Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827) & Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. (1778–1837) & Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809) & Pleyel, Ignaz. (1757–1831) & Cherubini, Luigi. (1760–1842) & Winter, Peter. (1754–1825) & Rossini, Gioachino. (1792–1868) & Griffin, George Eugene. (1781–1863)
Sammelband of Orchestral Works arranged for Piano, including Beethoven's Symphonies 1, 2, 3, and 6
Sammelband of important orchestral works arranged for piano, compiled ca. 1820 and including early English publications of Beethoven's symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, and 6, Haydn's symphonies nos. 3 and 12, and opera overtures by Beethoven, Rossini, Cherubini, and Winter. Several of the pieces have small pencil annotations. 12 pieces and approximately 275 pages in total. Handwritten table of contents with hand-inked graphic surround, marbled endpapers, bound in marbled boards with leather-bound spine. Heavy wear and a large vertical split along the center of the spine, some large stains and wear to the boards; marbled endpapers and gutters very good. Despite the large spine split, still structurally sound and overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 13 inches (24.5 x 33 cm).
The contents bound in the following order:
Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827). Beethoven's Celebrated Overture to The Men of Prometheus, performed at the concerts of The Philharmonic Society; arranged for two performers on the piano forte and dedicated to Miss Perfect and Mrs Gaitskill by D. Bruguier. London: Printed & Sold by Chappell & Co. Music & Musical Instrument Sellers, 50 New Bond Street, [between 1819 and 1826]. Engraved. [PN] 237. 11 pp.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827). Beethoven's Grand Symphonies Arranged for the piano forte with accompaniments of Flute, Violin & Violincello by J.N.Hummel, Maitre de Chapelle to the Duke of Saxe Weimar. London: Chappell & Co, 50 New Bond Street, [between 1819 and 1826]. Four sets of sheet music, each with identical title page, for Symphonies no. 1 (21 pp.), no. 2 (35 pp.), no. 3 (35 pp.), and no. 6, "Pastoral" (33 pp.) All engraved, without plate numbers.
Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809). Haydn's Celebrated Symphonies composed for and performed at Mr Salomon's and the Opera Concerts. Adapted for the piano forte with an accompaniment for a violin and violoncello ad libitum. London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co, 20 Soho Square, & to be had at 7 Westmorland St., Dublin, [1810-16]. Symphony nos. 3 (16 pp.) and 12 (19 pp.) Engraved, without plate numbers.
Pleyel, Ignaz. (1757-1831). A Third Concertante adapted for the piano forte, with an accompaniment for the violin. London: Printed & sold by Preston at his Wholesale Warehouse, 97 Strand, [between 1801 and 1822]. Engraved, without plate number. 30 pp.
Cherubini, Luigi. (1760-1842). The Grand Overture to Anacreon, for two performers on the piano forte with accompaniments for a flute, violoncello and harp. Arranged and inscribed to his H.R.H The Duke of Cambridge by J.Mazzinghi. London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co, 20 Soho Square, [1811-23]. Engraved, without plate numbers. 15 pp.
Winter, Peter. (1754-1825). Winter's Grand Overture from the Opera of Zaira, arranged for two performers on the piano forte and respectfully dedicated to Miss Caroline and Miss L.V. Hammond by D.Bruguier and performed at the Nobilities Concerts by the author and Mr H.Corri. London: Charles Christmas, at the Opera Saloon, Music & Instrument Warehouse, No. 36 Pall Mall, [1816-19] Engraved, without plate number. 11 pp.
Rossini, Gioachino. (1792-1868). Overture to the celebrated opera of Il Tancredi, composed by Signor G. Rossini, arranged as a duet for two performers on the piano forte with an accompaniment (ad libitum) for flute and violoncello by Charles T. Sykes. London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co, 20 Soho Square, & to be had at 7 Westmorland St., Dublin,[1810-16] Engraved, without plate numbers. 13 pp.
Griffin, George Eugene. (1781-1863). Concerto no. 1 for the piano forte, with accompaniments for a full orchestra composed and dedicated to Mr. J. B. Cramer by G.E.Griffin. London: printed for the author, Northumberland St, [18--?] Engraved by R. & E. Williamson, 8 Brook St. 25 pp. With a remnant of an autograph signature on the title page, mostly trimmed away, which appears likely to be the composer's.