Famed German composer (1833-1897) whose works in the Classical spirit, written in the midst of the Romantic era, take a place among the most enduring music of the 19th century. Among his best-known works are four symphonies, numerous concerti, all manner of chamber and keyboard works, and the large-scale choral masterpiece German Requiem. ALS in German, signed “J. Brahms,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, postmarked April 30, 1890. Letter to Raphael Maszkowski, the conductor of the Breslau Orchestral Association, in full (translated): "So I wish you very good luck for your new position. I hope you feel comfortable with it, which encloses that you do not expect too much and too much beautiful from it. May I ask you to tell me if a decision on your current position has already been made? If not, then I would recommend a young man (a compatriot of yours): Dr. L[udwig] Rottenberg, who has got an extraordinary talent to conduct and who plays piano and violin quite well. Maybe you are going to travel via W[ien] home and will give him the opportunity to talk with you. Please send my best wishes to your compatriots up there—as an advance payment for a letter!" In fine condition. Accompanied by the original hand-addressed mailing envelope.
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