L.A.S. "Edvard Grieg", Troldhaugen by Bergen 20 October 1901, [to Eugen d'ALBERT]; 4 pages in-8 (slight crease cracks repaired); in German.
A long and beautiful letter to his fellow pianist.
[Eugen d'ALBERT (1864-1932), here called "Hofpianist", was a virtuoso pianist with an international career, also a composer.]. Wiesbaden! Hotel Royal! Villa am Park in a beautiful location! Château Lafitte! Etc. Etc. In fact, he's not just a court pianist! He also learned to play the instrument very cleverly! And he certainly must know how to do it. And at the same time, not to be jaded, but always to keep this "child" indispensable to both artist and man. D'Albert has now reached the most beautiful age. He should enjoy it in full harmony of mental and physical powers!
The bed and breakfast in the Park is very tempting. But Grieg, without knowing why, has lost the desire to go to Germany. In the spring, however, he plans to go to Warsaw with his wife. If he then gets closer to Wiesbaden, there will be a reunion one way or another. He has been over the last few years - not exactly dead, but very much in pain. He is currently living in a very cloudy period. His only brother died suddenly 14 days ago. He chose death himself, which only makes it all the sadder. They are staying at home this autumn and do not plan to travel abroad until early 1902.
It was very nice of Albert, in gratitude for the English money he brought back from London, to name his son after the King of England.
But Grieg has the same name, and since he wrote it to Ed vard and not Ed ward, he obviously thought of him and not the English King. Grieg also hopes to get to know other "descendants" from time to time. He is already in love with Hildegard. He is 58 years old now; and age is more dangerous than you think...
" Wiesbaden! Hotel Royal! Villa am Park in prachtvoller Lage! Chateau Lafitte! Etc. Etc. In der That: Sie sind nicht nur Hofpia