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Joachim, Amalie (1839-1899)

Two Autograph Letters Signed

"Amalie Joachim". To "Herr Kroeplin," 2 pp.; to "Anna" 4 pp. n/y. Small octavo stationery. With English translations. In very good condition with typical folds. Letter to Anna with small staple holes at upper left (not affecting).
Amalie Joachim, soprano and wife of violinist Joseph Joachim, writes to a Mr. Kroeplin about refusing his call: Please don’t be angry that I did not receive you today. I was sitting with my electrical machine and cured my voice for the evening!! She suggests they meet in the coming days, perhaps at Essigkrug, which a small penciled note from Kroeplin indicates was an abbey. Kroeplin also pencils Berlin at the top of the first page. Amalie dates the letter only March 5.

In a second letter to an unidentified woman named Anna, Amalie expresses her regret for the difficulties that have recently befallen Anna's sister -- evidently the unexpected death of a Mr. Lange -- and sends her best wishes for the family's well-being.

Amalie Joachim settled in Berlin in the late 1880s and remained until her death in 1899. While there she continued to concertize (most notably giving the premiere of Mahler's Einsame Schildwacht and Verlorene Müh in 1892) and founded her own school of singing.
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