By Franz & Wagner Richard Liszt, Francis Hueffer
Francis Hueffer (1845-89) used to be born and studied song in Germany, yet moved to London in 1869 to pursue a occupation as a critic and author on tune. He edited the sequence 'The nice Musicians' for Novello and Co., was once tune critic of the days, wrote libretti for a few now-forgotten operas, and used to be an early suggest and interpreter to the British of Wagner. in addition to writing Wagner in his personal 'Great Musicians' sequence (1881), and Richard Wagner and the track of the longer term (1874), he translated the correspondence of Wagner and Liszt. This interesting two-volume choice, released in 1888, covers the interval 1841-61. Hueffer signs in his preface the significance to Wagner of the encouragement of Liszt - a longtime performer while Wagner was once slightly identified and largely ridiculed, a musical mentor, an enthusiastic critic and finally a spouse's father.
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12. MUCH-ESTEEMED FRIEND, Herr von Zigesar has lately written to you to say with how much zeal and with what ever-increasing admiration and sympathy we are studying your Tannhduser. If you could make it possible to come over for the last rehearsal on the 15 th and attend the performance on the 16th, we should all be truly delighted. Let me know the day before, because of engaging a room, etc. Cordial thanks for sending me the Faust overture. Hoping to see you soon, Your sincerely devoted F. LISZT.
What should I do in London ? I am good for nothing, except perhaps writing operas, and that I cannot do in London. Best greetings to any one who will accept them from me; there will not be many. Farewell, dear, muchtroubled friend. Could I but make you returns ! Your most faithful RICHARD WAGNER. REUIL, June igth, 1849. 21. DEAR FRIEND, With the contents of your letter No. 2 I agree more than with No. I. For the present it would not be very diplomatic to knock at battered doors. Later on, when you stand revealed as a made fellow, even as you are a created one, protectors will easily be found ; and if I can serve you then as a connecting and convenient instrument, I shall be quite at your disposal with my whole heart and with a certain slight savoir-faire.
It will be a true pleasure to me to see him here again in the month of May, according to his promise. If you could on the same occasion dispose of a few days, we should be only too happy to see you. WAGNER AND LISZT. 17 In the meantime, dearest friend, believe me from my heart and soul your devoted admirer and friend, FR. LISZT. 6th, 1849. —A very beautiful and accomplished hand wishes to add a few lines to this letter; if you have found it tedious to read me, you could have no better compensation.