Lot 796: Collection of seven letters in German, including two ALSs and five TLSs, totaling eleven pages, dated from 1929 to 1933. All are to musicologist Hugo Botstiber, the secretary-general of the Vienna Concert Society. One, in part (translated): "With regard to the VIIIth of Mahler, so I can warn only after careful consideration before choosing this difficult work. If was so weak already prepared for seasons lightweight men's choir…Better to choose a work that has gone over this male voice choirs in flesh and blood. And what would that be?—The Missa Solemnis?" In overall fine condition, with filing holes to the left side and a few small edge separations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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