Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

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Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

SKU:6022119

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Autograph letter signed

CHF2,650.00

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Autograph letter signed, two pages - on two adjoining sheets, 5,25 x 8 inch, St. Petersburg, 18/30.01.1900, in French, reply letter to an unnamed lady - saying that he is not travelling to Paris and mentioning the execution of his compositions at the `Concerts Populaires à Bruxelles`, written and signed in black ink "Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakow", with a central horizontal letter fold, and mild browning to the edges - in fine to very fine condition. "Madame, en réponse à votre aimable lettre je dois vous dire que la nouvelle de mon arrivée à Paris n`est pas vrai. Quant à Bruxelles, je viendrai diriger là un concert qui ne sera composé tout entier de mes oeuvres, mais des oeuvres de dif-férents auteurs russes. Comme la direction des Concerts Populaires a Bruxelles ne m`a proposé aucun soliste, le programme que j`y ai déja envoyé consiste exclu-sivement en morceaux d`orchestre. / Ainsi, en vous envoyant, Madame, ma sincere reconnaissance pour votre aimable proposition, je dois néanmoins renoncer au plaisir d`entendre mon concert joué par une pianiste si éminente. Agréez, Madame, l`assurance de ma parfaite considération. Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakow - 18/30 Janvier 1900 - St Petersbourg" Translated: "In response to your kind letter, I must tell you that the news of my arrival in Paris is not true. As for Brussels, I will come there to direct a concert which will not be composed entirely of my works, but works by different Russian authors. As the direction of the Concerts Populaires in Brussels has not proposed any soloist, the program that I have already sent consists exclusively of pieces of orchestra. / Thus, in sending you, Madam, my sincere gratitude for your kind proposal, I must nevertheless give up the pleasure of hearing my concert played by such an eminent pianist... Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakow - 18/30 January 1900 - St Petersburg"

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SKU 6022119
Profession Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five - he was a master of orchestration
Year of birth 1844
year of death 1908
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 5,25 x 8
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters