Significant acquisitions, 2016-2017

 

Manuscripts

Mercadante, Saverio, 1795-1870, composer.

[Zaira. Che non tentai per vincere]

Nella Zaira “Che non tentai per vincere : scena, e rondo / del Sigr. Mro. Saverio Mercadante.

Roma : Archivio di Musica di Gaetano Rosati, [not before 1831]

Manuscript score of scene from the second act of the opera.

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Reszké, Jean de, 1850-1925, author.

Souvenirs : autograph manuscript / Jean de Reszké.

France, 1921-1925?

Unpublished autograph memoir.

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

[Messa da Requiem. Vocal score]

Messa da Requiem / musicata dal celeberrimo maestro Giuseppe Verdi, per l'anniversario di Alessandro Manzoni.

[Italy?], [not before 1875]

Acquired through the Ruth and Susan Sharp Book Fund

 

Manuscripts – Facsimiles

Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. 

[Sonatas, piano, d.958-960 (Sketches). Selections]

Faksimile nach den Autographen in der Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek. Erstveröffentlichung / begleitender Text und Kommentar von Ernst Hilmar.

Tutzing : H. Schneider, ©1987.

Reproduces holographs of 1st drafts of the sonatas (incomplete and in part sketches).

Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Book Fund

 

Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. 

[Ständchen, D. 921]

Ständchen : für Contralt und Frauenstimmen, Deutsch: 921 (op. 135) / Franz Schubert.

Tokyo : Musashino Ongaku Daigaku, 1962.

Facsim. of composer's original ms. in the library of Musashino Ongaku Daigaku in Tokyo, followed by printed version.

Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Book Fund

 

Walton, William, 1902-1983.

[Troilus and Cressida. Vocal score]

Troilus & Cressida / William Walton ; libretto by Christopher Hassall.

London : Oxford University Press [1954]

Reproduced from manuscript. 

 

Opera

Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835, composer.

[Sonnambula. Vocal score]

La sonnambula / melodramma di Felice Romani ; posto in musica dal Mo. Bellini ; e dal medesimo dedicato al celebere Sigr. Francesco Pollini ; riduzione del Mo. Luigi Truzzi.

Milano : Presso Gio. Ricordi ; Firenze : presso Ricordi e Compo, [1831?]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Collection of 13 opera libretti for performances of Italian opera at The King’s Theatre and Her Majesty’s theatre in London ca. 1830-1844, with cast lists featuring some of the most prominent singers of the time. Includes works by Bellini, Donizetti, Mozart, and Rossini.

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Cooke, T. (Thomas), 1782-1848.

The White Lady … Musical romance … chiefly selected from Boieldieu’s opera La Dame Blance … the poetry by S. Beazeley.

London, [1826]

 

Gay, John, 1685-1732.

The beggar’s opera / by John Gay. With a preface by A. P. Herbert and lithographs by Mariette Lydis.

Paris : Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club by G. Govone, 1937.

Contains 15 original monochrome lithographic plates by Mariette Lydis. No. 293 of 1500 copies.

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.

[Don Giovanni. Vocal score. German & Italian]

Don Giovanni : Oper in zwei Akten / von Lorenzo da Ponte und Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; [Klavierauszug ; Lithographien von Hermann Ebers ; Die deutsche Übertrangung des Textes stammt von Max Kalbeck ; die neue Fassung des Klavier-Auszugs von Dr. Bernhard Paumartner].

München : Drei Masken Verlag, ©1922.

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.

[Entführung aus dem Serial. Vocal score]

Die Entführung aus dem Serail : ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen / in Musik gesetzt von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller.

Leipzig : Bey Breitkopf und Härtel, [1796]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Romani, Felice, 1788-1865, librettist.

[Elisir d’amore]

L'elisir d'amore : melodramma giocoso in due atti : da rappresentarsi nell'I. R. Teatro alla Scala l'autunno 1835.

Milano : Per Luigi di Giacomo Pirola, MDCCCXXXV [1835]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

[Forza del destino. Vocal score]

La forza del destino : opera in Quattro atti / musica del maestro cav. Giuseppe Verdi ; poesia di F.M. Piave ; riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi.

Milano : Tito di Gio. Ricordi, [1863]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

[Trovatore. Vocal score]

Il trovatore : drama in Quattro parti / di Salvadore Cammarano ; posto in musica dal maestro Giuseppe Verdi ; riduzione per canto e piano di L. Truzzi. 

Milano : Tito di Gio. Ricordi, [1853]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Walton, William, 1902-1983.

[Troilus and Cressida. Vocal score. German & English]

Troilus & Cressida / libretto by Christopher Hassall ; German translation by Ernst Roth ; music by William Walton ; vocal score.

London ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1954.

 

Printed Books

Antonius Stradivarius.

[Cologne?] : Jost Thöne Verlag, 2010-2016.

Jost Thone and Jan Rohrmann, editors.

Limited edition, no. 1816 of 2000.

Acquired through the Ruth and Susan Sharp Book Fund

 

W.E. Hill & Sons.

A short account of a violin by Stradivari, dated 1690 : now in the possession of Messrs. W.E. Hill & Sons.

London: [Hill] 38 New Bond Street, W., 1889 (T. Pettitt & Co., printers)

Acquired through the Ruth and Susan Sharp Book Fund

 

Weimar, Wilhelm, 1859-1914.

Das Rheingold : Bilder zu Richard Wagners gleichnamigem Werke / von Wilhelm Weimar, mit Sang und Sage von Hans Paul von Wolzogen.

Leipzig : G. Wigand, [1898]

Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund

 

Printed Music (not including opera)

Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.

[Klagende Lied (1899)]

Das klagende Lied : (in 2 Abtheilungen) für Sopran-Alt-Tenor-Solo, gemischten Chor und grosses Orchester / von Gustav Mahler.

Wien : Josef Weinberger, [1902]

Acquired through the Ruth and Susan Sharp Book Fund

 

Pleyel, Ignaz, 1757-1831.

[Trios, violins, cello, B.407-409]

Trois trios pour deux violons & un violoncel : Oeuvre [17] / composées par Igna[ce] Pleyel.

A Vienne : Chez Artaria Comp, [1789]

Parts.

 

Ries, Ferdinand, 1784-1838.

[Quintets, strings, op. 37]

Kwintet, op. 37, violen, altviolen, cello, C gr.t.

Paris: Richault, [183_?]

Parts.

 

Ries, Ferdinand, 1784-1838.

[Quintets, strings, op. 68]

Grand quintetto pour deux violons, deux altos et violoncelle / compose par Ferdinand Ries. Oeuv. 68.

Paris : Richault (Simon) [182-?]

Parts

 

World Fairs & International Expositions sheet music collection, 1851-1974.

A collection of 131 original pieces of published sheet music celebrating or commemorating specific world's fairs in America and Europe from 1851-1984. Cities represented include Paris, New Orleans, London, New York, and more. Especially represented in the collection are the 1893 Chicago fair, 1904 St. Louis fair, and 1915 and 1939 San Francisco fairs.

Acquired through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund, the Annie Nelson Bailey Memorial Book Fund, and the Ruth Tuthill Hawes Book Fund

 

Other

Jenny Lind.

[Germany?] : [Publisher not identified], [1846-1848]

1 toy (1 doll, 10 dresses, 5 hair pieces, 1 wooden block, 1 cardboard box) : lithograph, color ; 10 x 6 cm or smaller; in box 11 x 18 x 3 cm

Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund, the Mary Churchill Moser Book Fund, and The Doris H. Linder Book Fund.

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