Influential French composer (1803–1869) of such repertory staples as the programmatic ‘Symphonie fantastique,’ the opera ‘Les Troyens,’ and the colorful ‘travelogue in tones’ Harold in Italy. ALS in French, signed “H. Berlioz,” one page, 5.25 x 8, May 18–19 . Letter to “Mon cher Engel.” Translated in part: “Mr. Benazet has come to spend a few days in Paris as the season in Baden has been cancelled. He told me to cancel all my preparations, as there will be no festival. I had already mentioned you and you had been approved. If the situation evolves for the better I will let you know, but…’Bellum ruit,’ we did not need this all, ever yours.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, small ink notation to top edge, and some scattered light toning and creasing. RRAuction COA.
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