Lot 71: Music.- Clementi (Muzio), Autograph Letter signed to Vincenzo Righini, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, in Italian, sm. 4to, 11th September , introducing George Bridgetower, folds, slightly browned..
15 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Music.- Clementi (Muzio, composer, pianist, and teacher, 1752-1832) Autograph Letter signed to Vincenzo Righini, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, addressed to "Sigr. Righini Celebre Maestro...", in Italian, sm. 4to, Dresden, 11th September , sending a letter by and introducing George Bridgetower, "a fine professor of the violin. I have known him for a long time in London, and he is a young man of excellent character. If you could find the time to introduce him to some good music lovers, and above all if you would do me the favour of showing him one or two of your superb scores, we would both be very much obliged . If you have the arias ready for 'la Billington' [Elizabeth Billington (1765-1818), singer], you can entrust these to Bridgetower with the letters written by me in Berlin. This young man belongs to the family [household] of the Prince of Wales and travels at his expence," and sending his compliments to "Mr and Mrs Fischer and to their daughter. I have spoken very highly of Miss Fischer's great talent and this traveller wishes very much to hear her; I beg her therefore not to be too miserly with her beautiful voice", folds, slightly browned. ⁂ A warm and affectionate introduction on behalf of a musical protégé of George, Prince of Wales (the future George IV). Vincenzo Maria Righini (1756-1812), Italian composer and singer. George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860), violinist.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History