Lot 753: Otto Klemperer

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2015-10-29 11:34:53

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Lot 753: ALS in German in pencil, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 9, November 19, 1947. Lengthy letter to the music critic Otto Maag in Basel, in part (translated): "Your kind letter made me happy; no less the restitution of Hoffman...I want it namely sent to Budapest where the Hoffmann will be rehearsed at the National Opera in February or March 1948. I am quite convinced of your and Mr. Haug's editing...Hopefully one agrees in Budapest....This war has been won without a doubt of the Nazi ideology. It is a new war (without weapons)...This war will be more difficult, protracted, serious as the last was...What happened just a few days ago in Vienna with Furtwangler?" In fine condition, with light creases and toning, filing holes to left edge, and writing light but legible. Klemperer was partially paralyzed from brain surgery, hence his shaky writing. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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