E. Brief mit U.
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Anton Bruckner (1833–1897), Austrian composer. ALS. Linz, 30 Jan. 1861. 4°. 2 pp. In German. To his friend, the conductor, composer and musical pedagogue Rudolf Weinwurm (1835–1911), regarding his search for lodgings during a one-week stay in Vienna, starting next Wednesday. He apologizes for troubling him again to take care of renting the lodgings and gives very specific instructions: the apartment should be in the city center, but close to the Mariahilfer Strasse, have a separate entrance, a good bed (as he nearly froze in the last one), numerous pillows, must be quiet, etc. Weinwurm is instructed to rent the apartment immediately and forward the address to Bruckner as soon as possible. – Weinwurm was one of the composer’s few intimate friends: their friendship dated from Weinwurm’s membership in the Juristen-Liedertafel, a lawyers’ choir in Linz, in 1856. He founded the Akademischer Gesangsverein of the University of Vienna and was conductor of the Wiener Männergesangsverein and of the Wiener Singakademie. He composed several stage pieces, songs, and choir music, and also published a manual for singing instructors. – Insignificant defects to edges; later note in blue pencil near top left corner of recto. – Printed in: Anton Bruckner, Gesammelte Briefe. Neue Folge. Gesammelt und hrsg. v. Max Auer. Regensburg, Bosse, 1924 (= Deutsche Musikbücherei, vol. 55), p. 36 f., no. 16.