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BUSTINI, Alessandro 1876-1970
Maria Dulcis [Piano-vocal score]. [Autograph manuscript, complete] Melodramma in 3 Atti di Eugenio Checchi .
1901. Folio (340 x 246 mm). Full brown cloth. Notated in black ink on fine-quality 12-stave wove paper, with watermark (unidentified). Paginated throughout to corners in ink. 1 (title), 2-179, [1] (blank) pp. An autograph fair copy, signed on final page "Aless. Bustini" and dated Rome, July 30, 1901. With additional autograph markings by the composer in black ink clarifying text and other instructions and occasional markings in an unidentified hand in blue and lead pencil indicating voice types and cuts. With an autograph inscription to title"A Mario Roux questa mia povera opera semi-fischiata, in attera di mi altra due lo sara completamente, con grande affetto" signed "Aless. Bustini" and dated Rome, May 1[?2], 1902. (For Mario Roux, this poor semi-sung opera of mine, waiting for my two others to be completed, with great affection). From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981). Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; spine detached; shaken; hinges splitting. Some minor signs of wear; several leaves reinforced at inner margin. In quite good internal condition overall. Only one other source for this opera located, an autograph score and parts held at the Archivo musicale dell'Accademia nazionale di S. Cecilia in Roma. Maria Dulcis, a melodramma in 3 acts to a libretto by Eugenio Checchi, premiered in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi on 14 April 1902. Bustini studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Sgambati (piano), Renzi (organ), and Falchi (composition), graduating in 1897. He was subsequentl … [Click Below for Full Description]

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