Lot 767: Mikhail Gnessin

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:29:33

Lot 767: Russian-Jewish composer and teacher (1883–1957). Rare ALS in Cyrillic, one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 7.75, May 15, 1933. Letter to Yuri Leopoldovich, in full [translated]: "I hope you didn't take offense that we didn't succeed to meet. I was really touched by the kind memory about me shown in the fact that you have tried to find me. I have asked about you many times and was upset that you gave up music. I hope we will see each other next time. Today I have to be in several places and I can't stay in Leningrad any longer—even for one day—Nadezhda Tovievna is seriously sick and I need to get back home." Addressed on the reverse by Gnessin, who signs his name again. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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