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CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
Autograph letter signed ("Chopin"), possibly to the composer's student Friederike Müller
1 page. Small octavo (131 x 100 mm). Dated "Paris 10 avril" [?1845]. In French. Chopin plans to leave Paris within three weeks, most probably for Nohant, George Sand's summer estate, and tells his correspondent that he will be back in September or October. He thanks the addressee for the "good memories" and sends compliments to her aunt: "Je pars dans 10 ou 20 jours - Je reviens au mois de 7-embre ou 8-bre. Je vous remercie pour votre bon souvenir - et croyez-mois toujours dévoué Chopin Mille compliments à Mme votre tante." Very slightly worn; light vertical crease; minor remnants of adhesive to blank lower left corner; very slight staining to blank lower margin. Together with: A bust-length portrait etching of the composer by the German artist Wilhelm Pech (1876-?), image size 120 x 95 mm., sheet size 199 x 150 mm. Signed ("W. Pech") in pencil at lower right, below image. Upper margin slightly abraided and with remnants of adhesive to recto and verso. Sydow: Correspondance de Frédéric Chopin La Gloire 1840-1849, no. 579. The year of this letter saw the publication of opp. 57 (the Berceuse for piano) and 58 ((the Sonata for piano). "The Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58 - dedicated to Countess Emilie de Perthuis, a friend and wife of the royal aide-de-camp - and the Berceuse were published to great critical and public acclaim. The Third Piano Sonata, the last of this genre, represented, in the words of musicologist Anatole Leikin, Chopin's reconsideration 'not only of sonata form, but of the sonata genre as well' because 'his sonatas, like his mazurkas or nocturnes, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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