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Lot 184: Signed Ticket to Carl Maria von Weber’s Last Concert

Lion Heart Autographs

April 27, 2022
New York, NY, US

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WEBER, CARL MARIA VON. (1786-1826). German composer; known as the “father” of German Romantic opera. Printed DS. (“CMvWeber”). 1p. (3” x 4½”). Oblong 12mo. (London), May 26, 1826. An engraved ticket to Weber’s last public performance, which took place at the Argyll Rooms on Regent Street, eleven days before his premature death at 39. The ticket is hand-numbered “601” in the lower left corner and signed at the lower right corner.

In 1826 an already gravely ill Weber arrived in London to attend the premiere of his opera Oberon, which he conducted at Covent Garden on April 12. “In spite of his rapidly deteriorating condition, he continued to fulfill his engagements… He composed, partly by dictation… a revision for wind band (J307) of his early march (J13) from the Six petites pieces faciles for piano duet, and finally (J308) the vocal line of a Moore setting, ‘From Chindara’s warbling fount I come’: too weak to write down the piano part, he was nevertheless able to play it on 26 May,” and our ticket is for this, his final performance, (The New Grove Dictionary). Weber’s contributions to the world of music are significant: “[His] role as a father figure of Romanticism was acknowledged by all those who succeeded him in the movement” including Berlioz, Wagner, Debussy and Mahler, (ibid.).

Age toned with a hole in the card’s center, possibly a cancellation. In very good condition and increasingly rare on the market.

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