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EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed first edition score of the composers Piano Sonata, op. 3, 1919.

Cover: ALOIS HBA/SONATE SONTA/OP. 3/PIANO SOLO/UNIVERSAL EDITION/Nr. 5543

Frontispiece: VNOVNO/SONATE SONTA/fr Klavier zu zwei Hnden pro piano dvě ruce/von sloil/ALOIS HBA/Op. 3/Auffhrungsrecht vorbehalten - Provozovaci prvo vyhraeno/UNIVERSAL-EDITION A. G. Wien/Copyright 1919 by Universal-Edition

Inscription on frontispiece: Slečn profesorce Mařence J. Bl f Děčnosti! Translation Miss Professor Marence J. Ble from Childhood!

Cover, inside blank, frontispiece, 1st page of music page 3, through page 28, inside back cover blank, advertisements on back page. Plate 5543. Light pencil accents and notations throughout. Cover and frontispiece and last page of music are dis-bound, all other music is bound. Cover has one small chip center edge, else fine. First edition.

Hba (1893-1973) was an extremely influential figure in the world of Czech experimental music. He arrived at the Prague Conservatory in 1914 with perfect pitch. He studied with composer Viteslav Novak, the most important Czech composition pedagogue after Dvorak for a year before he was drafted into the Austrian Army in 1915. In 1918 after the War was over he moved to Vienna to study with Franz Schreker and when the composer moved to Berlin, Hba followed. Schreker pushed the young composer towards new and experimental music and encouraged his study of other composers works. Hba remained in Berlin until 1923, moving back to Prague. He taught at the Prague Conservatory from 1924 until 1951. He had heard Schoenbergs newest works whilst in Vienna and heard some of his post war works which experimented in atonality. He also was influenced by music from the Far East which led him to works in smaller intervals than the semi-tone which turned into the quarter tone system for which he is famous. He would write his first quarter tone work in 1920, his Second String Quartet, op. 7. But at the time he wrote the work we are offering, he was still working with traditional signatures.

Hba is a true cult figure among modern music conogscenti and an autographed score is quite rare, especially this early.

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