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RICHTER, Hans Autogr. s. letter, postcard, and...

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RICHTER, Hans Autogr. s. letter, postcard, and dedicated photography, in German. The legendary Austro-Hungarian conductor H. Richter (1843-1916) was one of Richard Wagner's favorite conductor, remembered for leading the first complete presentation of the "Ring Cycle" at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1876. 1. Letter to "Lieber Freund". Brussels, 21 May 1900. 1 p., 8vo, lith. letterhead "Hotel de l'Univers & de Suède". Brief note s. "Dein alter Hans". - 2. postcard ill. with Richard Wagner's lith. portrait. Bayreuth, 11 July 1897. 9 x 14 cm, s. "Dein Hans" (corners very sl. bumped). Nice postcard ed. by L. Schwann in Düsseldorf. "Lieber Freund! Ich hoffe es möglich zu machen, das ich von Wien den Urlaub zum 3den Cyclus bekomme, doch kann ich es nicht zur ganz bestimmt zusagen [...]". Dated "Louisenburg - Bayreuth". - 3 Photographic portrait of Richter with autogr. s. dedication on verso. Munich, A. Cucumus & Cie, [c. 1870]. 10 x 6 cm, albumen print laid on cardboard, lith. marks (sm. scratches on photo). "Du magst Gott und die Engeln ja selbst die "Hölle" und alle Taufeln verglesen, nur erinnere Dich zu, weilen an Deinen Freund [...]", beneath the signature: "Copist Wagner's und K.C. Taktfuchtler". Prov [Gustave Huberti (1843-1910)], i.a. director of Antwerp Conservatory of Music, was an early Wagnerian.