Autograph letter signed. Dated Weimar, May 15, 1875. Franz LISZT.

Autograph letter signed. Dated Weimar, May 15, 1875

Octavo. 2 pp. of a bifolium. In black ink. Addressed to "Hochgeehrter Herr," almost certainly the German tenor Heinrich Vogl (1845-1900) who, together with his wife, soprano Therese Vogl (1845-1921), became famous for their performances of Wagner's works.

Liszt is quite upset about Vogl cancelling his performances of Wagner's Tristan. He asks if it would be possible for Vogl and his wife to come to Weimar to perform this "wondrous work" before the end of the current season, June 20th to June 24th, and mentions that Baron Loën would also like him to do so. Finally, Liszt asks that Vogl kindly respond to his letter.

Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds; partially separated at central fold. In very good condition overall.

Apparently unpublished.

In a letter Liszt wrote to Adelheide von Schorn in Rome on May 17th, he recounts that Tristan was to be performed in Weimar on May 15th and 19th. The Vogls did not come to Weimar for these performances but, rather, remained in Munich, presumably due to the death of their child. See La Mara (English): Vol. II, no. 167.

In a letter dated May 24th, Liszt wrote to Carl Gille in Jena, reporting that the Vogls had replied to the present letter explaining that they would not be able to get a leave of absence in late June and that their performances in Weimar would have to be postponed until the next season. See Williams: Franz Liszt Selected Letters, no. 728.

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