At a glance

Music Library

2009-2010

~ Manuscripts ~

Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801. 
Artemisia : Dramma Tragico. Venezia, [1801].
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Artemesia is the last of Cimarosa’s almost sixty operas, with libretto by Count Giovanni Battista Colloredo who wrote under the pen name of Cratisto Jamejo. Cimarosa completed only two of the acts; the third was completed by an unknown person. The opera premiered at La Fenice in Venice in January 1801, was performed in Florence in 1806, and was likely performed in England, Germany and Russia. Arias from the opera were published in the early nineteenth century and the overture in 1957. Since the full opera has never been published, this manuscript copy is a significant source.  Comprising two volumes, the manuscript was produced in Venice by the well-known copying shop of Valentino Bertoja, who at one time was Haydn’s second cellist at Esterháza. It is inscribed to Alvise Mocenigo, a member of one of the most renowned patrician families of the Venetian Republic.

 

Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801. 
Il campano : drama giocoso / [maestro della musica sigr. Cimarosa]. [1700?]
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

A working manuscript of the libretto for the opera Il Morbo Campano, with a list of “personaggi” and a “protesto dell’autore” preceding Act I, containing a number of cancellations, revisions andalterations.

 

~ Facsimile Manuscripts ~

Christ Church (University of Oxford). Library. Manuscript. Mus. 984-988.
The Dow partbooks : Oxford, Christ Church Mus. 984-988 / [Introduction and indexes by John Milsom].
Oxford : DIAMM in association with the Viola da Gamba Society, c2010
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Music Library

 

Chopin, Frederic, 1810-1849.
Polonaise As-Dur für Klavier, op. 53, [1842/43] : Faksimile nach dem Autograph im Besitz der Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Dannie and 
Harrie Heineman Collection, Heineman MS 42 / Frederic Chopin ; Einleitung von Ernst Herttrich.
München : Henle, 2010, c2010.
Music Library

 

Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848.
Lucia di Lammermoor : dramma tragico / di Gaetano Donizetti. 
Milano : E. Bestetti, 1941.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

The Eton choirbook / facsimile and introductory study by Magnus Williamson.
Oxford, England : DIAMM Publications, c2010.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Music Library

The Eton Choirbook was copied for use in the Eton College Chapel in the early 1500s and has remained at the college since. It contains English choral polyphony composed in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Included are works by Banastre, Browne, Cornyshe, Davy, Fawkner, Fayrfax, Hygons, Lamb, Turges and Wylkynson. Most of its original contents were votive antiphons or devotional motets of prayer and praise, sung each evening to the Virgin Mary, the college’s dedicatee. Although nearly half of its original contents have been lost, the choirbook is still considered the most important surviving source of Tudor church music. This facsimile edition is in full color and contains an introduction by Magnus Williamson which examines the manuscript in great detail.

 

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.
Die erste Walpurgisnacht : Ballade von Goethe für Chor und Orchester :op. 60 : a full-color facsimile of the autograph piano-vocal score / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ; edited with commentary by Hiromi Hoshino.
Tokyo : Yushodo Press Co., c2005.
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.
Violinkonzert e-Moll, op. 64 : Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Biblioteka Jagiellonska, Krakow / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ; mit einem Kommentar von Stefan Drees. Laaber : Laaber, 2010, c2010.
(Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile ; Bd. 10)
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

Music for King Henry: BL Royal MS 11 E XI.
Commentary by Nicolas Bell; performing edition by David Skinner.
London : The Folio Society, 2009.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Music Library Locked Stacks

This deluxe facsimile edition, limited to 500 copies, is a beautiful reproduction of a manuscript compiled in 1516 in Flanders. It is believed to have been presented to King Henry VIII of England as a means of securing a position for Benedictus de Opitiis as court organist. The illuminated manuscript is thoughtfully designed to appeal to the king’s interests and contains six motets, two of them composed in his honor. The intricate frontispiece utilizes the texts of two of the motets and its illustrations are full of symbolism relating to Henry’s lineage and history. A separate volume of Commentary provides background information about the manuscript’s creation, a description of the manuscript, and a discussion of its pieces, as well as a Performing Edition of the music. A recording is also provided, containing most of the pieces in the manuscript, many never before recorded, some of King Henry’s compositions, and other works.

 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
[Rigoletto (Sketches)]
L'abbozzo del Rigoletto / di Giuseppe Verdi.
[Roma] : Ministero della Cultura Popolare, 1941
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Music Library Locked Stacks

             

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Lohengrin : romantische Oper in drei Akten / von Richard Wagner.
Leipzig : Breitkopf & Härtel, [1852]
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Special Collections, Green Library

This is the first edition in full score of the opera, from its third printing. Only six copies were made in the first printing and they were all sent to Wagner. The second and third printings were limited to 60 copies each. The score is a printed in facsimile of the manuscript made by copyist Friedrich Wolfel.

 

~ Opera ~

Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801.
Artemisia : Dramma Tragico.
Venezia, [1801].
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Artemesia is the last of Cimarosa’s almost sixty operas, with libretto by Count Giovanni Battista Colloredo who wrote under the pen name of Cratisto Jamejo. Cimarosa completed only two of the acts; the third was completed by an unknown person. The opera premiered at La Fenice in Venice in January 1801, was performed in Florence in 1806, and was likely performed in England, Germany and Russia. Arias from the opera were published in the early nineteenth century and the overture in 1957. Since the full opera has never been published, this manuscript copy is a significant source.  Comprising two volumes, the manuscript was produced in Venice by the well-known copying shop of Valentino Bertoja, who at one time was Haydn’s second cellist at Esterháza. It is inscribed to Alvise Mocenigo, a member of one of the most renowned patrician families of the Venetian Republic.

 

Cimarosa, Domenico, 1749-1801 
Il campano : drama giocoso / [maestro della musica sigr. Cimarosa].
[1700?]
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

A working manuscript of the libretto for the opera Il Morbo Campano, with a list of “personaggi” and a “protesto dell’autore” preceding Act I, containing a number of cancellations, revisions andalterations.

 

Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848.
Lucia di Lammermoor : dramma tragico / di Gaetano Donizetti. 
Milano : E. Bestetti, 1941.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
[Rigoletto (Sketches)]
L'abbozzo del Rigoletto / di Giuseppe Verdi.
[Roma] : Ministero della Cultura Popolare, 1941
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Music Library Locked Stacks

             

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Lohengrin : romantische Oper in drei Akten / von Richard Wagner.
Leipzig : Breitkopf & Härtel, [1852]
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Special Collections, Green Library

This is the first edition in full score of the opera, from its third printing. Only six copies were made in the first printing and they were all sent to Wagner. The second and third printings were limited to 60 copies each. The score is a printed in facsimile of the manuscript made by copyist Friedrich Wolfel.

 

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Tannhäuser und Der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg / von Richard Wagner.
Dresden : C.F. Meser, [1860]
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Book Fund for Music
Special Collections, Green Library

First performed in Dresden, October 1845, a revised version with a new ending was later performed there in 1847. The opera was revised again for a production in Paris in 1861. This is the first edition of the opera in full score and incorporates the changes made for Paris.

 

~ Printed Books ~

Guarneri del Gesù, panette, 1737 [by Carlo Chiesa, Pierre Barthel, Renaud Capuçon]
[Lugano] : BSI, 2007.
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ is often considered to be one of the best violin makers of all time and was the last in his famous violinmaking family. The book considers the history, construction and sound of the Panette violin, which was formerly owned by Isaac Stern and was one of his favorite instruments. It includes high-quality photographs of the instrument and two DVDs of Renaud Capuçon, its current player, performing on the instrument. 

 

~ Printed Music ~

Fränzl, Ferdinand, 1767-1833.
Trois quatuors concertants : pour deux violons, alto & violoncelle, très humblement dédiés a la majesté l'empereur Alexandre IR / F. Fraenzl.
Paris : Chez Vernay, [1804]. Parts.
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

This beautifully produced set of parts is one of the earliest examples of French music lithography. Lithography is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the art or process of  making a drawing, design or writing on a special kind of stone so that impressions in ink can be taken from it.” Developed by Alois Senefelder in the late 18th century, a French patent for the process was secured in 1802 by Frédéric André, who sold it shortly thereafter to Madame Louise-Gabrielle Vernay.  These parts were published at one of the Vernay family’s publishing establishments.

 

Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809.
Ariane à Naxos : cantate a voix seule : paroles italiennes & françaises / mise en musique avec accompagnement de forte-piano par J. Haydn. Imprint: Paris : August Le Duc (gravée par Mlle. Brottier), [1807]
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.
3. Symphonie / von Gustav Mahler.
Wien : J. Weinberger, [1899?]
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

 
Dritte Symphonie D Moll / von Gustav Mahler.
Wien : Universal-Edition, [ca. 1920]
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Copies of the first and second editions of Mahler’s third symphony were added to the source materials for the symphony already available at Stanford. The Memorial Library of Music in the Department of Special Collections includes two sketches and a corrected first edition. The newly acquired copy of the first edition contains extensive manuscript corrections and alterations in a neat hand in red ink throughout, possibly from a member of Mahler’s circle, or a professional copyist from the publisher Universal. Stanford ‘s other copy of the first edition also contains corrections by an unknown source. Mahler is known to have constantly revised his works so that sources such as these may provide significant insight into the evolution of the symphony. Besides the two annotated first editions at Stanford, there are other annotated copies at the Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft in Vienna, which has corrections in Mahler’s handwriting and another hand, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library. The handwriting in the first Stanford copy and the New York Public copy seem to be similar.  We do not fully know what the relationship is between these copies or what the information in them tells us. When one compares the recently acquired first and second editions, it is evident that the corrections and alterations noted in the first edition were made in the published second.

 

~ Microform ~

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Musikabteilung.
Die Sammlung der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.Supplement. [microform]
Munchen : K.G. Saur, [2009].
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Music Library

The Supplement completes the Collection of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin. It contains 62 more shelf marks for the previously published parts Bach, Telemann, Oratorios (Part 1), Operas (Part 2) and Piano and Chamber Music (Part 4), which were only discovered in the archive after publication. In addition the Supplement contains 274 shelf marks with the addenda Choir Music, Lieder and Gebrauchsmusik from the performances of the Sing-Akademie.

 

~ Recordings ~

Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000 is a series of 122 cds of concert music, electronic music, musical theater, applied music, jazz, and popular music. The recordings cover the two German states up to the year 1990 and reunified Germany to the end of the century. They also include composers of other nationalities who created the bulk of their work in Germany or had a special impact on contemporary German music. 
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Fund

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