Original carte-de-visite photograph of the Italian conductor and composer seated, half-length, by Amand Helm of Prague. Ca. 1865.

3-1/4" x 2-3/8" (83 x 55 mm.). Laid down to partial publisher's mount with printed identification to margin.

With an autograph inscription signed from the composer to "E. Bachmann" to verso of mount: "My dear friend and colleague E. Bachmann" dated Prague, January [18]65m in all likelihood the singer Eduard Bachmann (1831-1881), active in Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia.

Slightly worn, browned, and creased; separated from mount.

See The Diaries of Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Last Years, p. 328.

"[Barbieri] received his musical training at the Naples Conservatory, studying singing with Crescentini and composition with Mercadante. Although he wrote operas and vaudevilles and some sacred music, he was known principally as a theatre conductor in central and northern Europe... From 1862 to 1867 he was conductor at the National Theatre in Buda." Marvin Tartak in Grove Music Online. Item #31112

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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