Grieg, Edvard, Norwegian composer and pianist (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed, including an autograph musical quotation signed.

Bergen, Norway, 29. VI. 1892.

8vo. 2 pages on bifolium.


An appealingly pithy letter in English to an unknown recipient, with a musical quotation. The letter betrays a certain exasperation with his correspondent's questions: "I should think it quite impossible to answer your questions / 1) as I have no method at all when composing! / 2) as the art of composition is not at all to be learned and still - must be learned! / 3) as I have no particular favourite composer. All good composers are my favourites!' [...]".

The musical quotation comprises four bars from the violin sonata no. 2 in G (op. 13), on two staves.

Two larger tears rebacked. Provenance: Christie's, 26 June 1996, lot 257.

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