[Chopin, Frédéric. (1810-1849)] Pleyel, Camille. (1788–1855)
Autograph letter from the virtuoso pianist and important music publisher, extending a dinner invitation. 1 p., n.d. Translated from the French: "If you are free, Monsieur, next Saturday [...] will you be so good as to join several other friends who are coming to dine at my house. We will sit down at 6:30, and it will be a great pleasure to have you among my guests." Somewhat toned, but otherwise fine. 5 x 8 inches (13 x 20.5 cm.)
The owner of Pleyel et Cie, Joseph Étienne Camille Pleyel was a French virtuoso pianist and also ran a concert hall, the Salle Pleyel, where Frédéric Chopin played the first and last of his concerts in Paris. The youngest son of Ignace Joseph Pleyel, Camille studied with Jan Dussek. He became a partner of his father in 1815 and owner of the firm after his death in 1831. His salons hosted the greatest talents of his day in France. He was a close friend of Chopin and went with him on the concert trip to London in 1837. The Pleyel publishing house printed such Chopin's op.. 16, 17 and 19 and Chopin dedicated his Nocturnes Op. 9 to Pleyel's wife.