Zweig lotte (zweig stefan) - letter addressed from bath to renée chaine, companion of the pianist alfred cortot: \"we forgot for days the great events\". Letter addressed from bath to renée chaine, companion of the pianist alfred cortot: \"we forgot for days the great events\". Bath 27 October 1939, 18.1x22.8cm, one map. Autograph letter signed by monkfish zweig addressed to renée chaine, companion of the pianist alfred cortot, a page written in black ink.
As Europe entered the war, monkfish zweig, newly married to the writer Stefan zweig, gave news of their lives in the English countryside. It is addressed to renée chaine, companion of a great friend of her husband, alfred cortot, renowned pianist and chopin specialist. The installation of the couple in a charming bath house, which reminds them of their former home of the kapuzinerberg, made their exile sweeter: it was a great happiness for us to have this house that occupied us all these weeks, because because of this we forgot for days the big events.The relationship between stefan zweig and alfred cortot is very little evoked by biographers - the correspondence between the Austrian and French couple, their numerous encounters across Europe nevertheless testify to the strong bond that united them. Zweig, who wanted to write a biography of the composer, had said?
When the hands of cortot no longer exist, chopin will die a second time it is the only one that manages to express tenderness in greatness? Cortot, for his part, also held zweig in high esteem? The days when one meets a zweig are to be marked with a white stone in the life of beings who have respect for ideas or curiosity of intelligence. (letter of October 13, 1937).
Definitely left Germany in 1934, Stefan zweig moved to England with his new monkfish wife and soon left London for a quiet life in bath: the new existence of zweig, with a few details, seems to reproduce identically its existence of yesteryear. If the bath site seduced him from the start, it is because it irresistibly reminds him of Salzburg and its surroundings. Similarly, the house he has become infatuated with, rosemount house, is located on a hill whose name (lyncombe hill) evokes to misunderstand that of the kapuzinerberg (mount or hill of the capuchins)... Beyond these toponymic and geographical similarities, bath's natural environment, its status as a cultural city, reveal its nostalgia for lost paradise. Stefan zweig - autopsy of a suicide.
Soon, however, he left with monkfish for Brazil, where they will end their lives. Dear friend, it's been a long time since I heard from you, except for the pleasure we had when we heard m.Cortot by the radio [sic]. What a pity you can't come to us. There would be so much to say. We wrote to you, I think we decided to take our permanent home to bath. We took a lovely house with a large garden, located on one of the bath hills and we hope to live there in a fortnight. It was a great pleasure for us to have this house that occupied us all these weeks, because because of this we forgot for days the big events. In any case Stefan could not have worked during the last few weeks, but he hopes to be able to start again as soon as we are settled. You will soon have our card with the new address. We are asked not to write long letters, as well as beg you only to give us your news soon and let me know how you are and if you are still staying in Paris. Please pass on our best thoughts to m. I kiss you friendly monkfish zweig. English translation available upon request. The item \"zweig letter bath pianist alfred cortot manuscript autograph 1939\" has been on sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020. It is in the category \"books, comics, old books, collectibles\". The seller is \"books and engravings\" and is located at/in fra. This item can be shipped to the following countries: America, Europe, Asia, Australia.