Album Amicorum of Arnold Wehner.

Wehner, Arnold [Browse]
Musical score, Manuscript
Multiple languages
[Göttingen] : [A. Wehner], [1843-1873]
1 volume.


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Collection from Arnold Wehner, the Director of Music at the University of Gottingen (post held 1846-1855), with manuscript musical contributions by Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Gioacchino Rossini and many other contemporary composers and musicians. Gottingen: 1843 on. Oblong album, period purple calf with binder's ticket. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (19 x 26 cm); 66 leaves, with two letters (one by Franz Liszt, dated 17 November 1848) bound in. The musical quotations include a full page of notation by Robert Schumann (probably Opus 58, 1 from the Skizzen fur Orgel oder Pedalklavier, 1845, signed in ink R. Schumann, dated August 15 1845, i.e. the year of publication) and a six-bar quotation by Clara Schumann, signed, of same date as the preceding. Also of great importance is a full page of notation by Johannes Brahms, signed in ink but undated (and apparently unpublished in this form); a short quotation by Rossini (on the same page as a quotation from Joachim); an eight-bar quotation by Mendelssohn, signed in full and dated September 1843; Anton Rubinstein, an 18-bar quotation, signed and dated February 1856; and about 40 other musical quotations and compositions, ranging from a few bars to several pages, by a variety of other composers and musicians including Gade, Hiller, Reinecke, Remenyi, Piatti, Joachim, Sivori, Walter, Willmers, Jenny Lind and her husband Otto Goldschmidt etc. In addition there are a number of fine watercolors (one by Carl Morgenstern, 1811-1893), pencil drawings, literary quotations etc. throughout (many tipped-in), as well as a few mounted specimens of music. Spine stripped, boards just holding, one section of the album loose in binding; within, occasional minor toning to the paper, the contents generally clean and unfoxed.
Previously owned by Judith Scheide.
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