Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Felix Mendelsohn Autograph Letter Signed "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy." One page of a bifolium, 5.5" x 9", Leipzig, Germany, July 15, 1843, in German. The German Romantic composer writes this letter to publisher Frederich Kistner regarding his 1832 choral work The First Walpurgis Night, which was based on the poetry of Goethe. Lightly age-toned with smoothed folds; crisp, clear ink throughout. The letter reads in part:

    "The fee which I decided on for the first Walpurgis Night is 100 Frederic d'or, and I wanted to write to you rather than talk about it and I did not want to inclose the manuscript as yet because I beg you very much and earnestly to tell me frankly if such a big and therefore expensive work by me right now is not convenient for you. By no means should you feel badly about it, as long as you do not mind when I do the same. If you do not want the piece now, I will, as soon as possible, give you a smaller, shorter one - if it is convenient, the much the better."


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 639

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,583,038