JOSEF WIENIAWSKI - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1872 - HFSID 144079
Sale Price $1,360.00
JOZEF WIENIAWSKI. ALS: "Joseph Wieniawski", 1p, 3½x5¼.
Krolewska Street No. 7, Warsaw, Poland, 1872 March 26. On embossed
stationery to Mr. Schwendt. In French, translated. In full: "Bearing
in mind your kind advice to write to you during the month of March, I hasten
to inquire whether you are able to reserve a place for me on one of the programs
of your magnificent Administration Concerts at Wiesbaden (June or July). In
hopes that you will honor me with a word of reply soon, I remain, with best
regards, Your devoted servant". JOZEF WIENIAWSKI (1837-1912) and his
older brother, HENRYK WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880), were known as the "Maestros of
Poland". In 1851, as boys of 14 and 16, the Wieniawskis began a two-year
concert tour of Russia, with pianist Jozef accompanying violinist
Henryk. That year, they also published "Allegro de Sonata" which they had
composed in 1848. The two brothers excelled in their chosen fields of music.
Together, they composed their first polonaise, the "Grand Due Polonaise" in
1855. Both men would also favor and promote the works of Polish composer,
Stanislav Moniuszko (1819-1872). In 1872, the year Jozef wrote this
letter, Henryk embarked on a two-year world tour commencing in North
America. Six years later, Jozef accepted the appointment of Professor of
Piano at the Brussels Conservatory, a position he held for the rest of his
life. Lightly creased. Ink blot between two lines of writing. Pencil erasures at
lower margin. Fine condition.
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