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Thalberg, Sigismond (1812-1871)

Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

"S. Thalberg". Dublin, November 29, 1863. 4.5" h x 7" w. 1 p. of mourning stationery. In very good condition. Some glue remnants on verso from old mount; top edge missing black border but trimmed evenly.
On a small sheet of mourning stationery, the Austrian virtuoso offers two bars on treble clef in G minor, signing and dating beneath the quotation. An attractive example of Thalberg's signature.
This quotation dates to the same year that Thalberg retired to his Neopolitan villa, Posillipo, to become a wine merchant. He had an enormously successful career on which to reflect in his final years: his brilliant technique had been praised by the likes of F├ętis and Mendelssohn, his compositions recommended by Schumann, and his interpretations adored by European and American audiences alike. Thalberg was considered then and now as Liszt's only worthy rival -- but the pair, despite a bumpy start, enjoyed a cordial relationship.
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