Autograph musical quotation signed "E Mascheroni" from his opera Lorenza
by MASCHERONI, Edoardo 1852-1941
Edoardo Mascheroni was an Italian conductor and composer who worked extensively in Rome and, from 1891-1894, at La Scala. While chief conductor of the latter, he conducted the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff. Mascheroni composed two requiems, chamber music, and two operas, both to librettos by Luigi Illica. Claudio Casini in Grove Music Online.Lorenza was first performed at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on April 13, 1901, and enjoyed success in Italy, Spain, and South America, where it premiered in Buenos Aires in 1903. Its recipient may have been a relation of Alfredo Gath (1852-1936), an English-born entrepreneur in Buenos Aires who achieved a degree of fame as the inventor of a mechanical coffin.. 1 page. Oblong octavo. Dated B[uenos] Aires, July, 1903. With autograph inscription "Per l'album della Signorina D.L.M. Gath." Ca. 4 measures in piano score from the beginning of the prelude to Act 2 of Lorenza.Slightly worn and soiled. (Inventory #: 23299)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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