Hardback, Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1889. Very Good. Five volume complete matched set of Nohl's Biographies of Musicians. Each musician/composer gets their own volume - Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, Haydn. The set is bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards. Each volume has a print date of 1889 and a copyright date of 1880 which means Wagner was still alive when Nohl wrote about him.
Louis Nohl (1831-1885) was better known as Ludwig Nohl and was a German musician and musicologist. His writings on music and musicians were widely read in his time. He met Wagner, but was probably most famous for discovering Beethoven's Bagatelle Fur Elise. The work had been unpublished and lost until Nohl found it, the Bagatelle Fur Elise was then published in 1867.
Nohl wrote his 1860 thesis on Mozart and became a Professor on the strength of his compilation of Mozart's letters, but he is best known today as a Beethoven scholar. Nohl wrote in German. This set is in English, translated from German into English by George P. Upton and John Lalor. This is a set of 5 books, international shipping will require substantial extra charges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. [Item #78431]