(1811-1886) a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 4,5 x 7 inch, Weimar, 19.04.1872, in German, to an unnamed gentleman - concerning the merits of Robert Franz (1815-1892, German composer, mainly of lieder), written and signed in black ink "F. Liszt", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Franz Liszt as pianist (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds, and mild browning - in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by an autograph letter signed by Eduard Hanslick (1825-1904, Austrian music critic, aesthetician and historian), one page, 5,75 x 8,5 inch, Vienna, 3.04.1888, in German, to an unnamed gentleman - Hanslick asked for a favour, written and signed in black ink "Ed. Hanslick", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Eduard Hanslick (altogether 12 x 9,5 inch), with browning, and scattered mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine condition.
"Sehr geehrter Herr,
Ihre freundliche Anfrage ist bereits erledigt durch die Zusendung meiner so eben erschienenen Broschüre über Robert Franz. Sein „offener Brief an Ed. Hanslick, über Bearbeitung älterer Tonwerke „ (bei Leuckart, Leipzig, edirt) bietet Ihnen sicheren Halt und feine Weisungen zur vollständigen Erörterung der so gediegenen und frommenden Verdienste welche sich Franz auf diesem Gebiete erworben hat. Aufrichtig wünschend dass ihre vorgenommenen Aufsätze wirksamen Erfolg erlangen, zeichnet
achtungsvoll ergebenst F. Liszt - 19ten April 72 - Weimar."
Your friendly request has already been dealt with by sending you my brochure about Robert Franz that has just appeared. His “open letter to Ed. Hanslick, about Adaptation of Older Tonwerke" (in Leuckart, Leipzig, edited) offers you secure footing and fine instructions for a complete discussion of the solid and pious merits that Franz has acquired in this area. Sincerely wishing that the essays you have made will achieve effective success,
Yours sincerely - F. Liszt - April 19th, 1972 - Weimar"
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