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Karan Gangaputra - ARN 125188Updated on March 24, 2023 Search for DistributorARN/Distributor - 125188 AMFI Registered distributor Karan Gangaputra ARN - 125188 valid through 06-May-2020 located in VASHI, NAVI MUMBAI



Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co., 1871. 1871 or that era. Folio. Tan paper over boards; Dark brown cloth at spine; 129 pp. comprised totally of a musical score. Oversize (15 x 21.5 inches) and heavy (7.5 pounds / 3.4 kilos). Fair (Ex-lib., usual markings; heavy wear to extremities of boards; spine mostly gone; front and back boards detached but present; ffep and title pages detached and heavily chipped; main block secure and mostly in good condition but with brittle page edges). Item #125188 The mass was composed by Franz Liszt between 1855 and 1858 for the dedication of the new part of the cathedral at Esztergom, Hungary (by Archbishop Janos Scitovszky). Liszt conducted the work, and the organist was Alexander Winterberger. The dedication concert (the work's premiere) was on August 31, 1856. The reverberation time in the cathedral is 9 seconds (Wikipedia), creating the potential for an acoustic nightmare in performing a piece of this magnitude! The performance was attended by 4,000 guests, including Emperor Franz Joseph I and other imperial majesties of Austria-Hungary, ecclesiastical dignitaries, well-known musicians, and members of the press. After the premiere, Liszt (and others) continued to make various small changes and corrections to the original score. The first publication was in 1859, by the Imperial Printing House, Vienna, followed by subsequent editions and variations (piano reductions, etc.) by J. Schuberth (1871...), G. Schirmer (1909...), etc. This particular edition/volume contains NO individual parts (violin, flute, soprano, etc.) for actual performance but IS an actual, complete copy of the entire conductor's score, meaning that it includes all the orchestral, organ, vocal soloist (SATB), and choral (SATB) parts (with vocal text) all together for a conductor to use in rehearsal or performance. This edition was published by J. Schuberth & Co. (no date), likely in Leipzig (rather than New York or Philadelphia), as the names of the instruments are listed in German, and the price on the front cover is listed in Thaler, an old German/European coinage. The work is complete: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, with all parts readable, even where margins are chipped. An excellent copy for the conducting student, Liszt afficionado, musical researcher, or someone interested in Hungarian/Esztergom ecclesiastical history. (For an excellent article by Morten Solvik on Liszt's writing of this work, see this link from the American Symphony Orchestra's web site. 041b061a72


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