3 December 2003
NINO ROTA (1911-1979). Autograph music manuscript signed ('Nino') and inscribed ('A Maria affettuosamente') of a song, 'Dove vai madre Maria', Milan, 10 September 1938, in pencil, with two autograph emendations on a separate leaf in pen, together 2½ pages, folio.
Apparently a recitative, perhaps drawn from a sacred work: 'Where are you going, mother Mary, alone along this road? I am going looking for my son; it is three days since I have seen him ...'. In 1937-38, Rota was teaching theory and solfège at the Taranto music school.
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