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FERDINANDO PAR - COMPOSER
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One page autographed letter to a Signora Giulietta in Italian, Friday, no place, no date. The letter is offered with a period 8.5 x 10 Giovanni Bernardoni 1829 engraving of the composer, lithographed and printed by Andrew Bernieri.

Dear and loving Mrs. Giulietta,

 

With the greatest pleasure tomorrow Saturday I will accept her thanks and spend the evening with Lora. My work kept me from the yearning to see her which never abandons me. If I do not come to see her it is a proof that I am not in any place.

 

I kiss beneath and affectionately your hand. Many respects to Mademoiselle and Mademoiselle Kerner I also pay my respect to their daughters and son.

 

Your obedient servant and friend,

 

Ferdinand Par

 

Friday

Par (1771-1839) was one of the most important composers in Western Europe of his day. Extremely productive, he wrote 43 operas, two oratorios, a symphony, works for orchestra, four grand military marches, six waltzes for wind band, an organ concerto, three grand sonatas for piano and violin, a fantasia for piano, two flutes, two horns and bassoon and many piano works. His most enduring work was the opera Le matre de chapelle.

Par originally was a violinist and gave it up to compose. He left Italy in 1797 and was quickly appointed Music Director of the Krtnertotheater. He left Vienna in 1802 to become court Kapellmeister in Dresden. Napoleon hired him away from Dresden as his Maitre de Chapelle and conductor of the Opera Comique. He succeeded Spontini as Director of the Theatre des Italiens in 1812. Rossini was his arch rival during this period. He resigned in 1827 with the theatre in bad financial shape. A member of the Academie, he was the conductor of the Chambre Royale as of 1832 to King Louis Philippe. In his spare time he taught composition to both Franz Liszt and Niccolo Paganini.

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