Wagner, Richard

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Wagner, Richard



Autograph letter signed twice



Autograph letter signed (twice), 2 1/2 pages - on two conjoined sheets, 5 x 7,25 inch, Lucerne, 16.01.1869, in French, to publisher Gustave Alexandre Flaxland - explaining that he requested the signed score [complete orchestral score of Rienzi], noting that he has sent him a corrected French score and rejecting the German score, written and signed twice in black ink "Richard Wagner" & "RW", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Richard Wagner in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with three horizontal letter folds, a tear to the lower edge of the central vertical fold (between the two sheets), and discoloration of prior mounting along the edges - in fine condition. Translated (in parts): "I asked to see the signed orchestral score, which I sent to Mr. Guillaume in Brussels. All my assumptions about the completeness of the score were based on this copy. If it has not been received from Brussels, it must be requested, because it belongs to me. Any other arrangement does not come from me. I do not want to suffer because of these inaccuracies. The incorrectly cut places are indicated by me in the copy of the French piano score that I sent back. / ... This copy of the German piano score, which I received this moment, is useless, I return it immediately. Lucerne 16 Janvier 1869. Richard Wagner I need the complete signed orchestral score that was sent to Mr. Guillaume by Mr. Schrott. / Or - rather - in this score everything is in order; it can be arranged in Paris according to it. RW" Published in Wagner, Richard and Mielke, Andreas, Sämtliche Briefe, Band 21, (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2011), no. 11

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SKU 6027340
Profession German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas
Year of birth 1813
year of death 1883
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 5 x 7,25 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch)
Condition fine
Type of Autograph letters
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