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HELEN HENSCHEL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/17/1950 - HFSID 154576

HELEN HENSCHEL Handwritten letter by the pianist and musical biographer: "My father ... was a life-long friend of Brahms ..." Autograph Letter signed: "Helen Henschel", 1 page, 4¼x7. Ellenborough Hotel, Cheltenham [England], 1950 May 17.

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HELEN HENSCHEL
Handwritten letter by the pianist and musical biographer: "My father ... was a life-long friend of Brahms ..."
Autograph Letter signed: "Helen Henschel", 1 page, 4¼x7. Ellenborough Hotel, Cheltenham [England], 1950 May 17. To Peter Wiener, Cheltenham, in full: "My father, who was a lifelong friend of Brahms, was also a good friend of Ignaz Brull, with whom, as a very young man, he once made a concert tour. Sincerely". Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Pianist and music historian Helen Henschel (1882-1973) was the daughter of German-born Anglo-American singer, composer and conductor Sir George Henschel, Helen Henschel was born in Boston, shortly after her father became the first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1881). Helen, herself a talented concert pianist, wrote a biography of her father: When Soft Voices Die (1949). Her father, as she notes in this letter, was a close friend of Johannes Brahms, until the latter's death in 1890. Normal mailing fold. Otherwise, fine condition.

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