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Giuseppe Verdi AMQS from 'Luisa Miller'

Rare and fantastic autograph musical quotation from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Luisa Miller

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Rare and fantastic autograph musical quotation from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Luisa Miller

Supremely desirable AMQS on an off-white 11.25 x 8.5 sheet, signed at the conclusion in ink, "G. Verdi," and dated at Naples, December 12, 1849. Verdi pens nine bars of the music and lyrics to the song 'Andrem, raminghi e poveri' from his three-act opera Luisa Miller, which premiered at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on December 8, 1849, just four days prior to this autograph. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA and an 1873 issue of Appletons' Journal with a piece on Verdi.

Luisa Miller was Verdi's 15th opera and it is regarded as the beginning of the composer's 'middle period.' Giuseppe Verdi's biographer, the Italian critic Gabriele Baldini, weighed in on the significance of the work: 'In terms of artistic value the opera is comparable only to Nabucco, Ernani, and Macbeth. It is, in short, the fourth Verdi opera which may be taken completely seriously: and up to this point he had written fourteen.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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