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Bruckner, Anton
PRINTED VISITING CARD, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION TO ERICH FELS, THE POET OF "DAS DEUTSCHE LIED", SIGNED "DR ABRUCKNER"
inscribed by the composer on both sides ("Nehmen Sie herrlicher Dichter! / meine große Bewunderung und herzlichsten Grüße entgegen! 23.5.[1]892") and annotated by the recipient, the librettist of Das deutsche Lied, Erich Fels ("Als er meine Strofe Das deutsche Lied vertonte")

2 pages  (4.7 x 7.7cm), printed titles: "Prof Anton Bruckner/ Ehren Doctor der Philosophie/ der k.k. Universität in Wien/ Ritter des Franz Josef Ordens/ k.k. Hoforganist", [Vienna], 23 May 1892


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Visiting cards by Bruckner are rare at auction: we have seen only one other example during the last thirty years. Das deutsche Lied (WAB 63) is one of Bruckner's final choral works, scored for male chorus and brass ensemble (four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba). Also known as "Der deutsche Gesang", it was first performed in Salzburg on 5 June 1892.

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