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Italian collection of International Piano music in Manuscript Copy ca. 1800, with Unusual Engravings

Title to spine: "Pezzi diversi per piano" [Various pieces for piano]. Collection of manuscript copies by various anonymous copyists. All manuscripts trimmed evenly for binding in present volume. Full cloth. Gilt bands and inscription to spine. 8.3 x 10.6 inches (21.2 x 27.0 cm). Corners and spine chipped. Some bleeding; slight foxing here and there. Front endpapers/pastedown partly detached at hinge. Occasional fingerings and other markup in pencil (modern style). Otherwise in fine condition. Included works as follows:

1. Variazioni Sopra Canzonetta Siciliana, Composta del Signor Assensio [Carlo Assensio, born Carlos Asensio, 1788–1841]. 12 Variations. In G major. 19pp.
2. Fantasia per Pianoforte, Composta del Signor Assensio [Carlo Assensio, born Carlos Asensio, 1788–1841]. In E-flat major. 16 pp. 
3. Pas de Neuf nel ballo Arsene, Musica del Sig. Cav. Michele Carafa [1787–1872]. Ridotto per Pianoforte, dal Dilettante Cav. Giovanni Galeofa. 26 pp.
4. Pas de Trois nel ballo Arsene, Musica del Sig. Cav. Michele Carafa [1787–1872]. Ridotto per Pianoforte, dal Dilettante Sig. Cav. Giovanni Galeofa. 16pp.
5. Valzer per Forte-Piano. 13pp. Unidentified; not in RISM incipit database.
6. Sonata per Cembalo Pianoforte, del Sig. Giuseppe Haydn. 14pp. Misattributed; actually Muzio Clementi, Sonata in C major, op. 25. no. 1, 1st movement only; simplified.
7. Nell'Elisa Coro de'Savojardi tradotto per solo Pianoforte, Musica del Sig. Giovan Simone Mayer [Simon Mayr, 1763–1845]. 7pp.
8. [Fourteen short pieces, anonymous]. 14pp. Not in RISM.
9. Ni Duodeci Deutsche-Tanze pour Pianoforte, [by] Johann Nepomuk Hummel [1778–1837]. 29pp. Possibly identical with Hummel's op. 25, as the 12 dances are followed by a "coda".
10. Waltz Favoriti Di Alessandro Per Cembalo Pianoforte, Composto de Johann Nepomuk Hummel. 14pp. Ascription doubtful. Actually, there are three compositions: 1. "Deutsche Quadrille"; composition with same incipit but without ascription or title at Benedictine abbey, Metten, Bavaria (RISM ID no.: 454013218). 2. "Walzer mit Coda"; copy ascribed to Joseph Wilde (1787–1831) at university library, Wrocław, Poland (RISM ID no.: 301008573); 3. untitled; two copied without ascription in RISM (RISM ID no.: 115696 and RISM ID no.: 450102777).
11. Rondo con Variazioni per Pianoforte, del Sig. Maestro Naderman. 7 Variations; "Solo" and "tutti" markings in "Rondo" (apparently a concertante work); obbligato oboe in Variation VI. 36pp. Could not be verified as a composition by François-Joseph Naderman (1781–1835), who was a harpist and mostly wrote for his instrument. Not in RISM incipit database.
12. Valzer pour Pianoforte, Composes par Louis della Casa 1813. 8pp. Decorative multi-colored title, dampstained. The existence of a composer of this name could not be verified. Not in RISM incipit database.
13. VI Variaziones sul Duetto del Cor piu non mi sento della Molinara per Cembalo Pianoforte, del Sig. Abate Gelinek [Josef Gelinek (1758–1825)]. 21pp. The opera La Molinara is by Giovanni Paisiello (1788). Ornate engraved frame of title; printed in red color.

Title page of No. 1 preceded by anonymous ca. 1795 whole-page copper engraving depicting an open-air concert in Florence with caption, "Gio. Chiari rigator de Carta da Musica nella condotta in Firenze." Title page of No. 2 preceded by copper engraving signed "Giu. Pazzi sc." and depicting a wide variety of musical instruments being played in the frame around a rectangular blank area reserved for inscriptions; caption, "Vendesi da Giovanni Chiari Libraio nella Condotta in Firenze." (18616)

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