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    Sale 2461 | Lot 197
    Price Realized: $618With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2461 Lot 197

      "I AM FINISHED." RUBINSTEIN, ANTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ant. Rubinstein," to Johann von Herbeck ("Dear Mr. Director"), in German, inviting him to listen to his completed opera [The Demon], and requesting permission to inform others [of the performance]. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; lower edge trimmed, horizontal fold. With the original envelope, addressed in his hand. Np, 29 November 1871

      Estimate $700 - 1,000

      "I am finished. Give me the date and hour at which you want to listen to my opera. I am always free, except on Tuesday evenings between 7 and 9 o'clock, the reason for which you probably know. And let me know whether I can also let Dessoff, Mosenthal, and Richard and Gustav Lewy be told of it."
      Rubinstein played and sang his recently-completed opera, The Demon, before a small group of guests at the Repertory Hall of the Maryinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg on September 14, 1871.
      From the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $618