Alard, Jean-Delphin, French violinist and composer (1815-1888). Autograph letter signed.

N. p. o. d.

8vo. ¾ p.


To a student, informing him that he has returned and is "ready to resume our habitual lessons": "Me voici de retour, et prêt à recommencer nos leçons habituelles. Si vous le voulez bien je vous attendrai demain mardi à l'heure ordinaire [...]".

From the age of twelve Alard studied under François-Antoine Habeneck at the Paris conservatory. During his studies he once played before Niccolò Paganini, who was enthusiastic. Jean-Delphin Alard rose to be one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his time and composed many celebrated pieces for his instrument. From 1845 to 1870, Alard taught at the Paris conservatory. His most important student was Pablo de Sarasate.

With traces of former mounting and collector's number in pencil. Minimally browned.

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