Péchés de vieillesse (Rossini, Gioacchino)

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Editor Sergio Cafaro (1924-2005)
Publisher. Info. Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 1954-76.
Reprinted Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(ca.1975-80).Catalogs 3831-34.
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Misc. Notes Apparently, although the selections in these volumes contain works from the original Péchés de vieillesse, they do not contain them in the original order, so for example, Cafaro's "vol.1" contains works from other volumes. Hopefully, an original will eventually be uploaded that contains the original volumes with the original ordering.
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Editor Sergio Cafaro
Publisher. Info. Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 1968.
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Adieux à la vie! (Album II No.9)

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Editor Orfeo Mandozzi
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Une larme, thème et variations (Album IX, No.10)

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Editor Giorgio Scala (fl.1980)
Publisher. Info. Padua: G. Zanibon, 1980. Plate G. 5846 Z.
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Misc. Notes Urtext edition of an earlier manuscript, which the editor mistook as being for double bass (more info).
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Editor Orfeo Mandozzi
Publisher. Info. Winterthur: Orfeo Mandozzi 7.3.2015
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Misc. Notes Notes on Rossini's mss in Russia
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Adieux à la vie! (Album II No.9)

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Work Title Péchés de vieillesse
Alternative. Title Sins of old age
Composer Rossini, Gioacchino
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 volumes (237 pieces, contents from Grove Music):
I. Album italiano:
  1. Quartettino ‘I gondolieri’ (? G. Torre), S, A, T, B, pf [? orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  2. Arietta ‘La lontananza’ (Torre), T, pf (London, c1880)
  3. Bolero ‘Tirana alla spagnola (rossinizzata)’ (P. Metastasio), S, pf; music identical with vol.xi, no.3
  4. Elegia ‘L'ultimo ricordo’ (G. Redaelli), Bar, pf (Paris, c1880–85)
  5. Arietta ‘La fioraja fiorentina’ (?Torre), S, pf [? orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  6. Duetto ‘Le gittane’ (Torre), S, A, pf (London, c1880) [orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  7. Ave Maria su due sole note (Torre), A, pf [? orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
8–10. La regata veneziana, 3 canzonettas (F.M. Piave), Mez, pf (Milan, 1878)
8. Anzoleta avanti la regata (Barcarolle ‘Plus de vent perfide’)
9. Anzoleta co passa la regata
10. Anzoleta dopo la regata
11. Arietta (Sonetto) ‘Il fanciullo smarrito’ (A. Castellani), T, pf, pubd in Strenna del giornale la lega della democrazia (Rome, 1881)
12. Quartettino ‘La passeggiata’, S, A, T, B, pf
II. Album français:
  1. Ottettino ‘Toast pour le nouvel an’, 2 S, 2 A, 2 T, 2 B
  2. Roméo, T, pf
  3. Ariette ‘Pompadour, la grande coquette’, S, pf [orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  4. Complainte à deux voix (‘Un sou’), T, Bar, pf
  5. Chanson de Zora (‘La petite bohémienne’) (E. Deschamps), Mez, pf
  6. La nuit de Noël, B solo, 2 S, 2 A, 2 T, 2 Bar, pf, hmn
  7. Ariette ‘Le dodo des enfants’, Mez, pf [orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  8. Chansonette de cabaret (‘Le lazzarone’), Bar, pf
  9. Elégie (‘Adieux à la vie’), sur une seule note, Mez, pf, I-PESr † [orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  10. Nocturne (‘Soupirs et sourire’), S, T, pf, also with It. text as II cipresso, e la rosa (Torre)
  11. Ballade élégie (‘L'orphéline du Tyrol’), Mez, pf (Paris, c1880–85)
  12. Choeur de chasseurs démocrates, male vv, tam-tam, 2 tamburi
III. Morceaux réservés:
  1. Quelques mesures de chant funèbre: à mon pauvre ami Meyerbeer (Pacini), male vv, tamburo
  2. Arietta ‘L'esule’ (Torre), T, pf
  3. Tirana pour deux voix (‘Les amants de Séville’) (Pacini), A, T, pf
  4. Ave Maria, S, A, T, B, org (London, 1873)
  5. L'amour à Pékin: petite mélodie sur la gamme chinoise (Pacini), A, pf
  6. Le chant des Titans (Pacini), 4 B, pf, hmn, arr. 4 B, orch, vs (London, 1873); QR viii, 66–89 (orch version) [orig. written to text Mi lagnerò tacendo]
  7. Preghiera (Torre), 4 T, 2 Bar, 2 B [also with Fr. text ‘Dieu créateur du monde’ (Pacini)]
  8. Elégie (‘Au chevet d'un mourant’) (Pacini), S, pf
  9. Romance ‘Le sylvain’ (Pacini), T, pf
  10. Cantemus: imitazione ad otto voci reali, 2 S, 2 A, 2 T, 2 B (London, 1873)
  11. Ariette à l'ancienne (J.-J. Rousseau), Mez, pf
  12. Tyrolienne sentimentale (‘Le départ des promis’) (Pacini), 2 S, 2 A, pf
IV. Quatre mendiants et quatre hors d’œuvres (for piano)
Quatre mendiants:
  1. Les figues sèches, D
  2. Les amandes, G (Paris, c1880–85)
  3. Les raisins, C
  4. Les noisettes, b-B
Quatre hors d'œuvres
5. Les radis, a
6. Les anchois, D
7. Les cornichons, E
8. Le beurre, B♭
V. Album pour les enfants adolescents: (for piano)
  1. Première Communion, E♭; QR xv, 1–10
  2. Thème naïf et variations idem, G; QR xv, 11–20
  3. Saltarello à l'italienne, A♭; QR xv, 21–9
  4. Prélude moresque, e; QR xv, 30–40
  5. Valse lugubre, C (Paris, c1880–85); QR xv, 41–7
  6. Impromptu anodin, E♭; QR xv, 48–58
  7. L'innocence italienne; La candeur française, a, A; QR ii, 19–29
  8. Prélude convulsif, C (Milan, c1879); QR xv, 59–71
  9. La lagune de Venise à l'expiration de l'année 1861!!!, G♭; QR xv, 72–82
  10. Ouf! les petits pois, B; QR ii, 30–36
  11. Un sauté, D; QR xv, 83–92
  12. Hachis romantique, a; QR xv, 93–105
VI. Album pour les enfants dégourdis: (for piano)
  1. Mon prélude hygiénique du matin, C; QR x, 28–37
  2. Prélude baroque, a; QR xvi, 1–15
  3. Memento homo, c (Paris, c1880–85); QR x, 87–93
  4. Assez de memento: dansons, F; QR x, 94–103
  5. La pesarese, B♭ (Paris, c1880–85); QR x, 60–67
  6. Valse torturée, D; QR xvi, 16–28
  7. Une caresse à ma femme, G (Paris, c1880–85); QR ii, 37–41
  8. Barcarole, E♭; QR xvi, 29–37
  9. Un petit train de plaisir comico-imitatif, C; QR ii, 42–58
  10. Fausse couche de polka mazurka, A♭; QR xvi, 38–45
  11. Etude asthmatique, E; QR xvi, 46–66
  12. Un enterrement en Carnaval, D; QR x, 68–86
VII. Album de chaumière: (for piano)
  1. Gymnastique d'écartement, A♭ (Paris, c1880–85); QR xiv, 1–17
  2. Prélude fugassé, E; QR xiv, 18–24
  3. Petite polka chinoise, b (Milan, c1878); QR xiv, 25–34
  4. Petite valse de boudoir, A♭; QR xiv, 35–42
  5. Prélude inoffensif, C; QR ii, 8–18
  6. Petite valse (‘L'huile de Ricin’), E; QR xiv, 43–61
  7. Un profond sommeil; Un reveil en sursaut, b, D, 1st pt ed. G. Puccio, Alfonso Rendano (Rome, 1937); QR xiv, 62–90 (both pts)
  8. Plein-chant chinois, scherzo, a; QR xiv, 91–103
  9. Un cauchemar, E; QR xiv, 104–25
  10. Valse boiteuse, D♭ (Milan, c1879); QR xiv, 126–36
  11. Une pensée à Florence, a; QR xiv, 137–49
  12. Marche, C; QR xiv, 150–64
VIII. Album de château: (for piano)
  1. Spécimen de l'ancien régime, E♭; QR ii, 59–82
  2. Prélude pétulant-roccoco, G; QR xvii, 1–16
  3. Un regret; Un espoir, E (Paris, c1880–85); QR xvii, 17–32
  4. Boléro tartare, a; QR xvii, 33–59
  5. Prélude prétentieux, c-C; QR x, 1–10
  6. Spécimen de mon temps, A♭; QR x, 38–59
  7. Valse anti-dansante, F; QR xvii, 60–77
  8. Prélude semipastorale, A; QR xvii, 78–108
  9. Tarantelle pur sang (avec Traversée de la procession), b, chorus, hmn and clochette ad lib, full scoring (Milan, c1879); QR ii, 83–101 (as pf solo)
  10. Un rêve, b; QR x, 11–27
  11. Prélude soi-disant dramatique, F♯; QR xvii, 109–31
  12. Spécimen de l'avenir, E♭; QR x, 104–25
IX. Album pour piano, violon, violoncello, harmonium et cor
  1. Mélodie candide, A, pf; QR xvi, 67–73
  2. Chansonette, E♭, pf; QR xvi, 87–94
  3. La savoie aimante, a, pf; QR xvi, 74–86
  4. Un mot à Paganini, élégie, D, vn, pf
  5. Impromptu tarantellisé, F, pf; QR xvi, 95–106
  6. Echantillon du chant de Noël à l'italienne, E♭, pf; QR ii, 102–7
  7. Marche et reminiscences pour mon dernier voyage, A♭, pf; QR ii, 108–16
  8. Prélude, thème et variations, E, hn, pf; QR iii, 1–17
  9. Prélude italien, A♭, pf; QR xvi, 107–19
  10. Une larme: thème et variations, a, vc, pf
  11. Echantillon de blague mélodique sur les noires de la main droite, G♭, pf (Milan, c1879)
  12. Petite fanfare à quatre mains, E♭, pf, pf 4 hands
X. Miscellanée pour piano:
  1. Prélude blageur, a; QR xviii, 1–20
  2. Des tritons s'il vous plaît (montée-descente), C; QR xviii, 21–4
  3. Petite pensée, E♭; QR xviii, 25–8
  4. Une bagatelle, E♭ (Paris, c1880–85); QR xviii, 29–30
  5. Mélodie italienne: une bagatelle (‘In nomine Patris’), A♭ (Paris, c1880–85); QR xviii, 31–2
  6. Petite caprice (style Offenbach), C (Paris, c1880–85); QR ii, 1–7
XI. Miscellanée de musique vocale:
  1. Ariette villageoise (J.-J. Rousseau), S, pf; QR v, 72–4
  2. La chanson du bébé (Pacini), Mez, pf; QR v, 25–8
  3. Amour sans espoir (‘Tirana all'espagnole rossinizé’) (Pacini), S, pf, music identical with vol.i, no.3, EC VII/i
  4. A ma belle mère (‘Requiem eternam’), A, pf; QR xi, 58–9
  5. O salutaris, de campagne, A, pf (London, c1880)
  6. Aragonese (Metastasio), S, pf; QR iv, 44–50
  7. Arietta all'antica, dedotta dal O salutaris ostia (Metastasio), S, pf, based on O salutaris hostia (29 Nov 1857); QR iv, 60–61
  8. Il candore in fuga, 2 S, A, T, B
  9. Salve amabilis Maria (‘Hymne à la musique’), motet, S, A, T, B; QR vii, 77–83
  10. Giovanna d'Arco (cant.), S, pf; QR xi, 1–29
XII. Quelques riens pour album (24? pieces for piano)
XIII. Musique anodine (1857)
XIV. Altri Péchés de vieillesse
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857-1860s?
First Publication. 1873 in part
1880 or so in (almost?) full – Paris: Heugel
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation various
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Misc. Comments

  • Have seen argument whether this name refers to one of the suites or all 237 pieces. WorldCat (reference to a part of the manuscript, at Harvard University): "They are a portion of the large collection Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of old age), consisting of 237 small vocal and piano works in 13 albums, written in the last years of the composer's life." suggests the latter. Some question when they were first published in full, though. In part might be as early as (or earlier than) 1873, when Hutchings & Romer of London published some of Rossini's posthumous works, including some of the Péchés. (Or according to Wikipedia, by Heugel around 1878 for most of them?)
  • Ah. Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1880), p.334
  • The "undetermined instrumentation" tag will be used until a specific contents list with instrumentations can be compiled for vols.12, 13, and 14, at which point it will be removed.