Lot 1353
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L.A.S. "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy", Berlin 10 March 1844, to Robert FRANZ in Halle; 1 page in-4, address (crease cracks and tears without missing); in German.

Nice letter thanking Robert Franz for his new songs.

[Robert FRANZ (1815-1892), composer, choir and orchestra conductor in Halle, composed more than 350 Lieder; he had published his first Lieder collection (Zwölf Gesänge) in 1843, which was praised by Schumann in his Neuen Zeitschrift für Musik.[...].

Although he was very fond of the Schumanniennes, Franz's last songs are by far the dearest in his eyes and even in his feelings, they belong to what he knows best. And Franz knows that this means something to Mendelssohn! The first and the second, (especially the first page of this second, and especially the beginning) and the third and the fifth are his favourites, although he loves them all. May Franz continue to make very, very many works, just as beautifully felt, just as fi nely executed, just as characteristic and just as rich in melody; he will give all true art lovers the greatest pleasure; the "market" will finally have to let itself be carried along by them... But none of them will have more joy in this work, as in every one of Franz's future works, and will be more grateful to him than Mendelssohn...

... " I would like to thank the people of Switzerland for their support, so I would like to thank them for their commitment and for the fact that they have been able to work with me as a member of the GEFühle Group for the best way they have been able to do this. Und daß dies für mich was sagen will, wissen Sie wohl! Das erste und zweite, (vor allem die erste Seite dieses 2ten, u. wieder vor allem der Anfang) dann das dritte und fünfte sind meine Lieblinge, obwohl ich sie alle lieb habe. Mögen Sie sehr, sehr viele Werke, eben so schön gefühlt, ebenso fein ausgeführt, ebenso eigenthümlich und so reich an Wohlklang diesem folgen lassen; If we
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