Szymanowska, Maria (1789-1831)

Maria Szymanowska Album

Polskie Wydwnictwo Muzyczne: Krakow, 1953. Oblong folio. 173 pp. including 65 facsimiles & substantial commentary in Polish. Paper covered boards. Slightly sprung, corners & top of spine bumped; otherwise fine.
The piano music of Maria Szymanowska "occupies an important position in the history of Polish music before Chopin" (Grove VI). Szymanowska was also an important early collector. This volume contains portraits, facsimiles of letters and music by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Clara Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Moniuszko, etc. from her "Stammbuch" as well as ten of her own works.