Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 99

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SIGNED BY ROSSINI, CHERUBINI, AND OTHERS (MUSICIANS--19TH CENTURY.) Letter Signed by the committee organizing the performance of a funeral mass for Vincenzo Bellini, to the artists of the Opéra-Comique orchestra, in French, requesting help in executing their duty. The signers are Gioachino Rossini, Ferdinando Paer, Luigi Cherubini, Giovanni Battista Rubini, François Habeneck, Adolphe Nourrit, Auguste Mathieu Panseron, Michele Carafa, Eugène-Théodore Troupenas, Fromental Halévy, Jean-Baptiste Chollet, and two others. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; moderate marginal discoloration from prior matting, few short closed tears at edges including one repaired with linen at lower edge verso, remnants of mounting at upper left recto, folds. Np, [1835]

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"The author of The Pirate and the Puritans has just been taken away from the arts, far from his family and his homeland; honoring his memory belongs to the country to which his last accents were devoted.
"We here request the help of your talents in performing a musical mass which will be celebrated on Friday, October 2nd, at the Chapel of the Hôtel des Invalides. We dare to hope that you will answer our call and prove that artists from all countries are members of the same family."