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Price: $350.00

MINT CONDITION

FRANCIS PLANT - PIANIST

Autographed letter by the legendary piano virtuoso and pedagogue on his imprinted visiting card apologizing for having taken so long to write and announcing that he will be in Paris for a few days during the Summer and will try to make the trip to see him in Saint Germain. He closes with F. P-. No date, but we know factually this is the card he used in the mid 1870s for communication. Offered with a postcard portrait of the pianist with his hands clearly in view.

Plant (1839-1934) transcended the 19th Century and into the 20th Century. He was one of the earliest born musicians to record and also lived long enough to have a film made of him at the keyboard. As he saw Frederic Chopin perform in concert and he was one of the great interpreters of his works, it is thought that his performances of his music was authentic. The pianist is considered by the cognoscenti to be the single greatest French born pianist of the 19th Century. Plant played duets with Liszt, who was a close friend and also was friendly with the greats operating in Paris in the mid 19th Century including Berlioz, Gounod, Mendelssohn and Rossini.

Quite a wonderful pair for display!