(1829 - 1894) Russian pianist, composer and conductor
Since I have come to know that you are not in Karlsruhe now but go there frequently I allow myself to ask when I could have the honour of presenting myself to you - I stay here for three weeks and would not like to depart without reaching this purpose.
Besides I would like to take the liberty to propose to you one of my works for a performance next winter. This would be my second opera `Feramors` which had been performed at Dresden with applause and has been taken on by other companies. / As far as I know the opera staff of your theater the opera is easy and the cast could also be filled easily. I care a lot to know that one of my works has been taken up at an institute of art whose director you are.
I do hope so much that you will not misinterpret the liberty I took to send you this letter although I do not know you.
Respectfully yours, - Ant. Rubinstein"
* `Feramors` is an opera in two acts by Anton Rubinstein to a libretto by Julius Rodenberg - `Feramors` premiered on February 24, 1863, at the Semperoper Dresden.