Roma: Ratti e Comp. [PN 104], n.d. [1823-24].
Folio (355 x 255 mm). 2 volumes bound in one. Dark green calf-backed dark green textured paper boards, spine in compartments with decorative gilt and blindstamped devices. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 62 pp.;  ("Partimenti ossia Basso Numerato secondo la scuola de' Conservatori di Napoli Opera Completa ... Divisa in sei Libri, riveduta ed aumentata colla quale s' impara praticamente ai accompagnare; ed a conoscere i principi del contrapunto."), 2-120 pp. Lithographed throughout.
From the collection of Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Light to moderate foxing. A very good copy overall.
Twyman 446. OCLC (one copy only, at the University of California, Los Angeles).
Fedele Fenaroli was a respected music educator and composer. With his colleagues Paisiello and Tritto, he helped to develop the curriculum of the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini, where he taught counterpoint. Among his students were Cimarosa, Zingarelli, and Carafa. "Fenaroli principally composed church music, preferring the strict contrapuntal style, in which he exhibited great ability. Only a few cantatas, stage works and oratorios by him survive. He apparently wrote no orchestral music and only one chamber work, the Intavolature e sonate per cembalo (1793). His teaching method was highly regarded throughout Italy; Fétis praised it for its simplicity and clarity and Choron used some of the exercises in his Principes de composition. By transmitting the compositional style of his teacher Durante he helped preserve the so-called Neapolitan tradition. His treatises, which were reprinted many times during the 19th century, began to fall out of favour about 1860 with the arrival of more modern teaching methods; yet even as late as 1871 Verdi could write approvingly of the still widespread use of Fenaroli’s exercises." Seigfried Gmeinwieser in Grove Music Online.
Rare and interesting example of Italian music lithogrpahy.
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