The noted French conductor and violinist was the first to conduct Handel's "Messiah" (1873); as a devout supporter of Richard Wagner, he also conducted the first French performance of "Lohengrin" in Paris in 1887, which sparked street demonstrations from a patriotic group denouncing him as unpatriotic. Item #25042
ALS in French, 2pp, 5" X 7", Paris, France, 1888 January 2. Addressed to "Cher Monsieur Street." Very good. Though cryptic, it seems he pens a newspaper or magazine editor who commiserated with whom about the 1887 Wagner protests. Reads in part: "I thank you very much... for your sympathy which you wish to show me. I am going to give some orders immediately, so that things go as you indicated, relating to the Morning, without constraint, of course...." A handsome example, boldly penned in black ink.