Für Freunde der Tonkunst Erster [-Vierter] Band. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. Johann Friedrich ROCHLITZ.
Für Freunde der Tonkunst Erster [-Vierter] Band. Zweite verbesserte Auflage

Für Freunde der Tonkunst Erster [-Vierter] Band. Zweite verbesserte Auflage

Leipzig: Carl Cnobloch, 1830-1832.

4 volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in dark green leather-backed marbled boards, titling to spine gilt within decorative gilt compartment, marbled endpapers and edges, dark green silk ribbon markers.

With inscription to free front endpaper of Vol. I (in German): "To the Freysitz'sche Sing-Academie as the foundation of a music reference library, bestowed as a gift on 14 January 1849" and signature of [?]Ada[lbert] A. Kuhn to lower outer corner.

I: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), xii pp., 1f. (recto title Part I, verso blank), [3]-136 pp. 1f. (recto title Part II, verso blank), [139]-312 pp., 1f. (recto title Part III, verso blank), [315]-410 pp.

II: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [v]-viii pp., 1f. (recto title Part I, verso blank), [3]-136 pp., 1f. (recto title Part II, verso blank), [139]-304 pp., 1f. (recto title Part III, verso blank), [307]-427, [i] (colophon) pp.

III: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [iii]-iv pp., 1f. (recto title Part I, verso blank), [3]-272 pp., 1f. (recto title Part II, verso blank), [275]-358 pp., 1f. (recto title Part III, verso blank), [361]-434 pp., 1f. (recto title Part IV, verso blank), [437]-483, [i] (blank) pp. + 1 folding plate music.

IV: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to Grand Duchess Maria Paulowna of Russia, verso blank), v-viii, ix (contents), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), [3]-242 pp., 1f. (recto title "Faustina Hasse," verso blank), 269 pp., [i] (blank), 1f. (recto title "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach," verso blank), 273-316 pp., 1f. (recto title "Musik und Musiker in Wien," verso blank), 319-363, [i] (blank) pp., 1f. (recto title Der Komponist und der Gelehrte," verso blank), 367-396 pp., 1f. (recto Seb. Bachs grosse Passionsmusik, nach dem Evangelisten Johannes," verso blank), 399-448 pp., 1f. (recto title Versuch einer musikalischen Reise," verso blank), 451-479, [i] (blank) pp.

Small oval handstamp of the Preyssics Singacademie dated 1832 to upper inner corner of titles.

Second "improved" edition.

A poet, translator and critic, Rochlitz was a friend of Goethe. He served as both the first editor of the influential Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung and as a director of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, positions that gave him great influence.

The present work contains wide-ranging and important essays on the life and/or works of Astorga, C.P.E. Bach, J. S. Bach, Berger, Danzi, Fesca, Gerber, Handel, Faustina Hasse, Hiller, Hoffmann, Mara, Neukomm, Mozart, Naumann, Rolle, Romberg, Solomon, Tag, and Weber as well as essays of a more general nature including on the fugue, opera, music in Vienna, etc.

"During a visit to Vienna in 1822, Rochlitz paid his respects to Beethoven and described the encounter in detail in his Für Freunde der Tonkunst ..." Horst Leuchtmann and James Deaville in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $600.00  other currencies

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