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Catalogue 89 - Summer Potpourri
Contains 194 items and includes important autograph letters of Bellini to Count Apponyi in Paris discussing the composer’s constant work on his opera I Puritani; Berlioz to a conductor at the Paris Opéra regarding his Les Troyens; Gounod to the famous opera singer Adelina Patti praising her performance as Juliette in his Romeo and Juliette; Verdi to his librettist Francesco Piave regarding his opera Jérusalem; and Wagner discussing his early opera Rienzi as well as his proposed biography of Beethoven.
Opera performers are represented by letters and photographs of Caruso, Chaliapin, Jean de Reske, Gilbert Duprez, Adelina Patti, Marcella Sembrich, Rosine Stoltz, and two collections of original and vintage photographs of singers from the Golden Age of opera.
Musical first editions include works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Robert Schumann.
The catalogue also contains a wide variety of original fine engravings and etchings of composers and musicians from the 17th through the 20th centuries. There is, in addition, a smattering of books about music and musicians.
EHON-JAPANESE PICTURE BOOKS
What follows is a list of traditional Japanese ehon 絵本. Simply put, ehon are “picture books.” The term embraces many different approaches to book illustration, from those works that are primarily textual and simply enlivened by plates, to works that are really printed gachō 画帳 or gafu 画譜.[...] Read more
The winner of the 2020 prize has now been announced.