PIETRO MASCAGNI - INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 05/03/1905 - HFSID 154831
Sale Price $2,210.00
Pietro Mascagni inscribes "Amica" to a fan.
Autograph musical quotation inscribed and signed: "P. Mascagni," 1p, 11¼x8¼. Rome, 1905 May 3. Titled byhim: "Amica."He's also written the lyrics in French. Inscribed to Signorina Irene Roheim. Italian composer and conductor Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) was thrust into fame by fate. His one act opera, Cavalleria rusticana, had been submitted to a local contest by his wife, without his knowledge. The opera, the fourth act of his ambitious Ratcliff, received thunderous applause, and the opera, which was staged in Rome in 1890, thrust him into the spotlight. Unfortunately, although Mascagni wrote a number of other operas, none achieved the success of Cavalleria rusticana, but the composer also enjoyed a following as a conductor of operas. Creased at blank margins, very light foxing, overall fine.
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