Italian violin virtuoso (1782-1840). Album of 12 autograph manuscripts signed by Paganini, Rossini and others, containing mainly complete songs and piano pieces. Boulogne, Paris, Calais, Clermont and elsewhere. 22 pages. Oblong 4to (c.17 x 27 cm). 8-stave paper, contemporary brown polished calf, stamped in gilt and blind ("Clara Mangin"), presentation inscription.
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Album of 12 autograph manuscripts signed by Paganini, Rossini and others, containing mainly complete songs and piano pieces. 1) Paganini, Niccolò. Album-leaf comprising two chromatic scale-passages in contrary motion, each spanning two octaves, twenty-six bars music in all, notated for treble & bass in brown ink on three two-stave systems, signed and inscribed ("All' Egregia Madamigella Clara Mangin ... Boulogne, li 15. Agosto 1834 Nicolò Paganini"). - 2) Rossini, Gioachino. Autograph manuscript of "Mi lagnerò tacendo", signed ("G.
Rossini"), comprising a sixteen-bar setting of Metastasio's text, notated in dark brown ink on two three-stave systems per page, [c.1836], 2 pages. Together with: Théodore Labarre (the song "Mathilde", 2 pages) - Georges Mathius ("Andantino" in E minor for piano, 3 pages, 1836) -Jules Godefroy ("Pensée du moment", for piano, 2 pages, 1835) - Henri Bertini ("Téma" for piano, signed and inscribed 14 Mai 1836. HBertini") - Theodore Döhler (Allegro in c minor for piano, signed) - Sigismond Thalberg (musical quotation of an 'Andantino' in G) - George Onslow ('Allegretto con moto' in E-flat, for piano, signed "...23 Janvier 1846 George Onslow", 3 pages) - Eugene Ortolan ('Souvenirs d'auvergne' in F, 3 pages, 2 September 1847), and others in the album of Clara Mangin, 22 pages, oblong 8vo (c.17 x 27cm), the manuscripts all written directly into the album, 8-stave paper, contemporary brown polished calf, stamped in gilt and blind ("Clara Mangin"), presentation inscription, 26 June 1834, Boulogne, Paris, Calais, Clermont and elsewhere, 1836-1847, somewhat worn, with front cover detached. - Autograph music by Paganini is rarely offered for sale. This is a fine album of the 1830s-1840s, containing mainly complete works rather than short quotations. Rossini's song is one of many such settings that the composer made of his favourite Metastasian poem. The volume was given to Clara Stéphanie Mangin of Boulogne in 1834, in recognition of winning a music prize. We learn from the three-page piano work by George Onslow in 1846 that Clara had become Comtesse d'Espinay Theix Royat; the Château de Theix was near Clermont-Ferrand..