Paris: Sieber [PN 231], [ca. 1810-20].
Oblong folio. Half dark blue calf with light brown speckled boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt; marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title within decorative border incorporating musical instruments, verso blank), xxii (introduction), 286 pp. Engraved.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; front hinge split. Slightly worn, browned, foxed, soiled, creased, and stained; occasional offsetting; first leaves worn and frayed at outer margins; title leaf torn with early tape repairs to inner margin and verso, partial publisher's handstamp to blank lower margin.
"Italian pedagogical methods were widely disseminated and emulated in the 18th century, and with the founding of the Paris Conservatoire in 1795 training in solfeggio was instituted as a basis of the curriculum ... The first important collection was Solfeges d'Italie Avec la Basse chiffree. .., which appeared in 1772 and saw three later editions as well as several pirated ones ...
The French solfège tradition has served as a point of departure for numerous methods of teaching basic musical skills developed in other countries, among them the methods of Wedge, Hindemith, Kodály and Villa-Lobos. Since World War II many instruction manuals have been printed in a variety of languages, all of them more or less indebted to solfeggio and solfège ..." Owen Jander in Grove Music Online.
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