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Hiller, Ferdinand (1811-1885)

Autograph Letter Signed

, signed "Ferdinand Hiller". To "Herr Schlesinger in Berlin". Jan 3, 1843. 1 p. of a folded sheet with integral address leaf. With translation. Usual folds, otherwise fine condition.
Hiller writes to his publisher inquiring as to whether the piece which they have accepted through the mediation of "Mr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" has been printed, and whether he can "count on the usual six author's copies." The publisher has noted on the bottom that "the work is already in print."

Ferdinand Hiller, composer, conductor and music critic, had a close association with the Mendelssohn family. He met Mendelssohn as a young boy and the friendship lasted until the year of this letter, apparently a falling-out at the time he replaced Mendelssohn as director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
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