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Richard Wagner Autographs & Memorabilia

Richard Wagner: Autographs & Memorabilia

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Signed and unsigned memorabilia (letters, photos, books, etc) related to the great German Richard Wagner and his works.

Richard Wagner Autographs & Memorabilia

(Item #: N7145-OS4)

Original vintage print from the Illustrirte Zeitung, 1891, mounted on an acid-free mat, size is 14 x 18.5 inches (total), print is 10 x 14.5 inches (visible window size). In excellent condition

Depicted singers are Reichmann, Herzog, Grunign, van Dyck, Scheidemantel, Malten, Winkelmann, Sucher, Alvary, Mailhac, and others, after photographs by F. Waibler.

PRICE: $185.00 USD

(Item #: N6814-M8-7)

Vintage, large size print of the German soprano (1826-1894) who created the role of Elisabeth in Tannhauser in 1845 less than a week after her 19th birthday. This vintage print shows her as Ortud in the premiere of Lohengrin in the Berlin Hofoper (Konigliches Opernhaus, Berlin), in 1859. In full color, hand-painted, in excellent condition. Size is 9.25 x 12.25 inches, rare!

PRICE: $200.00 USD

(Item #: N5587-OS3)

Beautiful, large vintage print of the great German tenor (1831-1917), one of the leading singers of his time associated with Wagner operas. Niemann sang as Siegmund in the first complete Ring cycle in Bayreuth in 1876. Vintage, large size color print from the 1880s, unsigned, showing Niemann as Tristan. Mounted in an acid-free double matting, color print is 7.5 x 11.5 inches (visible window size), total size is 13 x 17 inches - in excellent condition

PRICE: $95.00 USD

(Item #: N7140-OS4)

Original vintage print from the Neue Illustrirte Zeitung, 1882, mounted on an acid-free mat, showing 2 scenes from the world premiere of Parsifal (act 1, scene 1 and act 2, scene 1). Size is 14 x 17.5 inches (total), print is 10 x 13.5 inches (visible window size). In excellent condition

PRICE: $180.00 USD

(Item #: N7146-OS4)

Original vintage print from the Illustrirte Zeitung, September 1876, mounted on an acid-free mat, showing a scene (the awakening of Brunnhilde) from the world premiere of Siegfried as part of Der Ring cycle, which took place at Bayreuth just two months before. Mat size is 13.75 x 18.5 inches, vintage print is 9.75 x 14.25 inches (window visible size). In excellent condition, ready to frame or easy to remove from mat if desired

PRICE: $180.00 USD

(Item #: M3642-R5)

Antique, original book by John Grand-Carteret, including 130 caricatures of the great German composer, published in different publications in Germany, France, England and Italy during Wagner´s lifetime and a few years after his death in 1883.

336 pages in French, discussing them and Wagner´s life, includes many funny caricatures and portraits of the composer, a few reproductions of letters. See some scans of the pages. Full book, in very good to excellent condition with minor wear on the spine, some markings in pencil that can be easily removed, original covers, size is 5.5 x 8.25 inches.

PRICE: $350.00 USD

(Item #: GA7664-GX210D)

Cosima Wagner (1837-1930) was Richard Wagner´s second wife and daughter of composer Franz Liszt, together with Richard Wagner she co-founded the Bayreuth Festival and devoted her life after her husband´s death to directing the festival (which she ran for 22 years) and his Music.

Signed cabinet photo, showing her young - signature is on verso, inscribed and dated by her in Bayreuth, 1873. A photo by Fritz Luckhardt, Vienna, size is 4.5 x 6.5 inches, some wear, in very good condition.

PRICE: $850.00 USD

(Item #: N7233-OS5)

Envelope handwritten by the great composer, addressed to famous baritone Karl Hill, who was his friend. Hill was the first Alberich in the premiere of the full Ring in 1876, and the first Klingsor in the world premiere of Parsifal in 1882. Envelope in mounted in an acid-free mat, together with a very nice, vintage cabinet photo of Wagner from around 1880. A very nicely presented and affordable Wagner autograph.

Envelope is 6 x 4.25 inches, has some rust marks and is opened on the top, in good condition. Cabinet photo of Wagner by Elliott & Fry, London is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. Total mat size is 16.25 x 11 inches. Ready to be framed if desired!

PRICE: $1,635.00 USD

(Item #: M3916-D4E)

Famous German opera composer (1813-1883), printed letter ("To the Patrons of the Performance Festival in Bayreuth"), asking to patrons for donations to support and save the promised first Bayreuth Festival, which was (finally) going to take place in the summer of 1876. This is a fantastic, historically important document, with the authentic signature of Wagner at the end. Wagner describes the many difficulties of the project, that they can not open in 1875 as planned due to financial problems and that his enemies will be celebrating his many troubles. Problems will be later solved by raising funds giving concerts where he conducted his own music, selling rights from his previous compositions, donations from the sponsors and the big help from Ludwig II of Bavaria who provided a loan for the missing money. This funds were used to finish building his own theater at Bayreuth, create new productions of his Ring (the last 2 operas would be world premiered at the first Festival in 1876) and two summers of rehearsals with the musicians.

Documents has 4 pages together in one large single piece of paper, each page is 9 x 13 inches, Wagner signed at the end of the text (in German, sold untranslated) and next to the date Bayreuth, August 30th 1873. Lightly creased with folds, and a few light stains, nothing affecting the signature, in very good condition.

PRICE: $3,675.00 USD

(Item #: B2018-5D)

German composer and conductor (1869-1930), he was the son of the famous opera composer and the Artistic Director at Bayreuth Festival from 1908 through 1930. Autograph note signed, to an unknown baroness, dated in 1919. One card, handwritten on both sides with the signature on verso, size is 7 x 4 inches, a couple of creases not affecting the signature, otherwise in very good condition.

A transcription and a translation from German are included. See scans.

PRICE: $200.00 USD