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    Johann Strauss Jr. Autograph Love Letter Signed. Four pages in German, 3.25" x 5.25", n.p., n.d., to Mrs. Adele (Deutsch) Strauss (his third wife). The letter reads in part (with Strauss referring to himself in the third person): "Oh, don't leave him ever - his life is chained to yours - he loves you so dearly, so very much - he has never loved anyone as much as he loves you. Don't deprive him of that which no living person was able to give to him or will ever be able to: this happiness which you give him, adored Adele!" Signed "Jean". Included is the original transmittal envelope addressed to "Madame Adele Strauss".

    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899). Austrian violinist, conductor and composer. At his father's insistence, Strauss was to study law, but he began to flout his father's wishes when he appeared as a young conductor and composer of promise in 1844. He toured with his own orchestra, performing in London in 1869 and visiting the U.S. in 1872. His waltzes number over 400, often apparently written solely for the violin. The best known of his works include: "The Blue Danube" (1867), "Artist's Life" (1867), "Tales from the Vienna Woods" (1868), "Die Fledermaus" (1874), "Voices of Spring" (1882) and "The Emperor" (1888).

    Condition: One center horizontal fold with weakness and starting to separate at edges.


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    Full Translation:

    "Is it fair to turn Jean's head in such a way that he does not know himself anymore? What are you doing to him? The better he gets to know you, the more often he sees you - the worse it gets for the poor man. Oh, don't leave him ever - his life is chained to yours - he loves you so dearly, so very much - he has never loved anyone as much as he loves you. Don't deprive him of that which no living person was able to give to him or will ever be able to: this happiness which you give him, adored Adele? I embrace you with loving kisses, your Jean whom you have made so happy. Jean"

     

    [Upside down on page one]: "I probably extended my visit too long today and in the meantime reproach myself for it."

     

    [Upside down on page three]: "I would like to ask you to give my regards and most cordial greetings to your amiable cousin and your dear sister, but I don't dare to.



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