Autograph letters signed (20), dated : London, Vienna (and Kloster Lilienfeld), Milan, Lucerne, Paris, [Berlin], Düsseldorf, Leipzig, and Frankfurt, 1829-1846, to Eduard Devrient, 1829-1846.

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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Autograph letters signed (20), dated : London, Vienna (and Kloster Lilienfeld), Milan, Lucerne, Paris, [Berlin], Düsseldorf, Leipzig, and Frankfurt, 1829-1846, to Eduard Devrient, 1829-1846.

Autograph letters signed (20), dated : London, Vienna (and Kloster Lilienfeld), Milan, Lucerne, Paris, [Berlin], Düsseldorf, Leipzig, and Frankfurt, 1829-1846, to Eduard Devrient, 1829-1846.

Commenting on music and musicians in London and Vienna, many discussing his desire to write an opera, mentioning his Meeresstille, [Heimkehr aus der Fremde], Ave Maria, Chorales, Petrus, Melusine, Paulus, Sommernachtstraum, Hebriden, a Piano Trio [op. 66], Lieder ohne Worte [op. 67], 6 Organ Sonatas, choruses for Oedipus in Kolonos, his instrumentation of Handel's Dettingen Te Deum and Acis and Galatea, Athalja [i.e. Athalie], Antigone, and other works, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Meyerbeer's Robert le diable, O'Connell, Hensel, Donzelli, Malibran, Bauer [i.e. Albert Baur], Mühlenfels, Vel[l]uti, Sontag, Spontini, Rossini, [John] Bull, Pellegrini, Czerny, Auber, Hauser, Bach, Goethe, Klingemann, Reichmann, Unger, Schoberlechner, Teschner, Schätzel, Milder[-Hauptmann], Schechner, Hai[t]zinger, Bader, Mantius, Wild, Taubert, Schiller, Beaumarchais, Redern, Grünbaum, Lenz, Bötticher, Schuster, Schneider, Rungenhagen, Zelter, Schirmer, Immermann, Haehnel, Grosser, Hartmann, Shakespeare, Gutzkow, Bendemann, Hübner, Lind, Scribe, Geibel, etc.

20 items (63 p., some with integral address leaves.) ; various sizes.

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