Autograph Letter Signed, Weber, one half page, quarto, Dresden, May 21, 1817. In German. Carl Maria von Weber. To Dr. Hinrich Lichtenstein, director of the Berlin Zoological Museum, whom he addresses as My dear brother and father of my god-child.
“With this I am procuring you the acquaintance of the excellent Mme. Grünbaum and her fine, dear husband, as requested. She promised me to sing something for you, and you make her keep her word, and introduce her to my other friends, too. As they can only stay in Berlin for a fortnight, I didn’t want to give them any more letters of introduction, otherwise I would have taken the liberty of addressing one to your dear parents-in-law, too. They can tell you how I am faring here and what I’m doing and accomplishing. I hope to learn the main news retroactively, particularly what my little god-child is up to. That his voice is probably beginning to develop thanks to the enharmonic scales. I hope to God that father, child, and mother are all well and happy. In each happy hour also remember your true friend who loves you so dearly.”
Carl Maria von Weber, who had just begun his stay in Dresden to direct the German opera, is recommending Therese Grünbaum, daughter of the Viennese composer and musician Wenzel Müller, who had married the tenor Johann Christoph Grünbaum and would later be the first Eglantine in Weber’s Euryanthe.
Framed in tan, chocolate and antique gilt, with an engraved portrait of Carl Maria von Weber wearing a high-collared shirt. Framed measurements: 20 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches high.
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