SAINTON, Prosper. 17475



Autograph Letter Sgned, to Augustus Manns, sending his notes, which Manns might have to send on to Sir George Grove. A good one page example, 7 x 4½ inches. Bayswater, 3 April 1887. Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (1813 -1890), French violinist. In 1844 he made his first appearance in England, at a Philharmonic concert directed by Mendelssohn. Settling in London, he was in 1845 appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1848 to 1855 he was leader of the Queen’s Band, and in 1862 he conducted the music at the opening of the International Exhibition. In 1860, he married the famous contralto singer, Miss Charlotte Dolby. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907), German conductor, cellist and violinist.