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Harmoniemusik.
GOOD COLLECTION OF EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLE, INCLUDING EDITIONS OF MOZART AND BEETHOVEN AND CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPTS BY WENZEL SEDLÁK [PARTS]
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4,0006,000
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Harmoniemusik.
GOOD COLLECTION OF EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLE, INCLUDING EDITIONS OF MOZART AND BEETHOVEN AND CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPTS BY WENZEL SEDLÁK [PARTS]
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Harmoniemusik.
GOOD COLLECTION OF EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLE, INCLUDING EDITIONS OF MOZART AND BEETHOVEN AND CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPTS BY WENZEL SEDLÁK [PARTS]
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fidelio eine grosse Oper...für neun stimmige Harmonie eingerichtet von Wenzel Sedlak Kapellmeister bey...dem Fürst Johann von Lichtenstein, Vienna: Artaria, [1814], first edition, parts for 2 clarinets, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 bassoons ("et contra"), engraved, plate no.2636, containing the overture and 10 numbers from the opera, [Kinsky, p.185; Dorfmüller, p.323]

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Grande Serenade, K.361, Bonn: N. Simrock, [c.1813], arrangment for nine instruments, complete parts for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns in B-flat, 2 bassoons (Fagotto 2do with "grand Fagotto o Contrabasso"), engraved throughout, plate no.994, marked up for performance in blue crayon, [Hoboken 119]--Mozart. Trois Pieces d'Harmonie pour 2 Clarinetti, 2 Hautbois, 2 Bassons et 2 Cors par W.A. Mozart Livr, I. [Deux Pièces...Livr. II], Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1801], complete parts, engraved music, plate nos 61 and 63, including arrangements from the Serenade K.361 for eight instruments,

Sedlák, Wenzel (1776-1851), Six manuscripts, one with apparently autograph title pages, signed, of his arrangments for wind ensemble (nonets, including "contra"), of operas by Gyrowetz (Agnes Sorel, "accomodata W: Sedlák [paraph]"), Cherubini (Faniska), Méhul ("Die beyden Süesse", [= Une folie]), Weigl (Die Uniform) and Umlauf (Der tiroler Jahrmarkt; Paulo e Rosetta), and an edition of Louis-Luc Persuis's Nina, oder Die Wahnsinnige aus Liebe

11 works (c. 90 volumes in all), folio, the manuscripts on 12-stave paper, complete sets of parts, each comprising of eight or nine volumes, tears to margins, affecting the text in a very few places, some spotting and staining
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Provenance

These manuscripts derive originally from the Löwenstein-Kapelle, Wertheim-am Main

Catalogue Note

Rare:  Collections of Harmoniemusik rarely appear at auction.

Wenzel Sedlák was the most important Viennese exponent of Harmoniemusik, arranging many operas for wind ensemble for Prince Liechtenstein.  Beethoven himself authorized Sedlák's transcription of Fidelio, the earliest published adaptation from the opera, and may even have supervised it (see R. Hellyer, in Music & Letters, 53, 1973, pp.242-253).   The manuscript arrangement of Gyrowetz's Agnes Sorel appears to have autograph title pages by Sedlák and may possibly have annotations in his hand.

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