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[Ballets Russes] Diaghilev, Sergey Pavlovich. (1872–1929) [Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista. (1710–1736)] [Wassenaer, Count Unico Wilhelm van. (1692–1766)]
Six Concertinos Attributed to Pergolesi AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT PREPARED FOR AND INSCRIBED BY DIAGHILEV
1918. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Bound collection of 6 concertinos for 4 violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo in score, copied from a manuscript at the Conservatoire de Paris, as prepared for and subsequently inscribed by Sergei Diaghilev. Long attributed to Italian Baroque composerÂPergolesi, these pieces are a famous case of reattribution within the canon of classical music, having been identified in recent decades as the work of the Dutch composer and statesman Count Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer. Half a century before this musicological consensus had been established, Diaghilev wrote his opinion in an inscription on the cover of the present manuscript (translated as follows from the French):"In my opinion, only the sixth (last) concertino was composed by Pergolesi. The others are of different authors who have nothing in common with him. I believe the autograph score does not exist, and that the copy at the Conservatoire de Paris is the sole known copy that belongs to . These works are found in no library in Italy. It is especially strange that they are not to be found in Naples. The quality of the music of these three concertini is very unequal, and one recognizes Pergolesi solely in the last part of the last concertino, which was composed wholly by him (the Adagio movement, recalling his serenades, etc.). S. Diaghilev, 1918."["À mon avis, il n'y a que le 6me (dernier) Concertino qui est composé par Pergolesi. Les autres sont de différents auteurs, qui n'ont rien de commun avec lui. Je crois que le partition autographe n' … [Click Below for Full Description]
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