Liszt, Franz, composer (1811-1886). Autograph letter signed ("F. Liszt").

London, 20 June 1840.

8vo. 4 pages on bifolium.


Apparently to the economist Friedrich List about a recommendation for his cousin to Felix Mendelssohn, his plans for the near future and a concert in Paris to commemorate"du monument de Beethoven": "I wrote to Mendelssohn as soon as I arrived in London. He will welcome my charming cousin as befits. If it were in my very small power to do better and more (and I hope that opportunities will arise) please dispose entirely and without reluctance of any of my person who will always be entirely devoted to you. A thousand thanks for your offer of the Allgemeine Zeitung, whose editorial staff has almost constantly been full of consideration for me. I will gratefully take advantage of it in due course. Most likely I will spend the month of July in Baden Baden. Perhaps your path will lead you there. I would be very happy to see you and my lovely cousin there. By the way, I would like to find a way to launch (pardon the professional term) as advantageously as possible this kind person into the world of the artist. We could cause any abandonment, either in Baden, or in Paris, where the concert of the monument of Beethoven will necessarily remind me for a fortnight at the entrance of winter [...]" (transl. from the French original).

Small tear to centerfold and on right edge of fol. 2.

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