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Gioacchino Rossini Autograph Letter Signed

10 Feb

Important Italian composer (1792–1868) who became one of the seminal figures in the history of opera with such repertoire staples as The Barber of Seville and William Tell. ALS in Italian, signed “G. Rossini,” one page, 6.5 x 7.25, April 12, 1835. Letter to an inquiring fan, in part (translated): “Enclosed is the small musical fragment you wished. I hope it can give you half the pleasure which I had in composing it. I am adding (as you requested) the little bill for the two concerts.” Rossini then itemizes the bill, which totals 72 francs. Double-matted and framed with a seated portrait of Rossini to an overall size of 18.25 x 13.25. In fine condition with intersecting folds and scattered creasing. Having penned 38 operas in as many years, Rossini proved a prolifically talented and beloved composer, diminishing his contributions from 1832 up until his death in 1868. Dated during his artistic lull, this correspondence is evidence that the composer, while not producing novel works, continued to glean satisfaction from the musical process. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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