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Charles d'Apice (Carlo Sica)

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Charles d'Apice (Carlo Sica)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/d'apice-charles.php; accessed 25 June 2017





D'APICE, Charles

Published (c.1840s-50s) as Carlo SICA

Carlo Francisco Luigi d'APICE; Charles Francisco Louis; Signor d'APICE; Chevalier d'APICE; Cavaliere d'APICE)

Charles d'Apice (1817-1888); Carlo Sica (d'Apice) (1817-1888)

Professor of Music, teacher of pianoforte and singing, pianist, composer

Born Naples, 27 September 1817 (only child of Antinio d'APICE and Clementine SICA)
Arrived Sydney, 10 June 1859 (passenger per Northam, from Suez, 28 April)
Married Mary White, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 26 April 1862
Died Hunter's Hill, 5 July 1888, aged 71

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Carlo Sica (Charles d'Apice), c.1845 (by Disderi et Cie., 8 Boulevart des Italiens, Paris)

Carlo Sica (Charles d'Apice), c.1845, photograph taken at Eugène Disdéri's studios, only a few doors away from his publishers Pacini and Chabal

(Disdéri et Cie., 8 Boulevart des Italiens, Paris) (d'Apice family)

Summary

NAPLES (1817-39)

Born in Naples on 17 September 1817, Carlo d'Apice was the only child of Antonio d'Apice (c.1781-1857), said to have been an officer in the Bourbon royal service at Caserta, and Clementine Maria Sica (1801-1884). Apparently, his childhood home was in apartments in one of the royal houses of Ferdinand of the Two Sicilies at the Villa Floridiana, at Vomero.

He was educated in Naples, and later trained at the Conservatorio di San Sebastiano, where he (like Vincenzo Bellini before him) enjoyed the patronage of one of its three governors, Giovanni (Giambattista) Carafa (1773-1849), duca di Noja, who was a cousin of his mother.

He was encouraged to move to Paris with Carafa's support and a small inheritance, and he formed close friendships with Carafa's daughters, Giulia (b. 1820, who later succeeded to her father's title), Livia (1825-1901, ducessa di Bojano), Carolina (b. 1829), and Maria (b. 1841).


PARIS (c.1839-59)

Having quarrelled with his father (a breach never healed), he adopted his mother's maiden name, and as Carlo Sica began appearing in public as a pianist in 1839. In a letter to W. H. Paling in 1880, concerning the recent Sydney appearances of pianist Henry Ketten, d'Apice gave some account of own earlier career, Ketten's playing having put him in mind of his own experiences in Paris in the 1840s and 1850s:

It seemed to me when seated near the piano that I was in Paris, in my old place close to Liszt, in Erard's concert room, in 1845. Never since those days of brilliant artists, Thalberg, Prudent, &c, have I heard the piano move to such wonderful music . . . His playing invites for me a chain of distant souvenirs. I hear at the same moment the marvellous execution of Liszt, and the exquisite pathos of the voice of Rubini, the king of tenors, who always moved his audience to tears. To this double charm Mr. Ketten unites in his pianissimo passages on indescribable delicacy of touch which I thought never again to hear, and which reminds me of my old master Chopin . . .

What sort of other contact, if any, he indeed had with any of these artists - most notably "my old master Chopin" - remains a matter of conjecture. Meanwhile, what little else we can know for sure about his public career and circle must be gleaned from concert reviews of his performances and his published musical compositions. In Paris, he was published under the imprints of Pacini and Chabal, and his works bear dedications, beside his Carafa and Thomas relatives (Livia Carafa married Luigi Thomas), to minor society figures, all women.

None of the printed editions of his compositions are dated, though those few with opus numbers might give some shape to a tentative chronology. Otherwise, it perhaps seems that the Pacini editions predated those of Chabal. His polka compositions probably date from no earlier than the height of the Parisian polka craze (c.1843), and deriving from the Paris original edition, there is a single American edition of his Vittoria polka. Later yet another version of this work was also published in Naples.

Later in Australia he collectively dated his own bound album of his Paris editions "1845", though some of the prints are probably slightly earlier and later. However, there is no record of any new compositions by him appearing in Paris after the 1840s.

In 1853, he received a papal knighthood from Pius IX (Giovanni Mastai-Ferretti), on account of which he was later in Australia often referred to as Chevalier d'Apice. According to family tradition, he had assisted the papal states by acting as a courier.

Again according to tradition, he later made some unfortunate investment decisions, prompting his then fiancée, an American heiress, the otherwise unidentified Miss Strather (? or Strother) to break off their engagement (a portrait of "Miss Strather, of Louisville, Kentucky, c.1851" is listed in the catalogue raisonne of society painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter). He unsuccessfully attempted suicide by shooting himself, then left Paris for Suez, where, literally nursing his wounds, he briefly worked for his friend Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) in the administration of the canal project.


SYDNEY (1859-88)

On 27 April 1859, he embarked from Suez on the Northam, which docked at Sydney on 12 June 1859. He travelled under the name "Charles d'Apice", which he henceforth used exclusively in Australia.

He received an encouraging welcome from the French consul, Loius Sentis, at his residence at Hunters Hill, and from the French priests at the nearby Villa Maria. He settled first at 4 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills, where he began to take music pupils, and later in Castlereagh Street in the city. But he was soon drawn back to Hunters Hill, where he purchased a house on the Lane Cove River called "Grand Cailloux", from the developer Jules Joubert, and renamed it Villa Floridiana after his childhood home. He was naturalised a British subject on 16 January 1861.

In February 1862 a malicious advertisement in the Melbourne press, wrongly accusing him of having left behind a wife and children in Europe, was clearly intended to disrupt his plans to marry Mary Madeline White, daughter of retired Bathurst publicans (and prominent Catholics) Patrick White and Anne Kinchela. The couple married, nevertheless, and lived thereafter among the French Catholic settlers at Hunters Hill. Charles reportedly never mastered conversational English, and he and his wife and their large family spoke French at home.

In the 1880s he taught music at several private schools, including notably, from 1881 to 1883, at St. Ignatius's College, Riverview. He returned to Europe twice, first in 1882, and again in 1884. Though he suffered hearing loss, he continued to teach up until the month of his death.

He died at home in Hunters Hill on 5 July 1888 and was buried in the churchyard at St. Charles's, Ryde, where his headstone can still be seen. From 1891 to 1897, with help from her daughters, his widow, as Madame d'Apice, operated a ladies' school from the family home. She died there on 10 January 1911.


This resource has been developed with the assistance of Richard d'Apice AM





Documentation

[Report of recent concert in Marseilles], L'Interprete [Naples] (9 October 1839)

"Marsiglia", L'Interprete [Naples] (9 October 1839)

Marsiglia. - Tutti quei gironali parlano assai favorevolmente del giovine maestro ed allievo del nostro reale Conservatorio di musica Carlo Sica - Egli in un concerto di piano-forte al Gran Teatro si à fatto grandissimo onore ed i Marsigliesi applaudendolo e festeggiandolo, lo chiamano un artista di merito, a cui non manca nè genio, nè eleganza, nè arditezza.


Theophile Gautier, [Review], La Presse (edition de Paris) (5 April 1841), 3

Théophile Gautier, [Theatre and concert reviews], La Presse (Édition de Paris) (5 April 1841), 3

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k428442v 

. . . - Le concert de MM. Collignon et Wartel où ce'dernier a chanté avec le goût et le sentiment qui le caractérisent deux lieders de Schubert dont il s'est fait l'apôtre. Puis enfin la matinée musicale de M. Carlo Sica, où chantait la troup italienne, et dans laquelle le beneficiare e exécuté sur le piano un nocturne de sa composition qu'on e trouvé trop court, ce qui n'était pas encore arrivé à un nocturne. TÉOPHILE GAUTIER.


"ARRIVI E PARTENZA", Giornale del regno delle due Sicilie (16 April 1842), 327

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=PuRSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA327 

PER GENOVA - John Broadhurst . . . J. W. Van Hoogstraten, capitano - Carlo Sica, maestro di musica . . .


[Rewiew of concert at Toulouse], L'Emancipation (27 July 1842)

[Review of concert at Toulouse], L'Emancipation (27 July 1842)


[Rewiew], Revue et Gazette des Theatres [Paris] (6 April 1843)

[Review], Revue et Gazette des Theatres [Paris] (6 April 1843)


"NOUVELLES. Paris", La France musicale (3 March 1844), 71

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ylBfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA71 

M. Carlo Sica, pianiste compositeur très recherché dans le grand monde, donnera un concert le 11, chez M. Pleyel, avec le concours de nos artistes les plus distingués.


Review], Le Moniteur Parisien (2 April 1845)

[Review], Le Moniteur Parisien (2 April 1845)

Un des derniers et un des plus brillans concerts de la saison a été donné hier par M. Carlo Sica, jeune pianiste napolitain qui prendra bientôt rang parmi nos plus célères virtuoses. On a beaucoup applaudi une romance de la composition de M. Bazzoni, et deux morceaux brillans dans lesquels le beneficiare a fait preuve d'un vrai talent de vituose et de compositeur. On a surtout applaudi le morceau intitulé: Souvenirs de Naples.


"MUSIQUE INSTRUMENTALE", Bibliographie de la France . . . 34e année (Paris: Chez Pillet ainé, 1845), 500

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=1BM6AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA500 

Carlo Sica. La Caroline, polka pour piano-forté . . . 3—0; Chez Pacini, boulevart Poissonnière.


[Advertisement], Journal des demoiselles 25-5 (November 1855), unpag.

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CATALOGUES GÉNÉRAUX DU PROGRÈS MUSICAL. (No. 11.) . . . MUSIQUE DE PIANO (DIFFICILE) CARLO-SICA. Grande fantaisie et variations sur un air de Roberto d'Evereux, 6 [fr.] . . . MUSIQUE DE PIANO (DANSE) . . . C. SICA. La Moqueuse, grande Valse, 4 50, - Les Trois gracieuses, id., 6 -


Charles D'Apice c. 1850s (photograph William Hetzer, Sydney)

Charles d'Apice, c.1850s (photograph William Hetzer, Sydney) (d'Apice family)


"SHIPPING", Empire (11 June 1859), 4

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ARRIVALS - JUNE 10. NORTHAM, P. and O. Company's steamer, 1600 tons, Captain Stead, from Suez, 28th April, Aden 4th May, Mauritius 16th May, King George's Sound 1st, Kangaroo Island 5th, and Melbourne 7th instant. Passengers: From Suez - . . . Mr. C. D. Apice [sic] . . .


[Advertisement], Empire (16 December 1859), 1

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SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.
Patron: His Excellency the GOVERNOR-GENERAL.
Patroness: LADY DENISON.
THE FOURTH CONCERT
Of the Season will take place
AT THE GREAT HALL OF THE SYDNEY EXCHANGE.
MONDAY EVENING, December 10, 1859.
Doors will be open at half-past Seven, to commence at Eight o'clock precisely.
PROGRAMME.
PART 1
1. Overture, "Massaniello" ... Auber
2. Glee (Orpheus)
3. Quartette, instrumental, "God Save the Queen"... Onslow
4. Aria "Revenge Timotheus Cries." Alexander's Feast. Handel.... Amateur, Mr. Waller.
5. Symphony.
PART 2.
1. Symphony
2. Une Reverie, et une Fantaisie sur trois airs Napolitains. Pianoforte . . . Signor CHARLES D'APICE.
3. Quartette vocal - A te Ocara, from Il Puritani ... Rossini.
4. Glee - "Huntsman's Song" ... Pohlenz.
5. Overture - " Othello" ... Rossini.
Conductor: Mr. J. DEANE.
H. R. Webb, Secretary.


"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1859), 4

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SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. - The fourth concert of the season came off last night, in the hall of the Exchange, when, despite attractions of an intellectual character elsewhere, the building was filled by a very respectable auditory. The programme on this occasion embraced selections from Auber, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, and Weber. The finest performance vocally was by Mr. Black, who, in the absence of Mr. Waller, sang "The heart by woe o'ertaken," from the opera of Maritana. Mr. Black has an excellent and powerful voice, is a good musician, and sings with expression and animation. The opening piece, the overture to Massaniello, by the full orchestra, was very well performed - it is a grand and sounding piece of music, full of fine contrasts, the harmony now marching on in a magnificent volume, and anon, the many voiced instruments blending together in most subdued melody. The concert was rendered somewhat memorable by the first appearance in this city of Signor Charles D'Apice, who played on the pianoforte what was termed in the programme "Une Reverie et un Fantasie sur trois airs Napolitains." Signor D'Apice is a good player - has expression and sentiment, and is evidently a cultivated musician. He had the honour of being encored, the only compliment of the kind paid during the evening. The instrumental quartette, "God Save the Queen," by Onslow, was rendered in a praiseworthy manner, whilst in the vocal quartette, we only regretted that Miss Brady had so little to do. The concert, upon the whole, was successful, and the gentlemen who rendered such valuable assistance are worthy of all encouragement.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1859), 1

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CHARLES D'APICE, Professor of the Pianoforte and Singing, 122, Castlereagh-street.


[NSW State Records]: born Naples, naturalised 9 January 1861


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 January 1862), 1

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PERSONS ADVERTISED FOR. - D'APICE, alias SICA, SIGNOR, Professor of Music, formerly of Naples. - Your wife and two daughters just arrived safely, but in very delicate health, from London. Pray do write without delay. Address General Post Office, Melbourne.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 January 1862), 1

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PERSONS ADVERTISED FOR. - Referring to the advertisement under the above heading, inserted in the issue of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD of the 25th January instant, addressed to "D'Apice, alias Sica Signor, Professor of Music, formerly of Naples," stating "that his wife and two daughters had arrived at Melbourne," I can only say that I have sever been married, and that the advertisement is a false and malicious libel. CHARLES D'APICE. Villa Floridiana, Hunter's Hill, 25th January.


[Advertisement], The Argus (11 February 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5709881 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13223924


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 March 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13225436

PERSONS ADVERTISED FOR. Re D'APICE.
The following has been handed to us for publication.
(Signed) FAIRFAX and SONS. 3rd March, 1862.
Detective Office, Sydney, 26th February, 1862.
For the information of the friends of Mr. D'APICE, I beg to state that enquiries have been instituted at Melbourne by the detective police there, and advertisements have been published six times in the Melbourne Argus and Herald, of which the following is a copy: "Persons advertised for. - An advertisement having appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of 25th January, 1862, addressed D'Apice alias Sica Signor, professor of music, formerly of Naples, stating that his wife and two daughters had arrived from London at Melbourne; if such persons have arrived, they are requested at once to communicate with the Superintendent of Detective Police at Melbourne." (Signed) C. H. NICOLSON, "Superintendent of Detectives."
By the report of Mr. Nicolson, no answer has been given to these advertisements; no such persons have come forward or have in fact arrived, although every effort has been made to discover them if in Melbourne. CHARLES G. HARRISON, Inspector of Detective Police, Sydney.


"MARRIAGES", Empire (24 April 1862), 1

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MARRIAGES. D'APICE - WHITE - On Wednesday, the 23rd April, at St. Mary's Cathedral, by the Very Rev. J. Keating, V.G., assisted by the Rev. J. Sheridan, the Chevalier Charles D'Apice, son of the late Antonio D'Apice, Esq., of Naples, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Patrick White, Esq., of Bathurst.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30935853

THE undersigned can dispose of a few hours twice a week for Tuition in Pianoforte, and Singing. CHARLES D'APICE, Villa Floridiana, Hunter's Hill.


"OPENING OF THE NEW CHURCH AT VILLA MARIA", Sydney Mail (18 February 1871), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162732465 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1871), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28418637 

MUSIC - Signor d'APICE attends twice a week at Mrs. Cowper's, 364, Liverpool-st., Darlinghurst.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 January 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13396292 

PIANOFORTE and Singing Lessons. - Signor Charles d'Apice. Duties resumed Jan. 15. 335, George-st.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 January 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13427339 

PIANOFORTE and Singing. - Signor d'APICE'S duties resumed January 15. W. H. Paling, 356, George-st.


Charles d'Apice, in later life (d'Apice family)

Charles d'Apice, in later life (d'Apice family)


Letter, to Charles D'Apice, 20 December 1879 (d'Apice family)


"THE MUSIC AT THE GARDEN PALACE", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1879), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13451780 

The recitals yesterday were numerous, and, unfortunately, they were so nearly at the same hour that hearing them all was a matter of difficulty. Two at the orchestral platform were announced for 3 o'clock, and one in the French Court for a quarter-past 3; Mdme. Summerhayes goodnaturedly began before the time and shortened her fifty-sixth recital, of which we confess to have heard very little; but from previous knowledge and the remarks of the audience, we are prepared to endorse their verdict that the performance was "very good." In the French Court, a lady amateur, a pupil of Signor D'Apice played on Erard's full Concert Grand, exhibited by Messrs. Paling. The programme contained a Caprice, by Ketterer; "Rigoletto," Madame Oury; a Fantasia, by Thalberg, and a "Souvenir on three Neapolitan Airs," arranged by Signor d'Apice, and played by the pupil with considerable skill and intelligence.


"MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1879), 3

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The weekly meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners was hold at the Exhibition Offices, Macquarie-street, yesterday afternoon . . . Mr. Jennings brought up the following report from the Committee on judging and awards:

"The following judges have been nominated: . . .

Department 3, Education. - Class 313 [music]: Messrs. Mehlan [recte Meilhan], Stretschmann [recte Kretschmann], d'Apice, Hon. George Thornton, Messrs. [Montague] Younger, Blackett, Jackson, and [Charles] Packer . . .


W. H. Paling, "HENRY KETTEN. To the Editor", Evening News (18 May 1880),

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108748979 

HENRY KETTEN. To the Editor. Sir, - Having received the annexed communication from so well known an artist as the Chevalier D'Apice, I should feel obliged if you would, in justice to the writer and visitor, afford it a place in your columns. - I am, sir, yours, &c., W. H. PALING. 352, George-street, May 18.

"Villa Floridiana, Hunter's Hill," May 15, 1880.

Dear Sir, - Whilst every musician cannot fail to be indebted to you for the delightful evening's entertainment you afforded them on Thursday last by the introduction to us of the pianist, Henry Ketten, I feel impelled to convey to you the impression I felt on hearing the extraordinary performance of this truly wonderful artist. It seemed to me when seated near the piano that I was in Paris, in my old place close to Liszt, in Erard's concert room, in 1845. Never since those days of brilliant artists, Thalberg, Prudent, &c, have I heard the piano move to such wonderful music. Talent is not the word to use in speaking of M. Ketten. Genius is the only expression, or rather I feel inclined to say that he himself is music. His mastery of the mechanism of the instrument surpasses everything I have seen, but even that is thrown into the shade by the wonderfully musical tone which passes from his fingers to the piano making each note, not merely a note perfectly played, but a volume of rich sound. As for his crescendo, nothing in my long experience has equalled it. His playing invites for me a chain of distant souvenirs. I hear at the same moment the marvellous execution of Liszt, and the exquisite pathos of the voice of Rubini, the king of tenors, who always moved his audience to tears. To this double charm Mr. Ketten unites in his pianissimo passages on indescribable delicacy of touch which I thought never again to hear, and which reminds me of my old master Chopin. His preludes, too, when after a few strokes he leaves on the piano one sweet lingering sound, which, gradually dying away, gives the key to the coming melody. I fear that, I have made my note long, but it is not every day that one has to speak of genius. It would take a much longer letter to express half the pleasure I experienced. For the love which I bear to music, I trust that the musical students of Sydney will profit by the opportunity of hearing its highest expressions. I will earnestly recommend my own pupils to do so.

I remain, dear Mr. Paling, yours truly,
Charles D'Apice."

W. H. Paling, Esq.


"THE KETTEN RECITALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 June 1880), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13461660 

At the conclusion of the first part space was made on the platform for a number of gentlemen representing the musical profession of Sydney. Mr. Ketten entered last, accompanied by his manager, Mr. F. P. Pines. Mr. Michel (the Government interpreter) addressed a few words of welcome to and admiration for the great artist, and requested permission to read an address as follows:

"To Chevalier Henry Ketten, - We, the undersigned, wish hereby to express to you our sense of admiration of your genius as a composer, and your unequalled technique as pianist. Mere praise would be injustice to you, and we can only adequately show how highly wo are indebted to you, by offering you the well-earned wreath of laurel, as the homage of New South Wales to the greatest artist who has over visited this colony. We hope you may long be spared to let the rising generation benefit by the cultivating tendencies that are inseparable from your interpretation of musical art. We bid you our cordial farewell, and beg to assure you of our highest esteem." (Here follow the signatures.)

The "wreath of laurel," a beautiful coronet of massive silver, was handed by Mr. Beaver (the representative of the manufacturers, Messrs. Flavelle, Brothers, and Roberts) to Mr. Ketten, who was evidently deeply touched by the graceful offering. Signor D'Apice contrived to snatch the garland from the hand and place it on the head of the artist, and to embrace him in true Continental fashion. This turned the current of agitation for a moment, during which Mr. Ketten gathered his nerves, and in a very few words and by hearty gestures he showed his appreciation of the honour done him, and shaking hands with Mr. Paling, Signori Giorza, D'Apice, M. Michel, and others, he retired ...


"Odds and Ends", Australian Town and Country Journal (12 June 1880), 28

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The proceedings in connection with Mr. Ketten's leave-taking on Saturday night were of a novel, and let me whisper, slightly theatrical, and that of the sensational character, especially that of the laurel wreath presentation. Signor D'Apice evidently acted on the impulse of the moment, for I can scarcely imagine a gentleman would venture on the platform with the intention of crowning another with laurel, and finishing the performance by an embrace! Mr. Ketten seemed totally unprepared for either of the notions, and for a few moments the bewildered expression of his countenance implied that he was in expectation of something about to happen, even more startling. The wreath, which is a triumph of the jeweller's art, did not add greatly to the musician's personal appearance, and I thought it a great improvement when the ornament was removed . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 June 1880), 2

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PIANOFORTE and SINGING - Signor D'APICE resumes duties July 12. He can now dispose of Mondays and Thursdays (the days of Belmore College, recently closed). Early application necessary, W. H. Paling, 352, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (30 April 1881), 689

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WRENTMORE COLLEGE, SOUTH KINGSTON. The Misses COOKE. - English, Mr. Fache; Mathematics, Mr. Whitfield; French, Monsieur Lalchère; Music, Signor D'Apice and Governesses; Drawing, Miss Felton; Dancing, Mr. Needs; Calisthenics, Sergeant Lees. Pupils prepared for the Senior and Junior Examinations.


"ST. IGNATIUS' COLLEGE, RIVERVIEW", Freeman's Journal (24 December 1881), 17

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. . . Before the prizes were distributed the students, in order to show their musical and elocutionary talent, rendered a number of instrumental and vocal selections, choruses, and recitations. The entertainment - a delightful one it was too - was carried out under the direction of the Very Rev. Rector, Rev. J. Ryan, S.J., Rev. T. Gartlan, S.J., Rev. M. Harrington, S.J., Herr Hugo Alpen, singing master, Signor D'Apice, professor of music, Mr. Hermes, bandmaster, Mons. Jules, and Mr. S. Murphy. Those who had the arranging of the programme entrusted to them showed most excellent taste in their selections, and it is a noteworthy fact that there was not one failure in the whole entertainment - every number was more or less meritorious, and the applause bestowed by the audience was fairly carried. Of the vocal musical selections the best in our opinion were "Silver Chimes," by F. Donovan, and the song from "L'Exilire d'Amore" [sic] by T. Kelly, and the best of the really fine choruses sung by the pupils was "Pull all together, Boys," which was given with great vigour. The college band acquitted itself creditably in the march from "Norma" and "Les Roses," and the duet for clarionette and cornet, by J. Ireland and F. Souter, was a most praiseworthy effort, the latter performer, in particular, displaying rare skill . . .


[Advertisement], The Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser (14 January 1882), 4

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PIANOFORTE & SINGING. Miss Nealds, ST. KATHARINE'S, WINDSOR. Reference kindly permitted to Herr Kretschman and Signor D'Apice. Miss NEALDS will visit Richmond twice a-week.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1882), 1

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SIGNOR D'APICE begs to inform his Pupils that he intends visiting Europe for twelve months, leaving on May 12th, and will resume his musical tuition in June, 1883. Villa Florldiana, Hunter's Hill.


"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBSON'S BAY", The Argus (22 December 1882), 6

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DEC 21. Chimborazo, SS. (Orient Line) 3,817 tons, J. F. Ruthven R. N. R., commander, from London via Plymouth 6th ult, Naples 13th ult, Port Said 18th ult, Suez 20th ult, Aden 27th ult, and Diego Garcia 5th inst. Passengers - Saloon: For Melbourne - Baroness Von Donop and servant, Right Rev. Dr. Murphy, Bishop of Hobart, Very Rev. Dean Beechinor . . . For Sydney: Mr. and Mrs. O. M. de Lepervanche, Misses Lepervanche (2), Mr. and Mrs. A. Paterson and child, Mrs. Vosper, Rev. M. Walsh, Chevalier C. D'Apice . . .


"Music and Drama", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (6 January 1883), 33

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162080628 

. . . Reports have reached here as to the dangerous state of the health of Mr. Henry Ketten. From Signor D'Apice, who has just returned from Europe, we learn that the great pianist has had a very serious illness, has recovered so far as to take part as judge in the examination of pupils at the Conservatoire de Paris, and after playing at the Pasdeloup concerts is to start on a tour through Russia, whither Rubinstein himself is anxious to welcome his brother artist . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 July 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13538612

CAMBRIDGE-STREET, South Kingston. - WRENTMORE COLLEGE. Principals, the Misses COOKE. In addition to governesses, the following professors attend: C. J. Fache, English and mathematics; Dr. Roth, science lecturer, director of physical education; music, Signor d'Apice; singing, Signor Steffani; drawing, Miss Felton. School reopens July 16.


"CLEARANCES - JANUARY 29", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 January 1884), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13547371 

Melbourne (s.), 4000 tone, Captain R. Minter, for Marseilles, via Melbourne and Adelaide. Passengers - for Marseilles: Mr. and Mrs. H. Gardin, Messrs. Chas D'Apice, E. Michel, Wallart, J. Ballan, and H. Wilson . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 April 1885), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13583231 

BURWOOD, KENT HOUSE. - Tuition for the Second Quarter will (D.V.) be resumed on MONDAY, April 13. Miss LESTER receives a very limited number of Boarders in connection with the Day-school. In addition to Resident Teachers the following Professors will attend: Mr. Fraser (of Trin. Col., Cam.): English, Latin, and Mathematics. Madame Boivin (from Paris): French. Signor d'Apice: Music. Mrs. Thompson (recently from England): Music and Singing. Dr. Roth: Calisthenics and Physiology. Messrs. Needs: Dancing. N.B. - Non-pupils are at liberty to join Professors' Classes.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1887), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28350742 

SIGNOR D'APICE resumes his Pianoforte Lessons to advanced pupils July 11. Drummoyne-st., Hunter's Hill.


"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1888), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13690526

D'APICE. - July 5, at Villa Floridiana, Hunter's Hill, Charles d'Apice, aged 71.


"ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION", New South Wales Government Gazette (10 July 1888), 4767

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221666613 

In the will and codicil of Charles Fransisco Luigi d'Apice, late of Villa Floridiana, Hunter's Hill, near Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, gentleman, deceased . . .





Bibliography

Lorna Blacklock, "Chevalier Charles d'Apice of Villa Floridiana, Hunters Hill", Descent 8/1 (September 1976), 15-19


Hunter's Hill Trust Journal 11 (November 1982)

. . . a professor of music from Naples, lived with his family in Villa Floridiana.


Errol Lea-Sacrlett, Riverview: aspects of the story of Saint Ignatius' College & its peninsula 1836-1988 (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1989), 45, 48, 50, 123

[50] . . . For the most part they [the laymasters in the early 1880s] were a seedy lot, sometimes talented but mercurial, often eccentric and incompetent, rarely cast in the mould of good schoolmen. In the earliest years only three—Jules Czetwertinski, Carlo Luigi d'Apice, and W. J. Therry—remained long enough to make any kind of mark, and d'Apice was necessarily limited by the fact that he was music master, responsible only for giving tuition in the piano and singing to those who wanted it. His presence nevertheless enhanced the environment of the school as he had been a concert pianist of some renown in Europe and, in a quite different capacity, enjoyed the rank of Chevalier of the Order of the Golden Spur, bestowed on him by a grateful Pope Pius IX for whom, in the disguise of a woodman, he had carried secret despatches in his shoe during the siege of Rome in 1848.






Musical works



PRINCIPAL SOURCE


Cover label, Charles d'Apice album (d'Apice family)

Owner bound album of sheet music (Sydney, d'Apice family), cover label: "MUSIC BY / CHARLES D'APICE SICA. / 1845."; binder's label: "Bound by D. Roberts, 284, Pitt St., Sydney" (David Roberts, bookseller and bookbinder, at that address 1858-73); top right of the first print inscribed "Pour ma trés chère Livia. Villa Floridiana Hunters Hill Dec:ber 1883 Charles d'Apice". Preserved between the bound leaves, is a manuscript song La Plainte de l'âme! dedicated to the "duchesse de Bojano" and addressed to Livia's daughter Jeanne de Bojano, dated at Paris 14 April 1884 during one of Charles's two return trips to Europe.

Charles d'Apice probably had the album bound in the 1860s, long before he gave it to his daughter Livia, on her 18th birthday on 16 December 1884). His third child and first daughter Livia (1866-1962) was named after his Neapolitan relative, Livia Carafa Thomas, ducessa di Bojano. Livia Carafa (b. 1825) was herself dedicatee of the eponymous Livia, and, much later, of the manuscript song La plainte de l'âme, romance, d'Apice's last surviving work, and the only surviving composition post-dating the 1840s. Livia's younger sister Carolina was likewise dedicatee of La Carolina, and their mother Vittoria Carafa, of Vittoria. Two other prints in the ablum are dedicated to otherwise yet to be identified members of the Thomas family (Livia married Luigi Thomas).

Contents (in bound order):

1. Grande fantasie et variations sur un air de Roberto Devereaux de G. Donizetti, opera 6 (Pacini, Paris)

2. Les trois graces, grandes valses, opera 9 (Pacini, Paris)

3. Album des salons (Chabal, Paris)

3.1. Les mousquetairs, polka

3.2. Livia, mazurka

3.3. La gazelle, polka

3.4. La brise d'automne, valse

3.5. Polka sur l'hymne populaire a Pie IX

3.6. Néobulée, redowa

3.7. La clochette de Champfleury, polka mazurka

3.8. Tarantelle Napolitaine

4. Vittoria, polka (Pacini, Paris)

5. Souvenir de Champ-Fleury, valse (Chabal, Paris)

6. La sauterelle, grande polka (Chabal, Paris)

7. Vittoria, polka (Pacini, Paris)

8. La sylphide, valse brillante (Pacini, Paris)

9. La constante, valse brillante (Pacini, Paris)

10. Le rêve au Bord de la Loire, valse (Pacini, Paris)

11. Le rêve, nocturne (Pacini, Paris)

12. Trois études de concert (Pacini, Paris)

[loose insert] La plainte de l'âme, romance (autograph MS, Paris, 1884)


Catalogue of musical works


CHEZ PACINI


Grand fanstaisie, op. 6 (version A)

Grande fantaisie et variations pour piano sur un motif de Roberto Devereux de G. Donizetti dédiées à sa majesté la reine des Français par Carlo Sica, opera 6

(Paris: Chez Pacini, editeur de musique, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [c.1842]); publisher's number "3711"; cover, 16 pages music [2-17]

Copy at Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional; from the music collection of concert pianist Juan Maria Guelbenzu (1819-1886), inscribed: "À mon cher ami Guelbenzu, Carlo Sica".

http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/bdh0000138963 (DIGITISED)

medialocal/sica-grande-fantaisie-op-6-1-pacini-3711.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Guelbenzu was in Paris, where he met Chopin, Thalberg, and Liszt, until 1841, when he returned to Spain to take up the post of organist in the royal chapel. The chief difference between the two versions is that in A, probably the earlier, a prelude (absent in B) precedes the introduction.


Grand fanstaisie, op. 6 (version B)

Grande fantaisie et variations pour piano sur un air de Roberto Devereux de G. Donizetti dédiées à sa majesté la reine des Français par Carlo Sica, opera 6

(Paris: Chez Pacini, editeur de musique, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "391"; cover, 13 pages music [1-13]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-grande-fantaisie-op-6-2-pacini-391.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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La rêve, nocturne, op. 7

La rêve, nocturne pour le piano dédié a Mademoiselle Isaure de Coussy par Carlo Sica, op. 7

(Paris: Chez Pacini, editeur de musique, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "392"; cover, 5 pages music [1-5]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-la-reve-nocturne-op-7-pacini-392.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


The dedicatee was the daughter of Zélie de Coussy, herself a singing pupil of Marco Bordogni and close friend of Donizetti and dedicatee of Don Pasquale. Isaure de Coussy had been a piano pupil of Frederic Kalkbrenner in 1837.

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/270578719 


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Les trois graces, grandes valses, op. 9

Les trois graces, grandes valses pour piano dédiées a Madame Faustine Abeille et Mesdemoiselles H. Rullon & S. Rousselle par Carlo Sica, op: 9

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens, No. 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "386, 387, 388"; cover, 12 pages music [2-13]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family); internal contents listed below:

La gracieuse, valse par Carlo Sica à Mme. Faustine Abeille [introduction, nos. 1, 2]

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "386"; 3 pages music [2-4]

La rêveuse, valse par Carlo Sica, à Mlle. Honorine Rullon [nos. 3, 4, 5]

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "387"; 3 pages music [5-7]

La badine, valse par Carlo Sica, à Mlle. Séraphine Rousselle [nos. 6, 7 and coda]

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "388"; 3 pages music [8-13]

medialocal/sica-les-trois-graces-valses-op-9-pacini-386-387-388.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Faustine Abeille was much later dedicatee of a book of poems, La Guirlande de Faustine (Paris, 1861), which included sonnets by A. de Flaux and Fr. Delahaye (see Veyrières, Sonnettistes, 155):

https://archive.org/stream/monographieduson02veyr#page/154/mode/2up 


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Trois études de concert, op. 10

Trois études de concert pour le piano composées par Carlo Sica, op. 10

(Paris: Chez Pacini, editeur de musique, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's numbers "381, 382, 383"; cover, 15 pages music [1-15]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family), contents below:

1er étude de concert pour la main gauche seule par Carlo Sica, à Madame Joséphine de Lamarlier

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "381"; 3 pages music [1-3]

2me étude de concert par Carlo Sica, à Madame P. Maurice de St. Venant

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "382"; 5 pages music [4-8]

3me étude de concert par Carlo Sica, à Madame Mathilde Bergevin

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens 11, n.d.); publisher's number "383"; 7 pages music [9-15]

medialocal/sica-trois-etudes-de-concert-op-10-pacini-381-382-383.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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La sylphide, valse

La sylphide, valse brillante pour le piano par Carlo Sica à Mlle. Félicité Forget

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "384"; 3 pages music [1-3]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-la-sylphide-valse-pacini-384.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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La rêve au bord de la Loire, valse

La rêve au bord de la Loire, valse pour le piano à Mme. Venancia Blanchon

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "389"; [cover missing] 2 pages music [2-3]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-la-reve-au-bord-de-la-loire-valse-pacini-389.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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La constante, valse brillante

La constante, valse brillante pour le piano par Carlo Sica à Mme. Mathilde Bergevin

(Paris: Chez Pacini, Boulevart des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "390"; 2 pages music [unnumbered]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-la-constante-valse-pacini-390.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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Vittoria, polka (version A)

Vittoria, polka pour le piano dédié à Madame la duchesse de Noja par Carlo Sica

(Paris: Chez Pacini, éditeur, Boulevard des Italiens, 11, n.d. [? c.1845]); publisher's number "393"; green cover, 3 pages music [2-4]

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-vittoria-polka-1-pacini-393.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

The dedicatee was Vittoria Carafa, mother of Livia and Caroline.


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La Caroline, polka

La Caroline, polka pour piano forte dédié à Mademoiselle Caroline Carafa de Noja par Carlo Sica

(Paris: Chez Pacini Editeur, Boulevard des Italiens, No. 11, n.d. [1845]); publisher's number "394"; engraver, Renard; stamped, "1845"

Copy at Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France

http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb43271456n (CATALOGUE RECORD)

medialocal/sica-la-caroline-polka-pacini-394.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Dedicated to the third Carafa sister, Carolina (b.1829).


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CHEZ CHABAL


Souvenir de Champ Fleury, valse

Souvenir de Champ Fleury, valse pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mme. Frasquita Soultzence

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulev't des Italiens, 10, n.d. [before 1846]); cover, 3 pages music [1-3], no publisher's number

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-souvenir-de-champ-fleury-chabal.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Chabal was at the Boulevart des Italiens address until c.1846, and thereafter at Boulevart Montmatre.


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La sauterelle, grande polka

La sauterelle, grande polka pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mme. Sophie Falcon de Cimier, née Kozloffski

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre 11, n.d. [before 1846]); cover, 5 pages music [1-5], no publisher's number

Copy in composer's "1845" bound album (Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-la-sauterelle-polka-chabal.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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Album des salons

Album des salons par Carlo Sica, 1. Les mousquetaires, polka; 2 Livia, mazurka; 3 La gazelle, polka; 4. La brise d'automne, valse; 5. Polka, sur l'hymne à Pie IX; 6. Néobulée, redowa; 7. La clochette, polka mazurka; 8. Tarantelle Napolitaine (Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre 11, n.d. [after 1846]); album cover, over 8 separate titles, listed separately below)

Copy in composer's "1845" album, Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/sica-album-complete-chabal.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF whole album)


Les mousquetaires, grande polka

[1] Les mousquetaires, D'Artagnan, Arthos, Porthos, Aramis, grande polka en 4 parties pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mlle. Félicie Fournier

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 4 pages music [2-5], publisher's number "6"

medialocal/sica-album-1-les-mosquetaires-polka-chabal-6.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

The dedicatee was the young Félicie Fournier (1831-1888), who as Félicie Schneider was later a portrait painter.


Livia, mazurka

[2] Livia, mazurka pour piano, par Carlo Sica, à Mme. la duchesse de Bojano, née Carafa de Noja

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 4 pages music [2-5], no publisher's number

medialocal/sica-album-2-livia-mazurka-chabal-0.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


La gazelle, polka brillante

[3] La gazelle, polka brillante pour piano, par Carlo Sica à Mme. Joaquina Thomas D'Alvares

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 3 pages music [1-3], publisher's number "2"

medialocal/sica-album-3-la-gazelle-polka-chabal-2.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


La brise d'automne, valse brillante

[4] La brise d'automne, valse brillante pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mlle. Sofia Frank

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 5 pages music [1-5], subtitle on [1] "(Son souffle qui m'inspire murmure à mon oreille)"; publisher's number "7"

medialocal/sica-album-4-la-brise-d'automne-valse-chabal-7.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Polka brillante sur l'hymne populaire à Pie IX

[5] Polka brillante sur l'hymne populaire à Pie IX, pour le piano, par Carlo Sica à Madame Victorine Ragonneau de Beauregard

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 5 pages music [1-5], publisher's number "4"

medialocal/sica-album-5-polka-sur-hymne-a-pie-ix-chabal-4.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Néobulée, redowa brillante

[6] Néobulée, redowa brillante pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mme. Emilie de Rougement

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 2 pages music [2-3], publisher's number "3"

medialocal/sica-album-6-neobulee-redowa-chabal-3.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


La clochette de Champfleury, polka mazurka

[7] La clochette de Champfleury, polka mazurka pour piano par Carlo Sica à Mlle. Léontine Thomas

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 3 pages music [1-3], no publisher's number

medialocal/sica-album-7-la-clochette-de-champfleury-polka-mazurka-chabal-0.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Tarantelle Napolitaine (edition 1)

[8] Tarentelle [sic] Napolitaine pour piano par Carlo Sica à Madame Amélie Carpentier, née Godde

(Paris: chez Chabal, Boulevart Montmatre, 11, n.d. [after 1846]); cover, 4 pages music [2-5], "Tarantelle Napolitaine" [title on 1], publisher's number "1"

medialocal/sica-album-8-tarantelle-napolitaine-chabal-1.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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Later editions


Vittoria, polka (version B)

Vittoria, polka par Carlo Sica (in Les lionnes, deux mazurkas et deux polkas, dansés dans les bals Parisiens, en 3 livraisons . . . No. 3. Vittoria & Eva polkas [no. 2 = Eva polka par Jos. Straka])

(Philadelphia: A. Fiot; New York: W. Dubois, n.d. [?1844-50]); cover, 2 pages music [Sica, unnumbered]

Copy at Johns Hopkins University, Levy Sheet Music Collection, Box 169, Item 066

http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/2761 (DIGITISED)

medialocal/sica-vittoria-polka-3-fiot-dubois.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF Sica only)


The Parisian polka craze began to be widely reported internationally during 1844, and examples of music composed for the dance began to appear in print outside France shortly afterward. This US edition, probably of c.1844-50, appears to be a simplified version from the Pacini edition. Augustus Fiot began to publish music in 1835, first in partnership with Leopold Meignan, and alone from 1839 until 1855 ( https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/pdcj00060 ). William Dubois began publishing music in New York as early as 1813. He was frequently in partnerships; however, a period spent working under his own name only, from 1844 to 1850 most likely corresponds with this issue (http://antiquepianoshop.com/online-museum/dubois ).


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Vittoria, polka (version C)

Vittoria, polka, de Ch. Sica, à Mme. la duchesse de Noja

([Naples]: Privilegiato Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo di T. Cottrau, Str. S. Pieto a Majella, 31, n.d.); wrapper "Polke favorite", 2 pages music [2-3], publisher's number "9070"

Unidentified copy

medialocal/sica-vittoria-polka-2-partenopeo-9070.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

The dedicatee was Vittoria Carafa, mother of Livia and Caroline.


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Tarantelle napolitaine (editions 2 & 3)

Tarantelle napolitaine pour piano pour piano par Carlo Sica à Madame Amélie Carpentier, née Godde

(Naples: Établissement Musical Parthénopéen successeur de B. Girard et Cie. Rue S. Pieto a Majella, 35, n.d. [? 1850]); publisher's number "9596", wrapper "Tarantelles", 3 pages of music [1-3]

Copy at British Library

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/498147534 (CATALOGUE RECORD)

medialocal/sica-tarantelle-napolitaine-partenopeo-tarantella-9396.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


Another copy, music identical with above, but with new wrapper:

"Il Carnevale Napolitano 1853, musica scelta per balli da sala . . . Repertorio edito con privilegio dallo Stabilimento Partenopeo successore di B. Girard e C."

([Naples, 1853])

Unidentified copy

medialocal/sica-tarantelle-napolitaine-partenopeo-1853-9396.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)


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La moqueuse, grande valse par Carlo Sica

Advertised for sale in Paris in 1855

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


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MANUSCRIPT


La plainte de l'âme, romance

La plainte de l'âme, romance par Charles d'Apice à Madame la duchesse de Bojano, Paris 14 April 1884, offert par l'auteur à l'aimable Mlle. Jeanne de Bojano, C. d'A.

(Autograph MS); cover, 3 pages of music, title on [1] "Paroles de Lamartine" [? doubtful], first line: "Oui je sais votre indifférence . . ."

MS, loose folder, in composer's "1845" album, Sydney, d'Apice family)

medialocal/d'apice-la-plainte-de-l'ame-ms-1884.pdf (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Dedicated to Livia Carafa Thomas (1825-1901)



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LOST OR UNIDENTIFIED WORKS


Souvenir on three Neapolitan airs, arranged by Signor d'Apice

Performed at the Garden Palace, Sydney, by one of his pupils, 1879

NO COPY IDENTIFIED






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