Blumenthal, Jacques, German pianist and composer (1829-1908). Autograph letter signed.

South Kensington (London), 11. VII. 1869.

12mo. 4 p. on bifolium. In Italian.


To the Italian soprano Augusta Albertini-Baucardé, regretting that he has not yet managed to visit her and answering a question about the possibility of organizing concerts in London. Blumenthal underlines that it would be "most fortunate for London" to have a "singer of her merits, especially in concerts", but also points out that he "retired from the organisation of concerts" two years earlier, recommending instead to contact Julius Benedict, who "has virtually all concerts in his hands".

Today relatively little-known, the Hamburg-born Jacques Blumenthal settled in London in 1848, where he became the pianist to Queen Victoria. This position helped Blumenthal to establish himself among the sought-after piano teachers of London's high society. As a composer, his short piano pieces and songs achieved considerable popularity, though his efforts at larger pieces did not meet with similar success.

On stationery with printed letterhead "1, Queensberry Place | South Kensington. W.". Well preserved. With collector's note in pencil.

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