Letters to Wesendonck et al

Letters to Wesendonck et al

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... instrument what I had ready.--But I shall soon collect my wits again, and--thanks to your fresh proof of friendship--am hoping for an energetic resumption of the work. My friend! The Grand Duchess of Baden be-, lieved she recognised a fond experience in my Pogntr, which I read out with especial warmth, and her last words were the advice to choose a first-rate representative for this role in my distribution of the parts. I was quite peculiarly pleased by this impression. To myself, in the affection with which I have handled this part--now in the music too--it really is as if I had been setting up a monument to a friend! God grant good tidings of your poor dear wife! Else were all cheering and enlivening news in vain!--May it all end well! A thousand good, but sorely anxious greetings from Your Richard Wagner. Soon afterwards Wagner received the desired account of the recovery of Frau Wesendonck.--In September he begs again for help, which he is sure of being able to return later on, through the Melstersinger fees; then follows his letter of September 29, 1862: Wesendonck! You are a unique man! Immediately after writing you last I suddenly grew cheerful and at ease--for the first time since this ghastly crisis. I seemed to be safe at once!--So that yesterday (even before a word from you) I was able to work again; the first time for months! Let me keep the "Walkiire" a little longer: I am now entirely alone again, and need that sort of company at times! You shall very soon have news, --and something else from me!--Heartiest greetings to the wife, and sincerest thanks to yourself! Your R. W. On December 21, 1862, the master writes from Vienna: "I am saving myself as much as possible, to be able to get through the rehearsals, and my...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503368
  • 9781236503367