Lot 768: Austrian composer (1860-1903) particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder. ALS in German, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, July 26, 1881. Very early letter to his benefactor, the architect Viktor Preyss, with whose family Wolf had spent happy holidays at the Marienhof near Mayerling the previous year. Due to his momentary financial pressures, Wolf had to spend his 1881 summer holiday with his parents at Windischgratz, from where he bemoans his current situation in a humourous manner. A tiny tear and stain to one edge of the first page, and partial separation at the adjoining fold, otherwise fine condition.
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