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Le Brindisi Valse Brillante pour Le Piano.
Le Brindisi Valse Brillante pour Le Piano. Dédiée a M.elle Alboni par Fréd. Burgmüller.
[Mayence anvers et Bruxelles, Chez les fils de B. Schott; c.1850.]
Lithograph with gold-leaf ribbed border, on album page. 260 x 197mm. 10¼ x 7¾". Some spotting.
Marietta Alboni raising a glass in a toast. Marietta Alboni (1823-1894) was a renowned Italian contralto opera singer. Together with the charismatic Maria Malibran, she was considered the greatest deeper-voiced female singer of the nineteenth century. Rossini was taken by her abilities that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Her debut at the Teatro alla Scala took place in 1842 as Neocle in the Italian version of 'Le Siege de Corinthe', which was followed by roles in operas by Marliani, Donizetti, Salvi and Pacini. Whilst in London, 1848, Meyerbeer transposed the role of the page Urbain in 'Les Huguenots', from soprano to contralto and composed a new aria for her.
See Harvard: 20.
[Ref: 23673]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Marietta Alboni, Contralto.
Marietta Alboni, Contralto.
[n.d. c.1855.]
Lithograph on album page. 342 x 260mm. 13½ x 10½". Foxed, some spotting.
Marietta Alboni (1823-1894) was a renowned Italian contralto opera singer. Together with the charismatic Maria Malibran, she was considered the greatest deeper-voiced female singer of the nineteenth century. Rossini was taken by her abilities that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Her debut at the Teatro alla Scala took place in 1842 as Neocle in the Italian version of 'Le Siege de Corinthe', which was followed by roles in operas by Marliani, Donizetti, Salvi and Pacini. Whilst in London, 1848, Meyerbeer transposed the role of the page Urbain in 'Les Huguenots', from soprano to contralto and composed a new aria for her.
[Ref: 23669]   £230.00  
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Marietta Albony [facsimile.]
Marietta Albony [facsimile.]
Auguste Hüssener sc.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Engraving and stipple on album page. 279 x 214mm. 11 x 8½". Some spotting, time stained.
Marietta Alboni (1823-1894) was a renowned Italian contralto opera singer. Together with the charismatic Maria Malibran, she was considered the greatest deeper-voiced female singer of the nineteenth century. Rossini was taken by her abilities that he taught her the contralto roles in his operas. Her debut at the Teatro alla Scala took place in 1842 as Neocle in the Italian version of 'Le Siege de Corinthe', which was followed by roles in operas by Marliani, Donizetti, Salvi and Pacini. Whilst in London, 1848, Meyerbeer transposed the role of the page Urbain in 'Les Huguenots', from soprano to contralto and composed a new aria for her.
Harvard: 4.
[Ref: 23672]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Madame Caradori Allan.
Madame Caradori Allan.
Published by Mr. Ainsworth, 27, Old Bond St. London. June, 1828. Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
Lithograph. 215 x 127mm. 8½ x 5".
Madame Maria Caterina Rosalbina Caradori-Allan (1800-1865) was a distinguished Italian soprano gracing the American stages. Plate to Eber's Seven Years of the Kings Theatre.
Harvard: 204-2.
[Ref: 15077]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Signor G. Ambrogetti.
Signor G. Ambrogetti.
A. Wivell del. C. Picart sculp.
[London, Published May 1, 1824, by Geo. Lawford, Saville Place, Burlington Gardens.]
Stipple. 202 x 153mm. 8 x 6". Trimmed. Repairs to the top corners.
Giuseppe Ambrogetti (b.1780) was a famous Italian baritone, particularly famous for his role in Da Ponte's Don Giovanni in London, in 1817.
V&A: S.3589-2009. ATN: 00476.
[Ref: 17427]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Anderson. Pianiste to he Majesty.
Mrs. Anderson. Pianiste to he Majesty.
Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane A.R.A., from a Drawing by J. Notz in the Possession of Mrs. Anderson.
Published March 1834, by J. Dickinson, 114, New Bond St.
Coloured lithograph. 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11". Some foxing, small tear to upper left.
Lucy Anderson (1797-1878) was the most eminent of the English pianists of the early Victorian era. She championed Beethoven's piano concertos and supposedly played them more than any other pianist in England up to 1850. She also had exclusive rights to play Mendelssohn's 2nd piano concerto in England for 6 months in 1837. She was appointed royal pianist by both Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria. She also taught both Victoria and her children.
[Ref: 19956]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Arne.
Dr. Arne.
Engrav'd by J. Heath, from an Original Drawing by E.F. Burney, Esqr.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving, sheet 310 x 215mm. 12¼ x 8½". Trimmed to plate and laid on to album page.
Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778), composer, in a small oval on the side of a pedestal supporting an urn, from which a flaming phoenix emerges. Probably a frontispiece to one of his works. Arne's most famous work is the patriotic song, 'Rule, Britannia!'. He is buried at St Paul's, Covent Garden, London. The portrait after Robert Dunkarton (1744 - 1811?).
[Ref: 13867]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Arnold Mus.D.
Samuel Arnold Mus.D.
S.J. Arnold pinx. Ridley Sculp.
[n.d. c.1795.]
Stipple, laid on album page. 146 x 112mm (5¾ x 4½").
Samuel Arnold (1740-1802), the English composer and organist. It is believed that his mother was Princess Amelia. He began writing music for the theatre in 1764. A few years later he became director of music at the Marylebone Gardens. In 1783 he became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1793 he became organist at Westminster Abbey, where he was eventually buried. He is also known for producing the first collected edition of the works of Handel between 1787 and 1797, published in 180 parts.
[Ref: 34592]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Arnold, Mus. Doct. Oxon.
Samuel Arnold, Mus. Doct. Oxon. Organist and Composer to His Majesty's Chapels Royal.
Engrav'd from an original picture by Russel, R.A. Crayon Painter to His Majesty, & to His R.H. the Prince of Wales.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Stipple, laid on album page. 166 x 112mm (6½ x 4½").
Samuel Arnold (1740-1802), the English composer and organist. It is believed that his mother was Princess Amelia. He began writing music for the theatre in 1764. A few years later he became director of music at the Marylebone Gardens. In 1783 he became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1793 he became organist at Westminster Abbey, where he was eventually buried. He is also known for producing the first collected edition of the works of Handel between 1787 and 1797, published in 180 parts.
[Ref: 34593]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Auber.
Auber. Auber [facsimile.]
Lith. de Delpech.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 215 x 127mm (8½ x 5").
Daniel Auber (1782-1871), the French opera composer. He was successful writing many comic operas; the Rue Auber leads up to the Paris Opera House, and the nearest RER station is called Auber, to remember his importance and success.
[Ref: 34594]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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D.F.E. Auber.
D.F.E. Auber.
Erwin Hanfsteangel.,4, Rue Frochot. [n.d. c.1863.]
Photograph. Image 222 x 158mm. 8¾ x 6¼". Cut.
Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782-1871) was a French composer. He was the son of a print-seller, and although he was expected to continue in the family business, his father allowed him to learn how to play many musical instruments. Auber attempted various compositions at a young age and one of his violin concertos was played at the Paris Conservatoire, which encouraged him to undertake a resetting of an old comic opera, Julie (1811). His opera "le Séjour militaire" was badly received in Paris, which forced him to stop for several years, however his failure in business and the death of his father in 1819, compelled him once more to turn to music. His second opera was just as unsuccessful, yet he persevered and the following year he was rewarded by his opera in three acts, "La Bergère Châtelaine". He then went on from success to success culminating particularly with "La muette de Portici" in 1828, which quickly became one of Europe's favourite operas of the time, and was the foundation work of the new genre, Grand Opera, which was consolidated by Rossini's Guillaume Tell the following year. In 1829 he was elected a member of the Institute and a year later, named director of the court concerts. His opera "Le Philtre", was taken and translated into Italian, and set by Donizetti as "l'elisir d'amore", one of the most successful comic operas of all time. He was made a member of the Legion of Honour in 1825 and attained the rank of commander in 1847. Napoleon III made him his Imperial Maître de Chapelle in 1857. Manon Lescaut of 1856 marked the beginning of his slowdown in compositions, which his opera "le premier jour de bonheur" as the last in 1868. He died during the upheaval of the Paris Commune in 1871.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17203]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Johann Sebastian Bach.]
[Johann Sebastian Bach.]
W. Pech. [Signed in pencil.]
Kaltnadel=Radierung. von W. Pech. [n.d., c.1940.]
Etching. Framed. Platemark: 115 x 95mm (4½ x 3¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
A head and shoulders portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), the renowned German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist. By German portrait artist Wilhelm Pech
[Ref: 35421]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A. Bazzini [facsimile autograph.]
A. Bazzini [facsimile autograph.]
Gez. u.lith. v.Jab.
Druck v. J. Hesse in Berlin. [n.d., c.1860.]
Scarce Sepia tinted lithograph heightened in white, image 290 x 245mm. 11½ x 9¾".
Antonio Joseph Bazzini (1818 1897), Italian violinist, composer and teacher; bow in hand, violin tucked under left arm. One of the finest concert violinists of the 19th century, he contributed to a portion of the Messa per Rossini, a Requiem Mass composed to commemorate the first anniversary of Gioachino Rossini's death. As a composer his most enduring work is his chamber music which has earned him a central place in the Italian instrumental renaissance of the 19th century.
[Ref: 19541]   £260.00  
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[Beethoven.]
[Beethoven.]
[n.d. c.1900.]
Etching. Sheet 411 x 300mm (16¼ x 11¾").
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the the world's most famous and influential German composers, whose life was balanced across the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music.
[Ref: 28661]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Ludewig van Beethoven.
Ludewig van Beethoven.
[Anonymous printmaker, after Joseph Stieler]
London: D'Almaine & Co. 20, Soho Square. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph on india. Sheet 367 x 262mm (14½ x 10¼"). Damage to right-hand edge of paper.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the the world's most famous and influential German composers, whose work reflects the shift from Classical to Romantic sensibilities in Western art music. This print is described by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn as based on Joseph Stieler's famous portrait of Beethoven, although with several changes.
See Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Sammlung H. C. Bodmer, HCB BBi 10/27.
[Ref: 28659]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hector Berlioz.
Hector Berlioz.
G. Coubert pinx. A. Gilbert sculp.
[Published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts.] [n.d. c.1859.]
Etching, with large margins. Plate 178 x 133mm. 7 x 5¼".
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), the French Romantic composer. It was through mediations of Francis Wey, a great friend of Berlioz, that the musician agreed to sit for a portrait at Courbet's studio in 1850. Courbet must have been delighted at such an opportunity. Berlioz, then aged about forty-five years old, was an important figure on the artistic scene, and was a good friend of Victor Hugo, whom Courbet admired. However, the meeting was not a success. Berlioz was a secretive man, easily offended. Courbet, on the other hand, prided himself on his musical ability, and took advantage of the composer's presence to demonstrate his talents as a singer.
The original oil is in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
[Ref: 24812]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs. Billington in the character of S.t. Cecilia, Engraved by M.r. Cardon from the original Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
M.rs. Billington in the character of S.t. Cecilia, Engraved by M.r. Cardon from the original Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Published by John Bull, Southampton Street, Strand, May 1.st. 1812.
Stipple. Sheet: 135 x 210mm, (5¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Half portrait of Elizabeth Billington (1765-1818), a British opera singer. After a painting by Johsua Reynolds on which Hayden is reported to have stated, 'You have made her listening to the angels; you should have made the angels listening to her.'
[Ref: 35524]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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John Blow, Doctor of Music.
John Blow, Doctor of Music.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Engraving and etching, laid on album page. 140 x 84mm (5½ x 3¼"). Cut.
John Blow (1648-1708), the English baroque composer and organist, appointed to Westminster Abbey in 1669. His pupils included William Croft, Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell. In 1685 he was named a private musician to James II. It is thought that his Venus and Adonis influenced Henry Purcell's later opera Dido and Aeneas. In 1687 he became choirmaster at St Paul's Cathedral and in 1699 he was appointed to the newly created post of Composer to the Chapel Royal.
NPG: D31306.
[Ref: 34597]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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M. Boai, The Chin Chopper.
M. Boai, The Chin Chopper. Exhibiting Aug.t 1830, at the Egyptian Hall.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint, very scarce. Sheet size: 105 x 60mm (4¼ x 2½"). Trimmed inside platemark. Glued to backing sheet. Letterpress biography glued to verso. Slightly foxed.
A full length portrait of Michel Boai, the 'Celebrated Chin Chopper', standing slightly to the right with his fists raised, performing at the Eygptian Hall, Piccadilly, London. Boai was a novel, yet highly talented musical performer, who was famed for playing complex compositions using only his fists and chin, often accompanied on stage with a guitar and violin. He visited and performed in the courts of Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen and had great success in London.
[Ref: 34360]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Michel Boai, the Celebrated Chin Performer. His Wife, and M. Engels, the Violin Accompanyist
Michel Boai, the Celebrated Chin Performer. His Wife, and M. Engels, the Violin Accompanyist In the Costume in which they appear in their popular Perfomance at The Egyptian Hall, Picadilly.
Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
London; Published by S. W. Fores, 41 Picadilly. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, scarce. Sheet: 440 x 310mm (17½ x 12"). Light foxing.
A group portrait of Michel Boai and his accompanyists on stage. Boai came from Mainz in Germany and performed by making music by hitting his jaw bone with his fists which was accompanied by guitar and violin.
[Ref: 44869]   £290.00  
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[Nicolas-Charles Bochsa]
[Nicolas-Charles Bochsa]
Kriehuber 1842 / Gedr. bei Joh. Hofelich
Vienne chez Artaria & Comp.ie
Lithograph, rare, printed area 265 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Uncut sheet of paper with large margins. Facsimile signature.
Robert Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (1789-1856), harpist and composer who led a colourful life. After becoming entangled in counterfeiting, fraud and forgery in France, Bochsa fled to London in 1817 and was convicted in his absence. In London, Bochsa helped found the Royal Academy of Music in 1821, but was forced to resign as the secretary of the Academy in 1826 when his criminal conviction became known. He worked as director of the Kings Theatre until causing another scandal in 1839 by eloping with Anna Bishop, wife of composer Henry Bishop. They travelled the world performing together. Bochsa was director of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples for two years, before travelling to Australia with Bishop. They arrived in Sydney at the time of the goldrush in December 1855, but only gave one concert before Bochsa died. Bishop organised an elaborate tomb for him in Camperdown Cemetery, Sydney.
For Bochsa's composition 'The Krakoviak' see ref. 21668. From the Morley Collection of Harp Music.
[Ref: 33179]   £260.00  
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[In ink below image:]  Boieldieu. 1775=1834.
[In ink below image:] Boieldieu. 1775=1834.
[n.d. c.1825]
Rare lithograph. 177 x 174mm. 7 x 6¾". Trimmed.
François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) was a French composer mainly of operas. He started writing in 1793 to texts written by his father, which brought him immediate success. His career progressed as he moved to Paris and onto St Petersburg, with constant success. He became professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoir and in 1817 he succeeded Mehul as one of the forty members of the Académie française; and in 1820 he received the Légion d'honneur.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17212]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[In ink below image:] Adrian Boieldieu. French operatic Composer. Born 1775: Died 1834.
[In ink below image:] Adrian Boieldieu. French operatic Composer. Born 1775: Died 1834.
[n.d. c.1875]
Photographic reproduction. Sheet 235 x 160mm. 9¼ x 6¼". Image laid on separate sheet, as issued.
François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) was a French composer mainly of operas. He started writing in 1793 to texts written by his father, which brought him immediate success. His career progressed as he moved to Paris and onto St Petersburg, with constant success. He became professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoir and in 1817 he succeeded Mehul as one of the forty members of the Académie française; and in 1820 he received the Légion d'honneur.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17198]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Marietta Brambilla [facsimile signature.]
Marietta Brambilla [facsimile signature.]
Gedr. bei Joh. Hofelich. Kriehuber 839.
Eigenthum und Verlag von Pietro Mechetti qm. Carlo. Kais König Hof-Kunst-und Musikalienhandlung. [n.d. c.1839.]
Lithograph. Purple-rim border, on album page. Facsimile autograph. 394 x 280mm. 15½ x 11".
Marietta Brambilla (1807-1875) was an Italian alto. She was part of the famous family of singers, well known for the many interpretations of the works of Rossini. She was the first perfomer of Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia and Pierotto in Linda in Chamounix, both by Donizetti. She performed many times at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
Harvard: 2.
[Ref: 23661]   £190.00  
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Mad.lle Brambilla.
Mad.lle Brambilla.
Published by Mr. Ainsworth, 27, Old Bond St. London. June, 1828. Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
Lithograph. 215 x 127mm. 8½ x 5".
Madamoiselle Brambill (fl.1840), vocalist. Plate to Eber's Seven Years of the Kings Theatre.
Harvard: 152-3
[Ref: 15080]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Minna Brandes Sängerin auf dem Theater in Hamburg..
Minna Brandes Sängerin auf dem Theater in Hamburg..
Schade gemalt von Sintzenich gestochen.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Stipple, rare. 299 x 216mm. 11¾ x 8½". Trimmed to plate along upper and lower edges.
Charlotte Wilhelmina Franziska Brandes (1765-1788) was a German singer, pianist, actress and composer. Born in Berlin, she studied music in Weimar and piano and voice in Dresden. She had an amazing three octave range as a singer and performed successfully in courts and opera. In 1782 she moved to Hamburg and was designated as a singer in the Hamburg Theatre.
[Ref: 20944]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Louis Brassin.
Louis Brassin.
L. Ghemar.
Imp. Simonan & Toovey, Bruxelles. [n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph. 470 x 350mm. 18½ x 13¾". Crease upper left-hand corner. Some tears into sheet margin.
Louis Brassin (1840-1884) was a Belgian pianist, composer and music educator. He is best known now for his piano transcription of the Magic Fire Music from Wagner's Die Walküre, the second of Wagner's four opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. At the age of seven, Brassin entered the Leizig Conservatory.
[Ref: 19947]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Charles Bridgeman.
Mr Charles Bridgeman.
G.T. Payne del et sculp.
Printed by S.H. Hawkins. [n.d. c.1818.]
Rare Mixed-method engraving. Plate 229 x 184mm. 9 x 7¼".
Possibly Charles Bridgeman (1778-1873), organist of All Saint's Church, Hertford.
[Ref: 20066]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Signora Giustiniani.
Signora Giustiniani. (Nata Camporese.)
F.W. Wilkin pinxt. M. Gauci sculpt.
Published as the Act directs by Mr. F.W. Wilkin 106 New Bond Street, London.__April 1826.
Lithograph on india laid paper, india 320 x 255mm. 12½ x 10". A fine, and rare untrimmed impression.
Violante Camporese (1785 - 1839), soprano singer and actress. After Francis William Wilkin (c.1792 - 1842) by Maxim Gauci a Lithographer born in Malta, father of Paul Gauci and William Gauci who settled in London in 1809 building up a very fine business and reputation which the sons then continued.
Harvard: pg.202, 3.
[Ref: 16647]   £240.00  
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Madame Camporese.
Madame Camporese.
Published by Mr. Ainsworth, 27, Old Bond St. London. June, 1828. Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
Lithograph. 215 x 127mm. 8½ x 5".
Violante Camporese (1785 - 1839), soprano singer and actress renowned for charging extremely high fees in comparison to he contemporaries. Plate to Eber's Seven Years of the Kings Theatre.
Harvard: 202-2.
[Ref: 15079]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Madame Caradori, as Zora in Pacini's opera. La Schiava in Bagdad.
Madame Caradori, as Zora in Pacini's opera. La Schiava in Bagdad.
Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane from a Sketch by J. Hayter.
Published by S. Robinson Chapter House Court St. Pauls. Printed by Engelmann G.C.& Co. [n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. 202 x 127mm. 8 x 5".
Caterina Rosalbina Maria de Munck [Maria Caradori-Allan] 1800-1865. A distinguished Italian soprano. Her chief attributes seem to have been clearness, beauty, polish, invention, and taste. She sang with sweetness, delicacy, and variety, and was one of the best singers in the 1840s.
[Ref: 12941]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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M.me A Castellan.
M.me A Castellan.
St. Petersbourg chez M. Bernard. Moscow chez P. Lehnhold. [n.d. c.1845.]
Lithograph on album page. 347 x 267mm. 13¾ x 10½". Foxed.
Jeanne Anais Castellan (1819-c.1858) was a French soprano. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Giulio Bordogni, Adolphe Nourrit and Laure Cinti-Damoreau. She began her stage career in Italy, appearing at Varese in 1837, and later at Turin, Bergamo, Rome, Milan and Florence, where in 1840 she married the singer Enrico Giampetro. She made her London debut at a Philharmonic concert in 1844, and appeared in her first London role of Lucia, a year later. She chose the same role for her debuts at the Theatre-Italien, Paris (1847), and Covent Garden (1848). At the Paris Opera in 1849 she sang Berthe in the premiere of Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Le Prophete', and the following year she was particularly successful at Covent Garden in 'Mose' and 'Nabucco'.
[Ref: 23667]   £230.00  
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Madame Castellan.
Madame Castellan.
E Ratti del. Auguste Hussener sc.
Verlag v. Baumgärtner's BCCHH Leipzig.
Etching and stipple with gold-leaf border, on album page. 292 x 222mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Jeanne Anais Castellan (1819-c.1858) was a French soprano. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Giulio Bordogni, Adolphe Nourrit and Laure Cinti-Damoreau. She began her stage career in Italy, appearing at Varese in 1837, and later at Turin, Bergamo, Rome, Milan and Florence, where in 1840 she married the singer Enrico Giampetro. She made her London debut at a Philharmonic concert in 1844, and appeared and her first London role was Lucia, a year later. She chose the same role for her debuts at the Theatre-Italien, Paris (1847), and Covent Garden (1848). At the Paris Opera in 1849 she sang Berthe in the premiere of Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Le Prophete', and the following year she was particularly successful at Covent Garden in 'Mose' and 'Nabucco'.
Harvard: 1.
[Ref: 23668]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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M.me A. Castellan-Giampietro.
M.me A. Castellan-Giampietro.
E. frohbergerfff. 1845.
Lithograph on album page. 470 x 318mm. 18½ x 12½". Foxed.
Anaide Castellan-Giampietro (1821-1868), a Parisian singer, a student of Bordogni and Nourrit before having major success in Paris, London and throughout Italy. After her marriage to tenor Enrico Giampietro in 1840, they travelled to Mexico where they lived and performed for several years before a triumphant return to Europe in 1844. In London that year, she won an Imperial invitation to St. Petersburg after the visiting Emperor Nicholas I heard her sing.
[Ref: 23687]   £260.00  
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[Angelica Catalani.]
[Angelica Catalani.]
[S. De Wilde. Engraved by T. Cheesman.]
[British, c.1800.]
Stipple on india paper, proof before all letters. 195 x 120mm, 7¾ x 4¾". A fine impression, with full margins, uncut.
Oval bust portrait of Angelica Catalani (c.1780 - 1849), Italian dramatic soprano. Her hair is dressed up with curls around her forehead, tied with ribbon and rose, and she wears an empire-line gown and a shawl. After Samuel De Wilde (1751 - 1832).
Harvard: p.217, 10.
[Ref: 19549]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Drawn from Life. Angelica Catalani.
Drawn from Life. Angelica Catalani.
W. Derby pinx.t. Thomson sculp.
Published in th European Magazine, with a Memoir, June 1, 1822.
Stipple with very large margins. Fine. On india. Plate: 125 x 215mm, (5 x 8½"). Some slight foxing.
Half portrait of the italian opera singer Angelica Catalani (1780-1849), whose powerful voice had a range of three octaves.
[Ref: 35526]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Angelica Catalani.
Angelica Catalani.
Painted by I. Naish. Engraved by G.S. Facius.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Glued to backing sheet.
A portrait of Angelica Catalani (1782 - 1849) in Egyptian costume. Half-length in oval, three-quarters to right but looking to front, wearing headdress, drop earrings and a dress with decorative bands at the neck, including a 6 leaf clover on her breasts. Catalini was an Italian opera singer, a soprano of nearly three octaves in range. Its unsurpassed power and flexibility made her one of the greatest bravura singers of all times. She also worked as a singing teacher. Her pupils included Laure Cinti-Damoreau and Fanny Corri-Paltoni.
[Ref: 34359]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Madame Catinka de Dietz.
Madame Catinka de Dietz. Pianiste de L.L.M.M. la Reine de Baviere et la Reine des Francais.
M Alophe [facsimile in image.]
Im. Lemercier a Paris. Journal des Artistes. [n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 305 x 222mm. 12 x 8¾".
Madame Catinka de Dietz (1813-1901) made her debut in Paris in 1836 at the Salle Pleyel. He career revolved around placements at different royal courts until in 1840 she became pianist to the queen of Bavaria. The following year she played at the French court and was appointed pianist to the queen of the French in 1845. She composed salon pieces, played regularly for Queen Victoria, and was reported to have written an oratorio for which Queen Victoria accepted the dedication. Her pianistic style was Classical, firmly within the Kalkbrenner tradition.
[Ref: 19949]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Catinka von Dietz.
Catinka von Dietz. Kammervirtuosin J.M. de Königin von Baiern.
C. Lang [facsimile in image.]
Lith v. Gutsch & Rupp. [n.d. c.1840.]
A rare lithograph. 235 x 164mm. 9¼ s 6½".
Madame Catinka de Dietz (1813-1901) made her debut in Paris in 1836 at the Salle Pleyel. He career revolved around placements at different royal courts until in 1840 she became pianist to the queen of Bavaria. The following year she played at the French court and was appointed pianist to the queen of the French in 1845. She composed salon pieces, played regularly for Queen Victoria, and was reported to have written an oratorio for which Queen Victoria accepted the dedication. Her pianistic style was Classical, firmly within the Kalkbrenner tradition. From a portrait by Gustave Staal.
[Ref: 19951]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Melle Catinka de Dietz.
Melle Catinka de Dietz. Pianiste de S.M. la Reine de Bavière. L'Artiste.
Staal del et lith.
Lith de Grégoire et Deneux à Paris. [n.d. c.1845.]
Lithograph. Publisher's stamp. 318 x 240mm. 12½ x 9½". Nicks to edges of sheet.
Madame Catinka de Dietz (1813-1901) made her debut in Paris in 1836 at the Salle Pleyel. He career revolved around placements at different royal courts until in 1840 she became pianist to the queen of Bavaria. The following year she played at the French court and was appointed pianist to the queen of the French in 1845. She composed salon pieces, played regularly for Queen Victoria, and was reported to have written an oratorio for which Queen Victoria accepted the dedication. Her pianistic style was Classical, firmly within the Kalkbrenner tradition.
[Ref: 19954]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Cathinka de Dietz. Pianiste de la Reine Bavière. [Facsimile autograph.]
Cathinka de Dietz. Pianiste de la Reine Bavière. [Facsimile autograph.] Le Ménestrel. Journal de Musique.
J.J. Cutier [facsimile in image.]
Imp. Petit & Bertauts. [n.d. c.1845.]
A rare lithograph. 319 x 241mm. 12½ x 9½".
Madame Catinka de Dietz (1813-1901) made her debut in Paris in 1836 at the Salle Pleyel. He career revolved around placements at different royal courts until in 1840 she became pianist to the queen of Bavaria. The following year she played at the French court and was appointed pianist to the queen of the French in 1845. She composed salon pieces, played regularly for Queen Victoria, and was reported to have written an oratorio for which Queen Victoria accepted the dedication. Her pianistic style was Classical, firmly within the Kalkbrenner tradition.
[Ref: 19955]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Clagget.
Charles Clagget. Harmonizer of Musical Instruments, Inventor of the Aiuton, or ever tuned Organ, and of the ever tuned Piano Forte, without strings, of the Royal Teleochordon Stop, for Harpsichords & Grand Piano Forte [/] Also [/] of the Cromatic Trumpet & French Horn. Constructed to be performed upon in all the keys in use Major & Minor & Without Crooks, or undergoing any Change whatever.
G.F Jospeh del. J. Singleton Sculp.
[n.d., 1810.]
Stipple printed in brown ink, very scarce. Platemark: 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed close to left platemark. Pin hole in upper margin.
A portrait of musician Charles Clagget (c.1740 - c.1795), half length, seated, in profile to the right, holding up bow and tuning fork. Clagget was a musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments. In 1766, Clagget was the leader of the band at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Ten years later he was in London, where he patented the earliest of the numerous inventions which made his name famous
[Ref: 34327]   £260.00  
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Arcangelus Corellius.
Arcangelus Corellius.
J. Cole Sc. [after Hugh Howard]
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving, fine dark image. 255 x 191mm. 10 x 7½". Repaired tears.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was an Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music. Corelli began in Paris from where he went on to travel and accepted many invitations from nobility, including his stay at the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni. He is remembered for his precision and stylistic playing which he passed onto his pupils. His compositions for the instrument mark and epoch in the history of chamber music, influencing Johann Sebastian Bach. One of several engravings based on the famous portrait of Corelli by Hugh Howard (Oxford, Music Faculty collection).
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17217]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Archangelo Corelli.
Archangelo Corelli.
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
Printed for J. Hinton, at the King's Arms in Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1700]
Engraving. 214 x 129mm.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was an Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music. His compositions for the instrument mark an epoch in the history of chamber music. His influence was not confined to his own country. Johann Sebastian Bach studied the works of Corelli and based an organ fugue (BWV 579) on Corelli's Opus 3 of 1689. Musical society in Rome also owed much to Corelli. He was received in the highest circles of the aristocracy, and for a long time presided at the celebrated Monday concerts in the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni.
[Ref: 12658]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Francois Cramer.]
[Francois Cramer.]
[Jos.h. Slater del.t Is.c W. Slater lith.]
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. Image 170 x 153mm. 6¾ x 6". Cut, scuffed.
Francois Cramer (1772-1848) was an English violinist and conductor who was Master of the King's Musick from 1837 until his death. He was the brother of Johann Baptist Cramer. He was apppointed Master of the King's Musick in 1834, by King William IV, and continued as Master of the Queen's Musick to Queen Victoria.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17210]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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François Cramer Esqr. [in underneath:] 1772 - 1848.
François Cramer Esqr. [in underneath:] 1772 - 1848.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Engraving. 235 x 160mm. 9¼ x 6¼". Cut and laid on separate sheet.
Franz or François Cramer (1772-1848) was an English violinist and conductor who was the Master of the King's Musick from 1834 until his death; he was appointed this post by King William IV, and following the King's death in 1837, he continued as Master of the Queen's Musick to Queen Victoria.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17196]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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J.B. Cramer.
J.B. Cramer.
Lith. de Benard et Frey.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 180 x 130mm (7 x 5¼"). Bit dusty.
Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858], pianist and composer. Born in Mannheim, Cramer moved to London as a child, where he was taught by 'founder of modern piano playing' Muzio Clementi, and Beethoven later described Cramer as the finest pianist of his day. Like Clementi, he also turned to music publishing in later life.
[Ref: 31889]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Crotch] The Musical Phænomenon.
[William Crotch] The Musical Phænomenon.
London Mag.e April 1779.
Engraving. 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Large margins on 3 sides.
Portrait of the musical child prodigy William Crotch (1775-1847) published when he was only four years old. After showing an interest in his father's pipe organ well before his second birthday, Crotch had already toured East Anglia and peformed in London (playing before George III) by the time this print was made. Crotch continued to play the organ in later life, adding composition and lecturing on music to his activities.
[Ref: 39101]   £65.00  
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William Crotch
William Crotch This Celebrated Child who discover'd extraordinary Talents for Music during the Third Year of his Age, was born at Norwich July 5th 1775. / To Sir Harbord Harbord Bt. L.L.D. This Plate is by Permission most Humbly Inscribed by his faithful and obedient Servant Isabella Crotch.
Engraved by James Fittler.
London, Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 12th 1779, by Mrs Crotch, near St. James's Street Piccadilly.
Engraving, rare. Sheet size: 400 x 235mm (15¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Portrait of the musical child prodigy William Crotch (1775-1847) published when he was only four years old. After showing an interest in his father's pipe organ well before his second birthday, Crotch had already toured East Anglia and peformed in London (playing before George III) by the time this print was made. Crotch continued to play the organ in later life, adding composition and lecturing on music to his activities.
O'D 4
[Ref: 39393]   £280.00  
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M.lle S. Cruvelli 697.
M.lle S. Cruvelli 697.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph with gold-leaf ribbed border, on album page. 140 x 90mm. 5½ x 3½". Foxed.
Her left hand raised to her chin and supported at the elbow by her right hand. Sophie Crüwell, Viscountess Vigier, stage name Sophie Cruvelli (1826-1907) was a German opera singer. She was a dramatic soprano who had a brief but successful public career in London and Paris. She was known as a tragedienne and both Verdi and Meyerbeer created operatic roles with the intention that she should first perform them.
[Ref: 23677]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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