Item #38499 Alcuni Tratti della Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri Posti in Musica e dedicati A. S. A. La Sig. Principessa Alessandrina de Drietristhein nata Contessa de Schwaloff &&&. Luigi CONFIDATI.
Alcuni Tratti della Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri Posti in Musica e dedicati A. S. A. La Sig. Principessa Alessandrina de Drietristhein nata Contessa de Schwaloff &&& ...

Alcuni Tratti della Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri Posti in Musica e dedicati A. S. A. La Sig. Principessa Alessandrina de Drietristhein nata Contessa de Schwaloff &&& ...

Roma: Nella Stamperia Litografica con Privativa di Leopoldo Ratti, e Gio: Bātta Cencetti Editori di Musica in Via de Spagnuoli No 24 presso S. Salvatore delle Goppelle, alla pescheria nuova [PN 45], 1822.

Oblong folio. 19th century dark tan quarter calf with marbled boards. 1f. (title), [1] (Section title: Episodio di Francesca da Rimini nel Canto V di Dante. A Voce di Soprano), 8-30 pp., [1] (Section title: La Morte del Conte Ugolino nel Canto XXXIII di Dante. A Voce di Basso), 32-52 pp. Lithographed throughout. Scored for solo voice, violin I, violin II, viola and bass.

Lacking the first part entitled "Iscrizione su la Porta dell'Inferno nel Canto III di Dante A Voce di Tenore;" the second part bound after the third.

"The firm of Ratti & Cencetti was the largest music publishing house in Rome in the nineteenth century and the first to use lithography there." Twyman p. 437.

First Edition. Antolini and Bini: Editori e libri musicali a Roma nella prima metà dell'ottocentro, p. 149.

Bound with:
Gaggi, Adauto 1800-1878. Il Primo Canto dell'Inferno di Dante Alighieri A Voce di Basso con accompagnamento di Piano-forte ... Proprietà dell'Autore. Roma; Stampa. Ratti, e Compi., [PN 363 a-c]. [1831]

[i] (title), [i] (text from Canto I beginning with "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" and ending with " Allor si mosse, e io li tenni dietro"), 3-24 pp. Lithographed throughout.

First Edition. Antolini and Bini p. 171. Twyman p. 447 no. 13.

Minor wear and foxing. In very good condition overall.

These two rare items are of significance both as examples of settings of Dante's classic literary work and as examples of Italian music lithography.

Confidati was born in Jesi (today the town of Cupramontana) and died in Rome. He wrote three compositions on text from Dante's Divine Comedy and also wrote other vocal music including a cantata and oratorios. Manuscripts of his works are held by the Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence. Schmidl III, p. 208.

Little is known of Gaggi, born in Fano around 1800. He was educated in Bologna and studied music with his father Stanislao Mattei.

"There are 121 known musical interpretations of Dante’s Commedia composed during the period which spans 1789–1914. The preponderance of these were written by Italian composers, with only twenty-four pieces written by non-Italian composers." Extracted from Audeh and Havely eds.: Dante and the Long Nineteenth Century. Appendix: Dante and Nineteenth-Century Music.

Item #38499

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