Alexandrie: Edition Orientale de Musique [PNs A.H. 21-23], ©1932.
Quarto. Original publisher's wrappers. 17 pp.
With an autograph inscription to the concert pianist Mario Feninger signed by the composer dated March 21, 1956 to upper outer corner of title.
Wrappers browned and detached. Moderate internal browning; small stain to lower inner margin of title.
"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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