RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Bidding Closes Thursday January 21
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots 

Item 613 - Johannes Brahms Catalog 576 (Feb 2020)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $4,576.25 (includes buyer's premium)


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.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.