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Additional title: Sonatas, violin, piano
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 (Composer)
Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883 (Binder)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1778
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: JOF 73-12 (Locked case)
Music -- Manuscripts
Sonatas (Violin and piano)
Statement of responsibility: die Wolfgango Amadeo Mozart mpa. [manu propria] li ii di marzo 1778 à Manheim ; pour Mademoiselle Therese [Pierron]
Content: Caption title. Also in caption are other inscriptions in unknown hands regarding the history and authenticity of the work.
Date: First published: Wien, Artaria, 1781, as his op. 2, no. 2, and dedicated to Mlle. Josephe D'Aurnhzmer.
Content: Letter ([4] p.) from Richard Aldrich to C. Herter appraising this and another Mozart ms., laid in.
Acquisition: Acquired from the families of Lizzie Bliss and Christian A. Herter, in their memories, 1932.
Ownership: Formerly owned by Lizzie Bliss, Christian A. Herter, Dodd Mead & Co., Frederick Locker-Lampson.
Physical Description
Extent: Score ([10] p.) ; 26 x 37 cm
Holograph in ink, signed and dated. Cut, tipped, and bound in green leather by Francis Bedford with title stamped in gold. The bookplates of Herter, Locker, and NYPL appear on marbled endpapers.
In left margin is holograph catalog number "N.1," crossed through.
The dedication is partly torn.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10139085
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10430740-351e-0131-b509-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1756: Creator Born
  • 1778: Issued
  • 1791: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sonata" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778.

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