1 page. Octavo. Dated Dresden 6 March 1884. In neat script on ivory paper. In German (with translation).
Merkel is ready to teach again and asks his correspondent to let his students know; he is most appreciative of the addresse's kindness:
"I am now in a position to teach again ... and ask you to kindly let my students know. I am sincerely grateful for your repeated sacrifice of time and convenience ... "
4 very small dots in red ink to upper portion of sheet. In very good condition overall.
Merkel was a teacher in Dresden from 1848-1853, and then studied the piano with Friedrich Wieck (Clara Schumann's father), theory with Ernst Julius Otto, and the organ with Johann Schneider the younger; Schumann and K.G. Reissiger were among Merkel's mentors.
"A world-famous organist and highly regarded composer for the instrument, Merkel wrote organ music whose great popularity in Germany in the second half of the 19th century spread to the rest of Europe and even America." Karl-Ernst Bergunder, revised by Martin Weyer in Grove Music Online.
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