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von Seyfried, Ignatz Ritter (1776 - 1841) / Pierson, Henry Hugh (1815 - 1873) [Editor]
Ludwig van Beethoven Studien by Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried. 1853 Second Edition, Published by Schuberth & Company, Leipzig. This book was Written by a Friend and Colleague of Beethoven. It is one of the First studies of Beethoven s Works Published . This copy has an Interesting Provenance : it has the Bookplate of Professor Stephen Bonta, a respected musician and Musical scholar, and the Bookplate of Paul F. Sanders, a respected Musician, and influential Music Critic. Sanders was a hero of the Allied Underground in WWII.
Schuberth & Company, Leipzig, Germany, 1853. This book is the Second Edition of "Ludwig van Beethoven Studien im Generalbass, Contrapunkt und der Compositionslehre aus dessen handschriftlichem Nachlass" by Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried (1776 - 1841), an Austrian musician, conductor and composer. It's a magnificent find, being one of the earliest serious studies of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by a musician contemporary with Beethoven. Von Seyfried was a pupil of both Mozart and Johann Albrechtsberger, and was himself teacher to numerous musicians, including Franz von Suppe, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, and Joseph Fischhof. In 1805 it was von Seyfried who had the honor of conducting the premiere of Beethoven's opera, "Fidelio". The first appearance of this important book, prepared, in part, from personal manuscripts from Beethoven's estate, was in 1832. The edition here presented is the Second Edition, as edited and revised by Henry Hugh Pierson (1815 - 1873). Pierson was an English composer who took up residence in Germany. He was a composer of operas and songs. Much of his work seems not to have survived, although various important repositories have a few manuscripts, including the Library of Congress, the Royal College of Music in London, and the Music Library of the Carl von Ossietzky Music Department in Hamburg. (Thanks to Wikipedia for some of the above information) ********************************* As well as the historical interest that the book holds for the world, and especially for musicologists, this specific copy has a unique musical provenance, having been … [Click Below for Full Description]
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