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#619 - Niccolo Paganini

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Paganini's program for an 1831 concert
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LS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 9, January 29, 1831. Letter concerning a concert scheduled for the next week, in part (translated): "I hasten to answer yours of the 26th to thank you in the first place for all the pains you kindly took for me in regard to my concert and also for the very courteous offer you made me of your apartment; as I have a maid and a rather large carriage and as otherwise it is possible I would arrive late at night, I fear to put you out and I do not want to abuse your kindness; nevertheless to show you that I am aware of the marks of your friendship, I will take the liberty to take you my Achille. I will put up then at the inn (whose name I no longer know) of Mr. Liebhold who was here once, at the Russian hotel, and I believe that I will arrive on the 3rd of next week. I am enclosing the letter for Mr. Haitzringer, who, I hope, will honor my concert with his fine talent by expecting here the pieces I propose to perform. Program for the Concert of N.P. for Saturday, February 5, 1831. First part: 1. Overture…2. Song…to be chosen, Grand concerto in three parts composed and executed by Paganini as follows, 3. Allegro maestoso, 4. Adagio appassionato e Rondo brillante. Second Part: 5. Overture…6. Sonate militaire composed and executed on the G string by P., 7. Song…8. Variations composed without orchestral accompaniment and executed on solo violin by Pag'i. On my arrival we will talk out loud about the rest, and I pray you will accept my most sincere salutations, friendship and esteem." In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, repaired areas on seal-related paper loss to the last page, and seal-related staining touching the signature.

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