Gioacchino Rossini

Rossini, Gioacchino

Italian composer (1792-1868). Autograph musical manuscript signed and signed portrait. N. p. Oblong octavo manuscript on laid paper, ruled with staves throughout. 55 pp. on 30 ff.
$ 37,748 / 35.000 € (72732/BN46750)

Fifty-five leaves, signed by Rossini on the first page, containing the full scores of three compositions (sextets and septets): "La Notte", "La Preghiera", and "La Caccia". - Bound with pale green silk ribbons, with old stamps on otherwise blank front cover sheet, and a lengthy note of authenticity by a Belgian autograph expert, dated 1904, with his stamp; housed in a custom-made silk-lined tooled and gilt-leather box, mounted with an inscribed carte-de-visite of the Maestro, dated 1861; manuscript with some finger smudges, carte-de-visite with some surface damage, the box slightly warped, surface wear; the manuscript: 5 x 7½ in (127:190 mm).

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Rossini, Gioacchino

Italian composer (1792-1868). Autograph musical manuscript signed. Paris. Oblong 4to. 1 page.
$ 7,010 / 6.500 € (73284/BN47654)

A delightful musical autograph in C major (with a brief D minor development) written a year after the composer settled in his Paris apartment on rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin. The dedicatee, 'M. Mendes', may possibly be Mario do Céu da Silva Mendes, daughter of the eminent Portugese writer Joao da Silva Mendes. She would have been nine at the time, but was an able pianist even then and later became a notable performer and teacher; the image of the famous composer jotting down a musical flourish for a young admirer is a difficult one to resist. - Edges slightly frayed, and small traces of mounting.

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Rossini, Gioacchino

Komponist (1792-1868). Autograph letter signed. Passy de Paris. 1 S. 8vo. Beiliegend Adressenteil des Kuverts.
$ 2,157 / 2.000 € (73954/BN47890)

A letter to Vincenzo Alberti. Rossini thanks for the richly illustrated description of the celebration on the occasion of the installation of a panel of honor on the portal of the Lyceum of Bologna, which he attended from 1806 to 1810.

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