245
245
Strauss, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE EARLY LOVE SONG "ROTHE ROSEN", WRITTEN AND DEDICATED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND LOTTI SPEYER
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
245
Strauss, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE EARLY LOVE SONG "ROTHE ROSEN", WRITTEN AND DEDICATED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND LOTTI SPEYER
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Musical Manuscripts

|
London

Strauss, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE EARLY LOVE SONG "ROTHE ROSEN", WRITTEN AND DEDICATED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND LOTTI SPEYER
with an autograph dedication-title-page, signed and inscribed by Strauss: "Fraulein Lotti Speyer in tiefster Verehrung zugeeignet...RichardStrauss", a setting of Karl Stieler's poem "Weißt du die Rose, die du mir gegeben?", notated in dark brown ink for soprano voice and piano on three-stave systems, dated by Strauss at the end: "11. September 1883"

3 pages, including autograph title, oblong 4to (26.5 x 35.5cm), nine-stave paper with printed braces (B & H. No.9.A), together with two autograph envelopes to Lotti Speyer and her father Dr Otto Speyer, photographs of Lotti's letters to Strauss, and a printed visiting card inscribed by Strauss "München, Neuhauserstrasse 11/3", some browning, tears with minor paper loss to margins, repairs to splitting at hinge with translucent adhesive tape


Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Lotti Speyer, the dedicatee (1883); Charlotte Kleiss (née Speyer), her niece (by 1958); C.F. Peters /Walter Hinrichsen (1969)

Literature

Trenner 119; RSQV q00219; Müller von Asow, Thematisches Verzeichnis, III (1974), 1194

Catalogue Note

Strauss wrote "Rothe Rosen" at the age of eighteen, after falling in love with Lotti Speyer, the daughter of a Frankfurt lawyer, whilst on holiday at Bad Heilbrunn in Bavaria in 1883.  After returning to Munich and promising to stay in touch with Lotti, he wrote some love letters to her in Frankfurt and, more particularly, the present love song, which he dedicated to her.  The song remained unknown and unpublished until 1958, when it was first performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf at the Carnegie Hall.  Also included in this lot is a letter signed by Lotti Speyer, niece of the dedicatee, to C.F. Peters in New York in 1984, referring to the other two songs and the love letters from Richard Strauss to Lotti Speyer.

Musical Manuscripts

|
London