Accsession No.:

2011.4043
2011-4043a.JPG
2011-4043b.JPG

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Letter from the composer Michael William Balfe.

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Notes

- Alan Cole. Letter in Italian from Balfe to Paggi. Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) was an Irish composer, best-remembered for his opera The Bohemian Girl.
After a short career as a violinist, Balfe pursued an operatic singing career, while he began to compose. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he composed 38 operas, almost 250 songs and other works. He was also a noted conductor, directing Italian Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre for seven years, among other conducting posts.

There are a number of Paggi in the music and arts world at the time, so I cannot be specific as to which one this letter refers.

Language

Italian

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Collection

Music

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Music

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

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paper

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w: 138, h: 207, d: -