Referring to his condisciples berlioz, thalberg, meyerbeer, moscheles, the Hungarian composer, quite changed, modified, improved, in several respects, (re)launched in the work and new projects, proposing to maurice schlesinger - publisher and founder of the musical gazette - a rather considerable thing. Long and superb letter, unpublished, testifying to the intellectual and musical flourishing in the spirit of liszt. "A long time ago, my dear maurice, I don't know anything about you. I don't receive or can't receive the gazette because of my continuous travels. I don't know if my answer to.
There is a new letter from the baccalaureate ready but before I send it to you, I would like to know what to stick to the fate of the previous ones. I'm being betted that we were not unhappy with the last one, and that you in particular said it was good. Soon you will receive the tests of the studies [second version of his twelve transcendent studies] which I hope you will not be dissatisfied either. While waiting for you to be happy with me personally (which I also hope will be so, when we meet again to bets, since I am quite changed, modified, improved, in many respects), I like to know that my literature and my notes do not bother you.
On the subject of notes, it was discussed with haslinger and ricordi about a draft of publications, which I submit to you and which I would be delighted to see approved. This would be quite a considerable thing. Under the collective name of a dramatic museum for piano alone by f.L would appear (either on a fixed date or in a more regular way, as you would hear) a series of songs chosen from the Italian, German and French repertoire, and transcribed, illustrated, paraphrased, varied, arranged, groomed, in my way. All carefully fingered and of medium difficulty. I see you smiling at this word of medium difficulty but you will see that when I want to definitely get back to hünten, henry herz and schunke, I will be able to do just as well if not better than anyone else. If you have any doubts about this and the plan of the publication suits you, I will always put myself in the book and have about thirty pages of proofs drawn as a specimen which I will address to you (.. The business that I propose to you, and that would certainly be a matter of money and popularity (two things that I start to hold on to a little) could work in parallel with that one.
If you wanted it even we could follow the nominal order of your publication - although I would rather start with the norma because of the immense popularity of this book in italia. Composed in the early 1930s according to the opera of bellini.It goes without saying that in such a case, the publisher is as important as the author and the arranger, as you wish. You know what my opinion is about you in this regard. By sending you the tests of my studies, I prove it to you just as well as meyerbeer the illustrious (to the kind memory which I ask you to remember) by not accepting the third in addition for each score that offered him. Frankly, I would be charmed if you were to take care of this publication, and even if you refuse me, I will give it up completely, notwithstanding the insistence of ricordi and haslinger.
As for the conditions: ricordi pays me 5 frs per page and haslinger 10. See what you can do. What's the status of Berlioz' opera? [the opera benvenuto cellini, the first of which took place on September 10, 1838] when will it be definitively represented?I would like to be bet then; but that will hardly be possible for me. I will only return to your dear street of richplace next spring to go to angleterre. Be kind enough, my dear maurice, to answer me two lines that you will address to ricordi. I have not received the studies of Moscheles [Bohemian pianist Ignaz Moscheles].
I'd appreciate it if you could send them to me under tape. It's such a work. If you want me to give it full praise in the gazette, I can. I would not say so much of the Polish of m.
, nor even of the various airs, very monotonous of the emule of thalberg thank god I am now rid of this stupid rivalry - great good done to m. Frankly, it is very mediocre! If you're making an album of pianists this year, don't forget me. Little man still lives and wants not to be indexed. Excuse me, my dear maurice, for all this fatras, which you will read or will not read ad libitum.
Please do not communicate this letter. As I believe my idea of an excellent dramatic museum, I would be angry to see it implemented by someone other than me. That in any case the thing remains absolutely between us. I urge you to do so.
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