Anton Diabelli

Austrian music publisher, editor and composer, 1781-1858

"Best known in his time as a publisher, he is most familiar today as the composer of the waltz on which Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his set of thirty-three Diabelli Variations. It was Diabelli who first recognized the composer's potential, become the very first to publish Schubert's work with ""Der Erlkönig"" in 1821. Diabelli produced a number of well known works as a composer, including an operetta, several masses and songs and numerous piano and classical guitar pieces. Among these are pieces for piano four hands that are popular among pianists of all ages. His music goes on to be the fundamentals of opera, and is considered by some to have set the fundamental stepping stones for classic jazz."

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Diabelli, Anton

österreichischer Komponist, Gitarrist, Pianist und Musikverleger (1781-1858). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift und Notenzitat im Text. Wien. 4to. 1 p. Mit Adresse, Siegel ausgerissen. Leicht gebräunt, etwas fleckig. Linker oberer Rand und Siegelstelle alt hinterlegt (geringer Wortverlust). Verso Montagereste.
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An den Verlag Franz Haas in Prag, die Herausgabe neuer Werke betreffend. „[…] Da ich vor einigen Tagen meine bey Ihnen gestochenen Piècen für guitare durchsehen habe, so will ich sie nur auf einige darin vorkommende Fehler aufmerksam machen […] Uebrigens ist dieses Werkchen sehr schön und rein gestochen; auch erbitte ich mir davon etwelche Exemplare zu überschicken[…] Auch überschicke ich Ihnen hier die Flöte Stime (ad libitum) zu den Gesängen, ich weis nicht mehr in welcher Ordnung selbe stehen. Sie macht besonders guten Effect dazu, und sie können es daher auch einzeln dazu stechen lassen […]“ - Sehr selten.

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Diabelli, Anton

Eigenh. Verzeichnis von Schuberts nachgelassenen Liedern mit Notenzitaten.
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Autograph notes regarding 76 pieces of music by Franz Schubert, quoting the first bars and stating the number of plates, whether engraved or not, etc. Arranged by poets: Körner (6 nos.), Schlegel (6 nos.), Schiller (12 nos.), Mayerhofer (26 nos.), Klopstock (15 nos.), Schober (4 nos.), Schlechta (3 nos.), Collin (2 nos. ), and Grillparzer (2 nos.). In 1830 Diabelli had begun to publish Schubert's posthumous songs in instalments. "Diabelli made the praiseworthy attempt to assemble the vast store of manuscripts at his disposal into some sensible order before publication. Songs were grouped sometimes by author [...] and sometimes by subject matter. But inevitably the choice had occasionally to be arbitrary. The series was advertised as 'Franz Schubert's Posthumous Musical Poems [Nachgelassene musikalische Dichtungen] for Song and Pianoforte', but it soon became known as the 'Nachlass', and Diabelli used this title in the later parts" (Reed, The Schubert Song Companion, p. 506). - First page slightly duststained; old catalogue description mounted, otherwise clean and well-preserved.