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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL ALBUM-LEAF, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PETER LICHTENTHAL (“DONIZETTI A LICHTENTHAL”)
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256
Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL ALBUM-LEAF, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PETER LICHTENTHAL (“DONIZETTI A LICHTENTHAL”)
Estimate
8001,000
LOT SOLD. 1,063 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Donizetti, Gaetano
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL ALBUM-LEAF, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PETER LICHTENTHAL (“DONIZETTI A LICHTENTHAL”)
A sixteen-bar passage of two-part counterpoint, the treble being a countermelody to a rising and falling scale in the bass, notated in dark brown ink on two systems, four staves in all

1 page, small oblong 4o (c.17 x 22.5cm), 12-stave paper, [probably 1830s]


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Catalogue Note

Peter Lichtenthal (1778-1852) is believed to be the anonymous Milan correspondent of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung who made generally disparaging reports on the operas of Donizetti and Verdi. Donizetti addresses him rather familiarly here as ”Lichtenthal”, who in return is thought to be the author of a sketch of the composer in the AmZ in September 1845: Donizetti: handsome man... his character resembles that of an honest German, pleasant and friendly, he sometimes makes witty remarks and has no trace of pride” (M. Conati, Encounters with Verdi (1984), p.12).

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