(Item #: M3629-R7-6)
German composer (1813-1883), one of the most important composers in opera history. Beautiful handwritten and signed letter, dated in Zurich in 1853. Wagner spent 9 years (1849-1858) in exile in Switzerland, living at the Villa Wesendonck (house of his friends Otto and Mathilde Wesendonck) near Zurich.
While in Zurich, Wagner conducted concerts with his own music. In this interesting letter, he is arranging the presence of musician friends in Germany, so they travel to Zurich for the upcoming concerts (and the previous rehearsals, starting 3 days earlier) under his baton.
One page, handwritten on both sides, Wagner includes the list of instrumentalists needed, bold signature below. In German, a short translation into English is included (see scan), size is 8.1 x 10.75 inches, some folds, otherwise in excellent condition - one of the better 1-page autographs letters we have seen - a truly beautiful item to frame and enjoy having.
ALSO INCLUDED is an unsigned, vintage photo postcard of the composer, from circa 1890s-early 1900s, size is 3.5 x 5.5 inches.