WAGNER (Richard). Autograph letter (in German)...

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WAGNER (Richard). Autograph letter (in German)...

WAGNER (Richard). Autograph letter (in German) signed. Bayreuth, April 29, 1875. With envelope.
Letter addressed to the singer Schloesser about Joseph Rubinstein and his work Sigfried. 2 pages and a half in-8.
"Dear Sir, with this letter I am sending you one of my young friends, Mr. Joseph Rubinstein, whom you will immediately recognize as an excellent piano virtuoso as well as a connoisseur of my most recent works. It is my wish that, with as much sacrifice of time and patience as possible, you and Mr. Rubinstein will try to make the considerable part of Sigfried that he is passing on to you your own. As you will often encounter musically unusual and therefore complex passages, I ask you to be particularly precise.
You will allow me to draw your attention to the main defect of your performances... This one defect hid all your qualities from me, so that I was not able to judge your voice myself, which certainly seemed "vast", but rather thin.
Therefore I beg you to devote all your time without exception to the study of Sigfried, which is played as a main role by two names: "Sigfried" and "Twilight of the Gods". As soon as you are tired of your leave, come to my house in Bayreuth and devote yourself to this single task during the whole summer ..... Then let the Sigfried be recommended to you!..... ».
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