Item #38241 The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg." Pietro MASCAGNI.
The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg."
The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg."
The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg."
The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg."

The composer's own highly decorative 2-piece conducting baton with over 100 onlaid semi-precious stones of dark pink and turquoise hue and striped onyx head and foot. Inscribed in gilt script to Mascagni from E. Ascherberg, music publisher and holder of the British copyright to Cavalleria rusticana: "A Pietro Mascagni E Ascherberg."

455 mm. (17-5/8") in length. Lacking the ornament at tip.

Together with:
- A simple tapered wooden baton with rounded ends, 490 mm. in length
- A folding lorgnette with ca. 58 mm. handle
- A ca. 84 mm. pencil
- A ca. 39 mm. oval case

The lorgnette, pencil, and case in gold-toned metal with decorative stamping and attached rings. All items housed in a custom-made glass-fronted narrow wooden display case, 516 x 96 x 57 mm.

Provenance:
The family of the composer

Mascagni, known primarily as an opera composer, was immensely popular during his lifetime. His "one-act masterpiece, Cavalleria rusticana, was a resounding success at the première in Rome (1890) and within a few months had been rapturously received in all the principal cities of Europe and America ... It has often been said that Giovanni Verga’s Cavalleria, the play on which the opera is based, inaugurated the verismo period in Italian theatre." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online

"When he arrived with his wife in New York, thousands of people from the Italian community in New York travelled from Broadway with bands to Hotel Savoy. He had only two days of rehearsal before opening the Metropolitan Opera House with Cavalleria Rusticana and Zanetto (on October 8 1902). The audience was thrilled and Mascagni and the singers were often interrupted by applause. The Musical Courier and the New York Times praised the work, even though the orchestra had brought together Italian and American elements, due to a misunderstanding of trade unions." Pietro Mascagni Official Website

Eugene Ascherberg (1843-1908), born in Dresden, set up in London as E. Ascherberg & Co. by 1879 as a piano importer and gradually moved into music publishing, forming Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew in 1906; the firm held British copyrights for Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.

A highly attractive group of items with interesting association.

Item #38241

Price: $10,000.00  other currencies

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