Collection of musical manuscripts, possibly autograph
Small folio (325 x 240 mm). 4 fascicles. Notated in black ink on 12-stave music paper with durations in pencil marked to each piece. Unpaginated.
Danse païenne. 2 ff. Scored for piano
Paysage d'Automne. 2 ff. Scored for piano and bell in F
Cortege Espagnol. 4 ff. Scored for piano
Gavotte et Musette. 4 ff. Scored for piano.
Menuet. 4 ff. Scored for [?]organ on 3 staves with two treble and one bass clef bracketed together
Somewhat browned; slightly chipped and dampstained.
Barvas was born in Alexandria, Egypt and died in Lugano, Switzerland. After initial musical studies in Egypt with de Santis, he entered the Conservatory in Milan, where he studied with Soffredini. He returned to Egypt after World War I where he composed, conducted, and taught; King Fuad named him "court composer." Barvas subsequently settled in Lugano, where he remained active in musical life.
The autograph of another of Barvas' works, Cortège Arabe, dated 1935, is held at the Biblioteca Comunale Giovanni Panunzio in Molfetta; his Nachlass is held at the Central Library in Zürich.
Price: $150.00 other currencies