Spanisches Concert für Flöte mit Begleitung des Piano oder grossem Orchester ... Op. 420. Autograph musical manuscript score for piano and flute together with solo part. The complete work. Signed and dated Hamburg, August 1890 by the composer. Wilhelm POPP.
Spanisches Concert für Flöte mit Begleitung des Piano oder grossem Orchester ... Op. 420. Autograph musical manuscript score for piano and flute together with solo part. The complete work. Signed and dated Hamburg, August 1890 by the composer.
Spanisches Concert für Flöte mit Begleitung des Piano oder grossem Orchester ... Op. 420. Autograph musical manuscript score for piano and flute together with solo part. The complete work. Signed and dated Hamburg, August 1890 by the composer.

Spanisches Concert für Flöte mit Begleitung des Piano oder grossem Orchester ... Op. 420. Autograph musical manuscript score for piano and flute together with solo part. The complete work. Signed and dated Hamburg, August 1890 by the composer.

Folio (344 x 265 mm.). Sewn.

Score: 1f. (manuscript title), 16 pp. (manuscript music). Notated in ink on 12-stave music manuscript paper with the maker's small printed emblem "B & Co" to lower left margins.

Solo part: 1f. (manuscript title), 7 pp. (manuscript music). Notated in ink on 10-stave music paper.

With autograph dedication to each title: "Dedicated to Miss Maÿ Smith, Hudson N.Y." and signature and date to final page of score.

Green paper tape to spine with some loss. Minor wear; several small stains; occasional small edge tears; vertical crease at central fold.

"Wilhelm Popp was court pianist and flautist at the Ducal Saxon Court Theater in Coburg-Gotha. He received his flutist training from Caspar Kummer and Louis Drouet; there is no information about his pianist training. According to tradition, he must also have been a piano virtuoso, as he performed with various orchestras.

After falling out with the theater director in Coburg, he himself asked for his release and moved to Hamburg in 1867. There he was principal flutist in the Philharmonic Orchestra. During his lifetime Popp was a well-known and valued composer and in D. Ehrlich's "The History of the Flute" published in 1920 his works were described as "very well known in the musical world". After that he can hardly be found in any encyclopedia and only a small part of his oeuvre, which contains almost 600 compositions, has been reissued to this day. Most of his oeuvre includes pieces for flute and piano, and in keeping with the trend of the time he has written countless arrangements and fantasies about well-known melodies and operatic paraphrases of every level of difficulty. His own compositions are very interesting, be it countless melodic character pieces, be it his six sonatinas or his concertos, also these in various levels of difficulty, so that both the flute beginner and the flute virtuoso can enjoy this literature." Wiki online article.

May Lyle Smith (1873-?) was one of two noted American flutists of the late 19th century and is mentioned in Fitzgibbon's "The Story of the Flute," p. 223. She wrote an article in the November 1893 issue (p. 230) of the American musical magazine "The Etude" entitled "Flute Playing For Women," originally published in the January 1893 issue of "Good Housekeeping."

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