1823]. 17 pp. Twyman p. 446, no. 2. Antolini & Bini p. 151.

ROSSINI. Mose in Egitto. Duetto: Tutto mi ride intorno [PN 80], [1823]. 5 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 152.

DONIZETTI. La Lettera Anonima. Duetto: Questo giorno amata Sposa [PN 97], [1823]. 13 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 154.

ROSSINI. Oratorio il Mose. Duetto: Parlar spiegar non posso [PN 91], [1823]. 10 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 153.

MERCADANTE. Apoteosi di Ercole. Duetto: O Madre a tuoi piedi [PN 228], [1828]. 12 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 163.

CARAFA. Capricciosa e il Soldato. Duetto: Ferma il piede [PN 15], [1822]. 22 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 147.

DONIZETTI. Il Furioso. Duetto: Dei begli occhi ai lampi ardenti [PN 416], [1833]. 11 pp. Twyman p. 447, no. 15. Antolini & Bini p. 175.

ROSSINI. Zelmira. Duetto: In estasi di gioja [PN 186], [1826]. 13 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 161.

DONIZETTI. Gli Esiliati in Siberi. Duetto: Ciel che ascolto, che disco pro [PN 216], [1827]. 18 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 163.

ROSSINI. Barbiere di Siviglia. Duetto: All'idea de quel metallo. [Full score]. [PN 234], [1828]. 121-178 pp. Antolini & Bini p. 164.

Signature of "Nat Marchetti" to several titles and title label.

From the collection of Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni.

Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; slightly shaken; some paper loss; free endpapers creased. Occasional light foxing and soiling.

Rare Roman lithographed editions, few found outside Italy.

The final item (the Rossini Barbiere di Siviglia duet) is excerpted from the rare full score. See Gossett: The Operas of Rossini, p. 273.

The firm of Ratti & Cencetti was founded in 1821 and became the largest music publisher in Rome during the 19th century, utilizing lithographic techniques almost exclusively. See Twyman: Early Lithographed Music, pp. 437-48.

A fine assemblage of rare lithographic printings from this important firm.

Item #33557

Price: $550.00  other currencies

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