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HAYDN, Joseph 1732-1809
[H. XXI:3]. [Le Quattro Stagioni] L'Autunno - L'Inverno. [Two musical manuscripts in full score]
1840. L'Autunno:<br/>Oblong quarto (231 x 322 mm). Early full dark green leather with dark brown diamond-shaped leather title label gilt to upper, decorative borders gilt, spine in decorative compartments gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Notated in black ink on 14-stave laid paper with two watermarks: a half moon and a 'W' inside a crest. 132ff. Text in Italian.L'Inverno:<br/>Oblong quarto (226 x 324 mm). Early dark brown leather-backed green textured paper boards with diamond-shaped dark red title label gilt to upper, spine in decorative compartments gilt, green speckled edges. Notated in black ink on 12- and 16-stave laid paper with multiple watermarks: initials 'A F,' three stars, and three moons. 86ff. Text in Italian.<br/><br/>Both movements complete and in original keys, with several minor differences in the rhythm of recitatives to accommodate the Italian translation. In two different hands. <br/><br/>From the collection of Luigi Ricci (1893-1981), Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni.<br/><br/>Bindings slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Light scattered foxing. Hob. XXI:3, pp. 57-58, where the autograph is recorded as lost. 4 manuscript full scores in Italian located. Ricordi published a piano-vocal score in 1856. <br/><br/>This second collaboration between Haydn and librettist Gottfried von Swieten was based on the poem by James Thomson (1700-1748) published in 1730. The work was first performed on 24 April 1801 in a private première at the Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna; its first public production took place on 19 Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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