Similar to graphic design, music is a marker or brand of time and place. These sheet music selections (the CDs of their days) are in the Art Nouveau (or in Italy, Stile Liberty) manner and were published in Italy during the fin de siecle. Distributed to hotels and restaurants where the music was played, Art Nouveau music floated through the air, their sheet music serving as a treat on its own.
Image and type reflect the motifs of the moment. The beauty of Art Nouveau was dominant for over a decade, perpetuated throughout the world by examples of everyday entertainments, like these.