Item #39043 Autograph letter signed ("Meyerbeer"). Giacomo MEYERBEER.

Autograph letter signed ("Meyerbeer")

1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. To Herr Sanitäts Rath. Dated Berlin [?[8 May [18]60. In German (with translation).

A short letter in which Meyerbeer requests that his correspondent, apparently a senior physician, visit him at 11 or 12 o'clock that morning.

Slightly worn; quite browned; mat burn to edges; creased at folds and slightly overall; small mounting strips to corners.

"The most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner. ... Meyerbeer was regarded as the only composer to have united the national schools of Europe. In his grand operas he created the prototype of a synthetic and synaesthetic work in which different arts merge to create new perspectives. ... He was the first composer to be given a funeral cortège worthy of a state funeral, on both sides of the Rhine, which his body crossed for the last time in a special train on the night of 6 May 1864." Matthias Brzoska in Grove Music Online

"Sanitätsrath" (later "Sanitätsrat") was an honorary title used for senior physicians in Prussia not in the service of the state.

Item #39043

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