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Description: HANS RICHTER
(1843 - 1916) German conductor who was first to conduct his friend Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen. Rare A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., London, June 29, 1886, in English to Mr. Stevens, in part: "...I am truly sorry to hear you are going to leave England and that I therefore shall lose your help and cooperation in Birmingham for the next Music Festival. I have no doubt that wherever you go your talents and ability will secure you the position you so thoroughly deserve...". At the time of this letter, Richter was the principal conductor for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, a post he held until 1909. Beautifully matted in love with a vintage portrait and set into a fine gilt frame. Fine condition, ideal for display.

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