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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai.

Principes d'Orchestration.

Avec Exemples Notés Tirés de ses Propores Œuvres. Rédaction de Maximilian Steinberg, Traduite du Russe par M.-D. Calvocoressi. [Part] I (Texte).

Paris: Max Eschig, 1914 Stock Code: 137505
£575.00
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Lord Berners's copy, in a Cockerell binding

First edition thus, with the Paris imprint, first published in 1905. This copy from the library of composer Lord Berners, and with his annotations in pencil, mostly consisting of marking passages for attention, but with occasional comment, such as his own calculation of orchestra numbers in the margin of the table p. 7, "horns & trumpets" p. 26, and question mark p. 131 next to a paragraph on the best way of reintroducing a group of instruments "after a long silence" in either pianissimo or fortissimo, as "intermediary dynamic levels mezzo-forte and mezzo-piano make for unremarkable and flat re-entries".

A lovely association copy in a superb binding.

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Description

Volume 1 only, octavo (250 x 167 mm). Finely bound in near-contemporary brown morocco by Douglas Cockerell (signed "D. C. & Son, 1927" in blind to rear turn-in), titles in gilt to spine, trifoliate motifs in blind with dots in gilt to compartments and joints, stave design to boards in gilt, single gilt rules and dots to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Numerous in-text diagrams and musical tables, some full-page.

Condition

A little rubbed, very occasional faint spotting; else a clean and very good copy.

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