RICHTER Hans - Autograph Letter Signed 1900 sending thanks for a present
Hans RICHTER (1843-1916)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Hans Richter”) to “My dear Sir William”, graciously thanking him for a present.
1½ pages 8vo on writing paper of The Frederick Hotels Limited, Hotel Great Central, London, 29 October 1900.
“Many, many thanks for the beautiful present you gave me; it will adorn my new English home. I hope to have soon the opportunity to thank you personally. Believe me, dear Sir William, yours very sincerely”
The Austro-Hungarian conductor Hans Richter first arrived in England in 1877 to conduct the work of Richard Wagner, whom he much admired and with whom he was often associated. Thenceforth, he was to spend much of his professional life in England, where he was associated with the Hallé Orchestra, the Birmingham Music Festival and the London Symphony Orchestra, and developed an admiration for the most English of his musical contemporaries, Edward Elgar.
The ink has slightly offset onto the opposite pages, but this is only obtrusive at the top left corner of the letter.
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