- Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
- Call number
- JOB 91-40
- Physical description
- 17 items
- In German
- Preferred Citation
- Letters received relating to the 1861 Paris performance of Tannhäuser, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
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The German opera composer Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser was produced in French in Paris, March 13, 18, and 24, 1861. 7 ALS to Richard Wagner, 1861, from Prince Poniatowski, E.B. Kietz, the director of the Theatre Imperiale de l'Opera, E. Cormon, Marie Niemann, and Albert Niemann ; 1 ALS from S. de Charnal to E.B. Kietz, 1859 ; 2 ALS from G. Cormon to Mme. Szemere, 1861 ; 7 rehearsal notifications addressed to Wagner from the Theatre Imperiale de l'Opera, 1861.
Formerly owned by Mary Banks Burrell. Cf. Catalogue of the Burrell collection of Wagner documents, letters and other biographical material. London : Nonpareil Press, 1929. Items 331, 365-366, 368-369, 371, 374, 377-379.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc, 1978
Some letters published in: Richard Wagner Briefe : die Sammlung Burrell / hrsg. von John N. Burk. [Frankfurt am Main] : S. Fischer, 1953, [c1950]
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