2 pp. of a bifolium, densely-written. Octavo. Addressed "Hochgeehrter Herr und Freund," possibly either a music critic or fellow musician. Dated Munich, 19 April 1866. In German (with transcription and translation).
Bülow must go to Amsterdam to meet Liszt; he mentions the Beethoven Anthology and his plans to work on the Beethoven pieces when he returns to Munich; his wish that Peter Cornelius be appointed music critic of the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung in Munich; and sends a concert program.
If Cornelius's apppiontment "is not successful, it will not be for way of diplomacy on your part; for with all your flirting with Swabian simplicity, you are a first class diplomat. As I already told you the other day, I have to be in Amsterdam on the 22nd to meet my father-in law [Liszt], but I must be back home on May 1st for rehearsals. In the wonderful Month of May - I promise to sort out for you the Beethoven variations ... but I warn you now that I will omit the Polonaise ..."
Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; creased at folds, with short splits; "4." in red pencil to blank upper outer corner of first page; blank address panel stained.
Not published in the 8-volume edition of letters and writings Briefe und Schriften edited by Marie Bülow.
A German conductor, pianist, and composer, "[Bülow] studied piano with Friedrich Wieck, Max Eberwein, and Louis Plaidy ... Under Wagner’s influence he began an operatic conducting career, then in 1851 began studying piano with Liszt, becoming one of his most important pupils. After teaching in Berlin (1855–64) and undertaking concert tours as a pianist, Bülow was appointed Hofkapellmeister in Munich, where he gave the premieres of Tristan und Isolde (1865) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868). In 1869 Bülow resigned from Munich, unable to cope when his wife—Liszt’s daughter Cosima, whom he had married in 1857—left him for Wagner..." christopher fifield, revised by R. Allen Lott in Grove Music Online.
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