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Life of Moscheles, with selections from His Diaries and Correspondence. By his Wife. Adapted from the Original German by A. D. Coledridge.
London: Hurst and Blackett. 1879 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, 198 x 126 mms., pp. xvi, 333 [334 blank]; xi [xii blank], 319 [320 colophon], portrait frontispiece (foxed), contemporary embossed cloth, spines blocked in gilt, with ownership stamp on the title page, and the discrete book ticket of Francis Carter, bookseller in Canterbury, on the lower margin of the front paste-down end-paper in each volume. A very good set, with the autograph of Charlotte Moscheles mounted at the end of her preface. The pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles (1794 - 1870) was born in Prague but spent a great deal of his time in England from 1821. He left England with his family in 1846 to become Professor of piano at the Leipzig Conservatory. Charlotte's biography of him, Aus Moscheles' Leben was published in 1872, and ODNB notes, it "give[s] a lively and sympathetic account of English musical life in the twenty-five years between 1821 and 1846." There are also very good accounts of Berliod, Lizst and Wagner, when they were in Britain. The translator, Arthur Duke Coleridge, was the great-nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and he has the distinction of having formed the Bach Society. Moscheles died in Leipzig on 10 March 1870. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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