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ANTON RUBINSTEIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/18/1880 - HFSID 1340

ANTON RUBINSTEIN Handwritten letter in German explaining why he cannot translate a group of songs. Autograph Letter signed: "Ant. Rubinstein", 3 pages, 5x8½. Peterhof, 1880 May 18. Written to "Dear Mr.

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ANTON RUBINSTEIN
Handwritten letter in German explaining why he cannot translate a group of songs.
Autograph Letter signed: "Ant. Rubinstein", 3 pages, 5x8½. Peterhof, 1880 May 18. Written to "Dear Mr. Wolf", in part (loosely translated from German): "I do know that translating from one language to another... is a difficult task... I cannot correct the songs by hand, because in my opinion they would have to be changed completely... I return them to you without correction... to await my arrival in Berlin... I hope there are no hard feelings concerning this letter..." Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894, born in Wechwotynetz, Russia, now in Transnistria, Republic of Moldova) founded and directed the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music (1862-1867, 1887-1891). A virtuoso pianist and prolific composer, Rubinstein wrote several operas, including operas Feramors (1863), Dmitry Donskoy (1852) and Siberian Huntmsen (1854); six symphonies, five piano concertos for piano and numerous songs and chamber works. Normal mailing folds. Overall, fine condition.

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