Lot 706: Bohemian composer, conductor, and violinist (1801–1866) known for his symphonic development and real contrapuntal skill. ALS in German, signed "I. W. Kalliwoda," one page both sides, 8.75 x 11.25, July 25, 1862. Letter to his friend Ludwig Dill, a lawyer who later became known as a poet and composer. In part (translated): "The general implication of Schweitzer at federal singer and shooting matches is indescribable…It seems that such festivals are deeply rooted in the people.—The musical performances were excellent, and patriotic, political speeches in all languages…in short, in a word, it was a very successful trip, but a bit expensive.—I am again forced in a few days to make a little trip, in the service of the chapel, because I would like to acquire some musical forces for this winter to next spring not quite as sung and unsung having to pull out of here." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in his own hand. In fine condition, with show-through from writing to opposing sides.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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