[Op. 14]. Melodie Popolari Egiziane [Solo piano]. Signed by the composer. Alberto HEMSI.

[Op. 14]. Melodie Popolari Egiziane [Solo piano]. Signed by the composer

Alexandrie: Edition Orientale de Musique [PNs A.H. 41-45], ©1934.

Quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory decorative wrappers printed in dark brown. 14, [2] pp. Caption titles in Arabic (with transliteration), French, English, and Italian. Printed dedication to head of title: "A sua altezza reale il Principe del Said, l'Istituto Musicale Italiano."

With an autograph inscription to "Mme. ... Mazloum Bey" signed by the composer and dated Alexandria, October 1949 to upper outer corner of title.

Wrappers slightly worn; partially detached. Light uniform browning.

First Edition.

"From 1920 [Hemsi] became intensely interested in the traditional music of Sephardi Jewry, collecting material around the eastern Mediterranean, in Alexandria, Jerusalem, Rhodes, Turgutlu, Manisa, Izmir and Thessaloniki ... In Alexandria he founded the Edition Orientale de Musique, the first Egyptian house to publish the work of composers familiar with Middle Eastern culture. In his own music he sought a compromise between Western technique and oriental tradition ... In 1957 he left for Paris to become professor of music at the Jewish Seminary; in the following year he was made music director of the Berith Shalom synagogue." Israel J. Katz in Grove Music Online.

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