Lot 569: Hector Berlioz

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:26:06

Lot 569: Interesting LS in French, signed "H. Berlioz," one page both sides, 8.75 x 13.5, Committee of the Association of Musicians letterhead, December 30, 1850. Letter to Mr. Devin, in part (translated): "We are sending you a mass especially composed for Choral Societies by Adolphe Adam, Halevy and Clupisson. We are sending this mass to Choral Society directors in all provinces. By doing so, we hope to help the propagation of Choral Societies around the country…We believe that students will respond favorably to this artistic and charitable effort. These informal gatherings will lead to more sophisticated artistic events. We would like to launch a big musical campaign, that could appeal to all those who care about music and about the progress of the fine arts." Signed at the conclusion by Berlioz and more than twenty others. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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