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2011.4044
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Letter signed by the composer and conductor Julius Benedict to a Lady Sydney, recommending a German professor based in Brighton.

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2 Manchester Square
4 Nov. 1864

Dear Lady Sydney

In reply to your kind note I bet to recommend a very clever and painstaking German Lady Professor at Brighton Fraulein Mehlhorn 5 Hampton Place - or (should she have changed her address) at Potts' Music Warehouse (formerly Wright's)

[overleaf] Nearly all the best London Professors - such as Frederic Lablache, Ciabatta, Garcia attend also at Brighton, should Fraulein Mehlhorn not give satisfactions, and I know two or three first rate Ladies - teachers of singing who have private pupils or schools there.

I am

Dear Lady Sydney

yours truly

Julius Benedict

Notes

- Alan Cole. Sir Julius Benedict (27 November 1804 – 5 June 1885) was a German-born composer and conductor, resident in England for most of his career.
In 1838 he became conductor of the English opera at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane during the period of Michael William Balfe's great popularity; his own operas produced there were The Gipsy's Warning (1838), The Brides of Venice (1844), and The Crusaders (1846).
In 1848 he conducted Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah at Exeter Hall, for the first appearance of Jenny Lind in oratorio,
Benedict wrote a march for the wedding of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.
In 1871 he was knighted, and in 1874 was made knight commander of the orders of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Frederick I of Württemberg. In 1884, friends set up a benefit fund to aid him financially.

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w: 115, h: 184, d: -