Lot 767: Austro-Hungarian contralto (1803-1877) who sang in the first performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis. Collection of eight untranslated ALSs in Italian and French, signed in a variety of manners, totaling 19 pages, dated from 1831 to 1862 (several undated). One letter accepts an engagement at the Theatre Royale in Italy, in part (translated): "I sent you my commitment...Mr. Rossini persuaded me to accept your proposals." Also includes a cabinet photo of Unger playing the harmonium, signed and inscribed on the reverse by her husband, the art critic and translator Francois Sabatier Unger, to the contralto Barbara Marchisio. In overall very good to fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts
Friday, 23rd October 2015
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