Autograph musical quotation signed "W. Meyer Lutz" and dated December 18, [18]90. Wilhelm Meyer LUTZ.

Autograph musical quotation signed "W. Meyer Lutz" and dated December 18, [18]90.

Four measures of a keyboard work, notated on two staves, in common time, and with a key signature of two sharps (D major). Marked "Andantino." Ca. 61 x 109, laid down to mount ca. 94 x 141 mm.

Trimmed, slightly affecting staves and clefs at left margin; lightly soiled, browned, and creased; verso of mount with extensive biographical annotations in pencil.

Lutz was an English composer, conductor, and organist of German descent. "As an operatic practitioner Lutz conducted an annual season at the Surrey Theatre, London (1851–5), acted as musical director to various English opera companies in the 1860s, oversaw stage and concert tours by Giulia Grisi and G.M. Mario, Louisa Pyne and William Harrison, and others, and composed light operas ‘in the school of Auber’. He made his greatest mark in the popular musical theatre in London, however, where he was a force in the development of the musical. In February 1869 he was appointed director of music at the new Gaiety Theatre, where he proved an invaluable support to the manager, John Hollingshead, for 17 years. He then served under Hollingshead’s successor, George Edwardes, who began to present original scores (rather than pasticcios) by Lutz." Stephen Banfield in Grove Music Online. Item #25384

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