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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ROBERT SCHUMANN"), TO THE PUBLISHERS WHISTLING ("GEEHRTE HERREN"), HITHERTO LOST, 30 NOVEMBER 1845
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ROBERT SCHUMANN"), TO THE PUBLISHERS WHISTLING ("GEEHRTE HERREN"), HITHERTO LOST, 30 NOVEMBER 1845
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Schumann, Robert
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ROBERT SCHUMANN"), TO THE PUBLISHERS WHISTLING ("GEEHRTE HERREN"), HITHERTO LOST, 30 NOVEMBER 1845
enclosing concert advertisements [for Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54; not included here], which he wishes to have appear on the correct days, and asking for the costs to be charged to him immediately ("...Beiliegende Concertanzeigen ersuchen wir Sie zu besorgen, daß sie zu den angegebenen Tagen richtig erscheinen...")

1 page, 4to (27.5 x 22.3cm), autograph address panel to verso, annotated by the recipient, seal excision, Dresden, 30 November 1845, light creasing, a few tiny stains


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Literature

Schumann-Briefedition, Serie III, Band 2, ed. Renate Brunner (Cologne, 2011), p.175 (no.131)

Catalogue Note

In the event, the date of the first performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54, suffered a number of postponements, the work finally being performed in its entirety, with Clara Schumann at the keyboard and Ferdinand Hiller conducting, in Dresden on 4 December 1845. The Leipzig music-publishing firm of Whistling, run by Friedrich and August Whistling, was notable for its editions of Schumann's music, including the song-cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42 (1843), and the piano quartet Op.47. From 1835 the firm maintained a regular correspondence with the composer. The autograph of this letter is recorded as lost in the collected edition of Schumann's letters, the text being known only through a copy.

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