Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin

Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste

French composer (1821-1910). Autograph letter signed. Buhl [Haut-Rhin]. 06.06.1908. 8vo. 1 p. With autograph address.
240 € (82743/BN54039)

To the music journalist and publisher Baudoin La Londre, asking him to send all remaining copies of Weckerlin's 1908 publication "Catalogue de la bibliothèque musicale" to the antiquarian bookseller Leo Liepmannssohn: "Veuillez remettre à M. Leo Liepmannssohn les exemplaires du catalogue de ma bibliotheque de musique qui vous restent me reviennent encore seul[ement] les 150 que je vous ai commandés. [...]". - Weckerlin had considerable success as a composer of opéras-comiques and choral works in his time.

Today he is best remembered for his piano arrangements of traditional French songs. His major work, "Bergerettes, romances et chansons du XVIII siècle", was published in 1860. Weckerlin was also librarian at the Paris Conservatory and later for the Société des Compositeurs. - Some foxing and several minor tears..

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Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste

French composer (1821-1910). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 12mo. 1 page on bifolium.
220 € (86096/BN56823)

To Madame Du Chanoy about a book which has long been out of print, promising to let her know as soon as he encounters it for sale, pointing out the increased price, and referring her to the bookseller Edmond-Honoré Sagot (1857-1917): "Vous êtes bien aimable de vous rappeler de moi, et je vous en remercie. Le volume que vous demandez n'est plus dans le commerce depuis fort long-temps, et au lieu de 3 f on le vend volontiers 5 ou 6 f, à la première vente où je le verrai paraitre j'aurai soin de me souvenir. Peut-être aussi que vous le trouverez chez M. Sagot [...]". - With former collector's number "190" in pencil. Traces of former mounting on reverse.

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