*François-Adrien BOIELDIEU (1775-1834). 3 L.A.S.; 7 pages in-8, 2 addresses (small tear at the 1st).
Saint Petersburg] January 4/16 [1811 ?], to Victor DOURLEN. He regrets not being able to help his former pupil: "you must know that everything is done here by cabals and intrigues and that there are half a dozen composers both here and abroad who do not lose sight of me, and who at the moment when I pretend to leave will do everything to have my place"... He cites as an example the succession of Martini, and recommends dedicating a very successful work to the emperor Alexander... - To Ferdinand HEROLD. The jury of the Institute found his opera charming; success is assured. "If Ms. Cinti could learn to dance by then it would be much better [...]. Look at that, look at Miss Cinti's legs; more if you can "... - He gives an account of his efforts on behalf of Herold, with the Count of Turpin and the Viscount of La Rochefoucauld, and an interesting account of the efforts of ROSSINI's "adulators" to confuse him with the author of Count Ory...
ON JOINT 5 l.a.s. from his son Adrien-Louis BOIELDIEU, to the librettist Auguste Pittaud de Forges, with whom he made, with J. Gabriel, the comic opera La Butte des moulins [Opera, January 6, 1852], speaking of the subject of Phryne, and of the first lyric theater (July 9), recommending to modify his libretto before he took up the piano to be heard in Vizentini (July 19), thanking for the choir, etc., and also to the author of the first opera of the year, the "Butte des Moulins" [Opera, January 6, 1852], speaking of the subject of Phryne, and of the first lyric theater (July 9), recommending to modify his libretto before he took up the piano to be heard in Vizentini (July 19), thanking for the choir, etc., and of the first lyric theater of the year.
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