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Lot #519
Alban Berg Autograph Letter Signed

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Austrian composer (1885-1935) who produced compositions that combined Mahlerian Romanticism with a personal adaptation of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique. ALS in German, penned on the reverse of a 3.5 x 5.25 photo postcard of the German city Trahutten, no date [circa 1928]. A handwritten letter from both Alban Berg and his wife Helene Nahowski to Polish singer Marya Freund, with Alban adding the postscript, which reads (translated): “Dearest lady, would you be so kind as to forward the enclosed letter to Mme. Dubost. I mistakenly left her address in Vienna. Thank you very much.” Helene’s portion reads: “I hope you got the letter I wrote immediately after returning from Paris. How are you? What will you do this summer?” Although undated, it seems very likely that it was written in 1928, as Berg refers to Mme. Dubost, who hosted a Berg concert in her home that year in mid-March. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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