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Price: $450.00

MINT CONDITION

Four bar autographed musical quotation of his canzone, “Anima mia” in waltz time by the Italian-British composer, Rome, February, 1915.  The album leaf is on 6.5” x 9.5” heavy parchment like paper with decorative rag edges.

Tosti (1846-1915) returned from Great Britain to his native Italy in 1913 to spend his remaining years there.  The canzone “Anima mia” was composed in 1915, the year of our album leaf from a poem by Gabriele D’Annunzio.  As the leaf was written in February of that year, it was a fresh song at the time of his dedication in the album.  Toasti remains one of the leading composers of Italian art songs and Neapolitan songs of his generation.  His canzone are still well performed today, particularly “Mattinata” and “Addio”.

Pristine!

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