Autograph title-page of the overture of Der fliegende Holländer arranged for keyboard, with an autograph draft of the title page of Rienzi to verso, both incorporating Wagner's name in autograph
by WAGNER, Richard 1813-1883
Unpublished. Not in Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis.Robert Friese (1805-1848) was, from ca. 1834 to his death, the companion of the Leipzig publisher and bookseller Robert Blum (1807-1848). Blum was executed as a revolutionary in Vienna on November 9, 1848; Friese died two days earlier (probably also by execution). Wagner sent Friese the title words of the [first] editions of his opera Rienzi and the overture of Der fliegende Holländer, in all likelihood to be used as an announcement (or advertisement) in a publication by Friese and Blum. The former edition was published, the latter distributed by Meser in Dresden later that year.. 1f. Quarto (287 x 230 mm.), with integral autograph address panel addressed to Robert Friese in Leipzig in another hand. In black ink. Handstamp "Dresden 21. Apr. 44;" postmark "Bahnpost Apr. [?]II 8-10.;" and seal: "K[öniglich] S[ächsische] Hof-Musikalienhandl[ung] v[on] C. F. Meser Dresden." With annotations in red crayon and blue pencil to verso. In German (with translation). With title of forthcoming editions of the overture of Der fliegende Holländer, arranged for piano 2-hands and 4-hands to recto and the same for an edition of the opera Rienzi to verso, both in Wagner's autograph and incorporating his name, with autograph corrections in Wagner's hand to the note regarding Rienzi.Slightly worn; creased at folds and slightly overall; several small edge tears; small triangular area of loss to blank right margin corresponding to opposing seal. (Inventory #: 23510)
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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