Frédéric Chopin

Chopin, Frédéric

Polish composer (1810-1849). Autograph letter signed „Ch“. „chateau de Nohant pres La Chatre. 8vo. 4 pp. With autograph envelope, with red seal, creased at folds.
$ 174,510 / 150.000 € (74859)

To his beloved friend the cellist Auguste Franchomme, about his music, especially the Polonaise Fantasie Op.61. Writing from Nohant to Franchomme who was acting for him in Paris, he expresses his annoyance that his publisher [Brandus] is away and that there is no one to take possession of his manuscripts, he requests that the name of Madame Veyret be added as dedicatee of the Polonaise-Fantaisie Op.61, he discusses financial matters relating to the publication of his music, relays the best wishes of George Sand and asks to be remembered to Jane Stirling, his last love, ...Aussi aye la bonté de ne pas leur confier mes manuscrits sans toucher l'argent convenu, et envoye m'en aussitôt un billet de cinq cents fr.

dans ta lettre...Garde-moi tes millions pour autre fois...Ajoute...au titre de la Polonaise "dédiée à Madame A. Veyret"... This autograph letter has only been offered for sale at Sotheby’s in 2011, lot 230. It has come by descent through the Franchomme family. This letter is inaccurately published in Sydow (no.622), who silently corrects Chopin's grammatical mistakes and changes certain words..

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Chopin, Frédéric

Polish composer (1810-1849). Autograph letter signed „Chip“. Manchester. 8vo. 4 pp. Eratures on the last page. Tiny traces of collage at the corners.
$ 157,059 / 135.000 € (74860)

Unpublished letter written on his trip through to England, after he held his concert in Manchester on August 28 to his friend Thomas Albrecht, consul of Saxony in Paris and wine merchant (6 place Vendome), and dedicatee of the Scherzo in B minor op. 20. Chopin was the godfather of this daughter Thérèse. „[…] Dans cet endroit enfumé il y a une salle de musique la plus charmante possible. La ville y a donné un splendide concert. On a engagé ALBONI, CORBARI – on a eu l’heureuse idée de m’engager aussi.

– Pour avoir joué 2 fois on m’a envoyé 60 £ (1500 fr – je crois)“, that he sent him in the form of a draft to London, through Mr. Schwabe, with whom he lived in the country near Manchester. He asks him to „faire payer avec cela le reste de votre note Place Vendôme – et 300 fr de mon loyer du Square [his home at Square d’Orléans] ainsi que les contributions dont je ne sais le montant. S’il n’y a pas assez pour tout cela – ayez la bonté de payer le percepteur et mon propriétaire avant vous“; he gives his address in Edinburgh to Dr. Lishinski „Donnez moi je vous prie de vos bonnes nouvelles – que vous êtes tous heureux et bien portant à Ville d’Avray, que vous avez meilleur temps qu’ici. – Malgré cela je quitte Manchester aujourd’hui pour aller en Écosse passer quelques semaines encore loin de Londres – et puis je ne sais ce que je ferai. – J’étoufferai, et je tousserai c’est sûr, et je vous aimerai tout autant“. He is erasing 5 lines and notes: „Je n’ai plus le temps de faire une autre lettre“, and he adds: „J’embrasse vos chers enfants. Dieu vous donne à tous deux le plus de bonheur possible. […] Si vous aviez moins de brouillons ou Londres moins de brouillards !“ He will write to „bon Kwiat“ [his friend the painter Teofil Kwiatkowski]..

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Chopin, Frédéric

polnischer Komponist, Pianist und Klavierpädagoge (1810-1849). Autograph musical quotation signed and inscribed. Paris. 2 pp. Querformat-gr.-8vo. 6-zeilig. Mit violettem Schmuckrähmchen. Am rechten Rand schwach gebräunt. Verso am rechten Rand Montagespuren.
$ 215,229 / 185.000 € (78917)

Titled "Wiosna, paroles de Witwicki". - Complete piano score of the Polish song op. posth. 74 nr. 2 in g minor, indicated "All[egre]tto". With autograph dedication: "Madame Kiéné |hommage respectueux | de son devoué| Chopin". The autograph place name "Paris" on the left. - This composition, originally written as "Andantino" for one singing voice with piano accompaniment, probably in the spring of 1838, set to a text by Stefan Witwicki, is a typical Dumka, the melancholic counterpart of Polish idyllic song.

The oscillation between g minor and b flat major creates a nostalgic "senza-fine" mood. - Probably dedicated to the pianist Marie Catherine Kiéné, née Leyer, the mother of the pianist and composer Anne Marie Bigot de Morogues, who died at a young age, and taught the piano to Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. - Stefan Witwicki, who wrote most of the texts of the surviving Chopin songs, pressured him to compose a Polish opera. Chopin however, who only enjoyed improvising on Polish songs in a private circle, neither included them in his concert programmes, nor had them published. Some songs only existed as drafts and were to be burned, according to Chopin's last will. Up to date, a total of merely 19 songs are known. - The first edition of this song was published as late as 1856 by Aleksander Gins in Warsaw, set to the text of a poem by Stanislaw Jachowicz. - Right-hand edge slightly browned. Traces of mounting on right-hand edge verso. - Kobylanska, Chopin Werkverzeichnis (1971) S. 188, Autograph g..


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Chopin, Fréderic

Exceedingly rare handwritten notes in French, unsigned
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Chopin, Frédéric

Document signed twice ("F. F. Chopin").
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Rare partly-printed document: an assignment of copyright for his Op. 28 and Op. 30. In part: "I have this day sold to Messrs. Christian Rudolph Wessel & Co. Importers and Publishers of Foreign Music [...] all my Copyright and Interest, present and future [...] for the Kingdom of Great Britain [...] of and in the following Compositions (in M.S.) to be published conjointly in France & Germany in: Op. 28. Impromptu pour le Piano Solo dedie a Madame la Comtesse d’Agoult - to appear the 14th October 1837, Op. 30, Quatre Mazurkas being his 5th Set, dedicated to La Princesse de Wurtemberg." Signed twice at the conclusion by Chopin. - Wessel & Co. had the exclusive rights to publish Chopin’s works in England, and the company was taken over by Edwin Ashdown and Henry Parry upon his retirement. This document originates from the collection of the Ashdown family. The document notes that the first piece is dedicated to Marie d’Agoult, a friend of Chopin and the mistress of Franz Liszt. The second, dedicated to Princess Maria Anna Czartoryska (Maria Wirtemberska) of Württemberg, is a set of four pieces based on the traditional Polish dance. - A small repaired area of paper loss to right edge and chips to two corner tips, otherwise in fine condition.