Vincenzo Bellini scarce musical manuscript in Bellini’s handwriting

05 Aug

Italian composer (1801–1835). Impressive and scarce musical manuscript in Bellini’s hand, on a 10.75 x 8 musically-lined sheet, identified along the top, “Corni.” The composer pens 42 intricate bars of music, and signs, “Bellini,” in the upper right corner of the sheet. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 14.5. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and foxing. An organist’s son, Bellini was sent by a Sicilian nobleman to the Conservatorio of Naples. ‘Il Pirata’ carried his name beyond Italy, but is best known for ‘La Sonnambula’ and ‘Norma.’ He would come to influence several later operatic composers, including Wagner. RR Auction COA.

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