Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreevich , Russian composer (1844-1908). Autograph letter signed.

St. Petersburg, 26. IV. 1903.

8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium.


In Russian, thanking for the collection of poems "Scheherazade" by Tristan Klingsor, which he appreciated very much, himself having composed a symphonic suite under this title (which premiered in 1888). He apologizes for writing in Russian, adding that he cannot do so in French, but is confident that someone in his correspondent's circle will be able to translate.

In 1903 Maurice Ravel set three poems from Klingsor's collection to music.

With several small marginal tears, most prominent on the blank second half of the bifolium.

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