MUSIC ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ("G. Rossini") of his song 'Mi lagnerò tacendo', the upper stave marked "Canto" and the lower two "Piano Forte", "Paris a 30 Avril 1834"

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MUSIC
ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ("G. Rossini") of his song 'Mi lagnerò tacendo', the upper stave marked "Canto" and the lower two "Piano Forte", "Paris a 30 Avril 1834"

£ 2,000 - 4,000
US$ 2,500 - 4,900
MUSIC
ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ("G. Rossini") of his song 'Mi lagnerò tacendo', the upper stave marked "Canto" and the lower two "Piano Forte", 1 page (originally two oblong album pages, subsequently pasted over to comprise a single one, with traces of mounting to each overleaf), browned, especially at the edges, from acidic frame-backing, framed with a lithographed portrait after W. Dreser, 4to (overall c.335 x 255mm.), "Paris a 30 Avril 1834"

Footnotes

  • ROSSINI LAMENTS IN SILENCE: 'Rossini composed almost fifty different versions of Metastasio's text, some of which are full-scale songs, some no more than "album leaves". Rossini must have relished the irony of setting a text in which the poet "laments in silence" his "bitter fate" – he had, after all, consciously abandoned the theatre and condemned himself to a self-imposed silence' (Richard Stokes, note to the Hyperion edition, Péchés de vieillesse, vol xiii, Musique anodine, No 5, 2008). This particular version of the song differs, for example, from that written out by Rossini for the album of Louise Carlier in 1835 (Sotheby's, London, 28 September 2017, lot 60).

    This manuscript comes from the collection of the owner's father, the film composer Riz Ortolani, a student of the Conservatorio Rossini di Pesaro, where a room is dedicated to his memory. He was married to the late actor and singer Katyna Ranieri.
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