Lot 214
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Waldteufel, Emile

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Waldteufel, Emile
  • Five autograph manuscripts of chamber music, comprising two versions of "Fin d'un rêve" for piano trio, and two versions of "Babiole", signed ("Emile Waldteufel") in several places,
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1)  The score and parts of "Fin d'un Rêve, Mélodie pour piano, violin et violoncelle", written in the composer's calligraphic late hand in black ink, the piano score on three four-stave systems per page, signed at the end ("Emile Waldteufel"), 9 pages, 4to, 12-stave paper, with a transcript of the later revised cello part on the verso, inscribed in another hand "Déclaré le 17 Octobre 1908"; together with 2) a second manuscript of the same work, 7 pages, 4to, 20-stave paper, bearing the red copyrighting stamp of SACEM also dated 17 October 1908

3) A revised version of "Fin d'une Rêve", the score and parts notated in black or dark brown ink on three four-stave systems per page, one page replaced and a revised version inserted on new 20-stave paper, annotated in pencil, both the violin and cello parts containing revised passages written on additional slips of paper, 14 pages, including the calligraphic title page, 2-stave paper, the revised passages on 20-stave paper, [1908]



4) Babiole. Pizzicati, for piano, written in the composer's calligraphic late hand in black ink on six two-stave systems, with a few neat alterations, and signed at the end, [Paris, 1907],  3 pages, 4to, including the title page, 12-stave paper,  inscribed in another hand "Expedié le 17 Mars 1908" and with the red stamp pf SACEM dated 26 November 1907



5) Waldteufel's arrangement of Babiole. Pizzicati for string quartet and double-bass ad libitum, on four five-stave systems per page, with an autograph addition of a "Coda", comprising ten bars in score, signed with initials, the original coda covered by a paste-down, 4 pages, 4to, including the calligraphic title page, 20-stave paper, inscribed in another hand "Expedié le 17 Mars 1908"



 



 

Catalogue Note

UNPUBLISHED. There are important revisions and annotations in these relatively late chamber works by Waldteufel.  They remained unpublished, because Waldteufel's publishers looked to him mainly for dance music.  His late hand seen here is different from that found in his manuscripts from the 1870s, but it is plain that the revised passages are written in the same hand as the original versions.  See our sales of 28 May 1993, lot 228, and 22 May 2003, lot 199. 
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