Jean-Delphin Alard

Alard, Jean-Delphin

French violinist and composer (1815-1888). Autograph letter signed. N. p. o. d. Small 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.
$ 366 / 350 € (85920/BN56610)

To a M. Glandaz, possibly the lawyer Sigismond Glandaz, expressing his regret at not having met the recipient contrary to his expectations and inquiring how many tickets he might need for Alard's next concert: "Vous êtes venu hier chez moi et j'ai eu le regret de ne pas m'y trouver. Je comptais vous voir aujourd'hui comme d'habitude et j'ai été trompé dans mon attente, j'espère que ce n'est pas une indisposition qui vous a empêché de venir. Je voulais vous dire aussi, que nous commençons dimanche prochain nos séances et que je ne me rappelle pas combien de places vous désirez avoir, je vous priais donc de me jeter un petit mot afin que je v.s les garde [...]".

- From the age of twelve Alard studied under François-Antoine Habeneck at the Paris conservatory. During his studies he once played before Niccolò Paganini, who was enthusiastic. Jean-Delphin Alard rose to be one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his time and composed many celebrated pieces for his instrument. From 1845 to 1870, Alard taught at the Paris conservatory. His most important student was Pablo de Sarasate. - On stationery with an embossed mandolin. Traces of former mounting..

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Alard, Jean-Delphin

French violinist and composer (1815-1888). Autograph letter signed. N. p. o. d. 8vo. ¾ p.
$ 230 / 220 € (86142/BN57056)

To a student, informing him that he has returned and is "ready to resume our habitual lessons": "Me voici de retour, et prêt à recommencer nos leçons habituelles. Si vous le voulez bien je vous attendrai demain mardi à l'heure ordinaire [...]". - From the age of twelve Alard studied under François-Antoine Habeneck at the Paris conservatory. During his studies he once played before Niccolò Paganini, who was enthusiastic. Jean-Delphin Alard rose to be one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his time and composed many celebrated pieces for his instrument.

From 1845 to 1870, Alard taught at the Paris conservatory. His most important student was Pablo de Sarasate. - With traces of former mounting and collector's number in pencil. Minimally browned..

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