Inscribed by Berlioz

[Irlande; Irish Melodies.] Neuf Mélodies. Imitées de l’Anglais (Irish Melodies). Pour Une & Deux Voix & Choeur avec Accompagnement de Piano. Ornée d'une lythographie de Barathier. Dédiées par les auters à Thomas Moore. Musique de Hector Berlioz. Paroles de T. Gounet.

Paris: Schlesinger, (1830). First edition. Signed and inscribed on title page by Berlioz in brown ink: “To my dear fried Robert”. (2), 33, (1) p. Untrimmed. Pages moderately chipped, occasional foxing throughout. Overall in fine condition.

Inscribed copy of the first edition of Berlioz’s nine songs on Irish poetry.

The nine poems of the Neuf Mélodies taken from Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies, translated into French by Thomas Gounet. The last song is a paraphrase of the speech of the he Irish rebel Robert Emmet, just before his execution in 1803. Their settings include solo romances, duos, and choral pieces accompanied by the piano.


Price: €3,000.00