Blanc, Giuseppe. “GIOVINEZZA!” INNO TRIONFALE DEL PARTITO NAZIONALE FASCISTA. EDIZIONE VFFICIALE APPROVATA ED AVTORIZZATA DAL DIRETTORIO DEL P.N.F. VERSI DI SALVATOR GOTTA. MUSICA DI GIVSEPPE BLANC. Milano: A. & G. Carisch & C., Editori. Pianoforte e Canto L. 6,00. [1934 Anno XII]. 33.5 cm x 24.5 cm, [ii; 4 pages]
Illustrated front cover with an early likeness of Mussolini, this copy is signed in ink by Giuseppe Blanc in the upper left-hand corner, with the embossed stamps of Carisch and the presumed “B” of Giuseppe Blanc. This is a souvenir edition featuring the newer lyrics of Salvator Gotta, commissioned by Mussolini, with the lyrics published on the verso of the front cover, opposite a history of the hymn by Cesare Maria de Vecchi di Val Cismon, 1925. Published with a musical variant of four bars, variante alla 5a 6a 7a e 8a battuta del ritornello, with the composer’s avviso: “Non vendibile separato dall’Edizione di Piano e Canto.” With Carisch’s advertisement for other “official” musical titles. A copy with a slightly soiled front cover, this is a remarkably well-preserved signed copy of the official Italian Fascist hymn.
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