Liszt, Franz

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Liszt, Franz



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Autograph letter signed, two pages (both sides), 5 x 7,75 inch - inlaid to a larger sheet (9 x 12 inch), Weimar, 23.04.1882, in German and French, to publisher of the `Allgemeine deutsche Musikzeitung` Otto Lessmann - offering to dedicate a symphonic `Canone perpetuo` in thanks if only he himself were more familiar with the canon form, inviting him to accompany him to the Musicians` Congress in Zurich, and adding that he is reading and recommending his paper, written and signed in black ink "F. Liszt", with a horizontal letter folds, and scattered mild stains - in fine condition. Accompanied by a clipping of the original envelope - affixed to a larger sheet. "So vielen Dank schulde ich Ihnen, Verehrter lieber Freund, dass ich damit gar nicht fertig werden könnte. Wäre mir die canonische Form nicht zu ungeläufig, so dedizirte ich Ihnen einen symphonischen Danksagungs Canone perpetuo. Unsere Freundin Adelheid von Schorn sagt mir dass Sie wahrscheinlich die Ferienzeit in Weimar zubringen. Herzlichst Willkommen. Dieses Jahr findet die / `Tonkünstler Versammlung` wobei ich als überflüssig nothwendiger - (le superflu chose se necessaire, selon Voltaire) erscheine, seit der Gründung der Tonkünstler Versammlungen mit Brendel vor 20 Jahren - also findet diesmal in Zürich statt, vom 9ten bis 12ten Juli. Reisen wir zusammen dahin, lieber Freund, von Weimar aus. Ihr vorzügliches Blatt lese ich mit Vorliebe, und propagiere es reichlich. Herzlich dankbar ergebenst - F. Liszt - 23ten April, 82-Weimar" Translated: "I owe you so many thanks, my esteemed dear friend, that I would hardly be able to finish expressing same. If the form of a `canon` were not so unfamiliar to me, I would dedicate to you a symphonic thanksgiving `Canon Perpetuous`. Our friend Adelheid von Schorn told me that in all probability you would spend your vacation at Weimar. You will be most heartily welcome. This year the / Congress of Musical Artists will take place at Zurich, where I will be present as a man who is superfluously necessary, (the superfluous matter which is so necessary according to Voltaire), since the establishment of Congresses of Musical Artists* with Brendel 20 years ago - that is to say, this time it will take place in Zurich from July 9 to 12. Let us go there together, dear friend, from Weimar. I am reading your excellent paper with predeliction and recommend it lustily. Most gratefully, F. Liszt - April 23, 1882-Weimar" *In 1859, the first Musicians' Congress (Tonkünstler-Versammlung) met in Leipzig, where Karl Franz Brendel, editor of the `Neue Zeitschrift für Musik`, delivered a speech commemorating that magazine`s 25th anniversary; in that address, Brendel introduced a name for the recent developments in the music being made in Germany and elsewhere: the `New German School.`

Additional Information

SKU 6018643
Profession a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary
Year of birth 1811
year of death 1886
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 5 x 7,75 inch (altogether 9 x 12)
Condition fine
Type of Autograph letters