Luisa Miller Melodramma tragico in tre atti di S. Cammarano... Prix 12F. Net. [Piano-vocal score]
by VERDI, Giuseppe 1813-1901
Paris: Bureau Central de Musique [PN B.C. 1170.], 1852. First complete French edition. Hopkinson 51(A)h. Chusid p. 106.Luisa Miller, to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano after Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, was first performed at the Teatro S Carlo in Naples on December 8, 1849."The best of [Luisa Miller] sets a new standard in Verdian opera. By comparison even the finest of the earlier works takes on a poster-like quality - bold, exhilarating, maybe, yet lacking in depth. In Luisa Miller buds of poetry hinted at in I Due Foscari and parts of Il Corsaro and La Battaglia di Legnano burst into full flower. There is a new refinement of musical thought, a new concentration of lyrical elements within the dramatic scheme, in sum a more thorough resolution of the drama into terms of pure music." Budden Vol. I p. 446.. Large octavo. Original publisher's light yellow wrappers with catalog to lower. 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 262 pp. Engraved. Text in Italian. Housed in a custom-made dark brown full cloth folder.Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Occasional leaves with very minor stain to blank lower margin, not affecting music; scattered soiling and foxing; some signatures split at spine; table of contents with several small marks in blue crayon. Quite a good copy overall. (Inventory #: 26654)
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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