Autograph musical manuscript of a complete work for keyboard. Signed and dated Dresden April 16, 1849. Johann SCHNEIDER, Gottlob.

Autograph musical manuscript of a complete work for keyboard. Signed and dated Dresden April 16, 1849

Small folio (250 x 203 mm). 17 measures. Notated in ink on hand-ruled staves, with "69" in manuscript to upper margin of recto and "70" to upper margin of blank hand-ruled verso, pesumably denoting album page numbers.

Slightly browned.

An organist, teacher, and composer, "by 1820 [Schneider] was recognized as one of the leading living organists. Owing to his splendid playing at a Magdeburg festival in 1825, he was appointed court organist in Dresden, a post he held until his death. In this post he had a wide influence and counted Mendelssohn and Liszt among his pupils ... As a teacher, Schneider would always end his lessons by playing one of the great organ fugues or chorale preludes of Bach, and was famed for his chorale improvisations in the tradition of Bach before service, on the performance of whose organ music he was considered the leading authority. Mendelssohn expressed great admiration for him, noting his performance of Bach’s D major Fugue from Book 1 of the ‘48’ on the organ." Franz Gehring, E.M. Oakeley, and Michael Musgrave in Grove Music Online

An attractive example.

Item #35231

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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