Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 138

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
LISZT, FRANZ. Autograph Letter Signed, "F. Liszt," to the General German Music Association, in German, promising to send the score of Berlioz's Harold in Italy and piano music for four hands, giving travel plans, and requesting that [Hermann?] Reidel be prevented from performing Liszt's oratorio Christus in Leipzig or at next year's Musician's Assembly. 2 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet; silked on first and terminal pages, nearly complete separations at folds, moderate scattered soiling and foxing, blue pencil identification in unknown hand at lower edge of signature page, ink cataloguing number on terminal page. Weimar, 17 August 1880

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". . . I made a present of the score of the 'Harold' symphony by Berlioz to the library of the General German Music Association. . . . [T]he same copy was lent me . . . for the purpose of revising of the piano abridgement. It is being returned to you with today's post. . . .
"I beg you once more to dissuade Riedel from the performance of the 'Christus Oratorium' in Leipzig, because . . . [it] would be unsuitable. Consequently, also at the Musician's Assembly in '81. . . ."