Item AB/682 - Autograph letter signed from Christian Sinding to Anna Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/682

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Autograph letter signed from Christian Sinding to Anna Brodsky

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  • 1892 (Creation)

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(1856-1941)

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Sinding is very grateful that Frau Brodsky bears no reproaches over his long silence. He received her last letter shortly before he left Christiania and of course it was his intention to reply in Paris. However he began work on his never-ending symphony and as often happens, he was completely absorbed in it. The damned symphony is at last finished for the third time, as is Sinding who then makes a general pause. Brodsky certainly deserved the Order [in 1891 Brodsky received the St. Olaf's Order from the Norwegian Parliament on account of services rendered to Norwegian musicians and composers.] The Norwegians have much to be grateful for from Brodsky. Sinding has not seen much of Paris and will soon be going back to Norway. He has heard his quintet performed by Mr. Blumer- probably a German- and Mr. Marsick and others in the Erard Salle. Sinding went incognito and as such bought his own ticket. The first movement went very beautifully but somewhat slow in tempo, the second movement even slower and the third movement slowest of all. It was all very clean but not very enchanting. He thought the finale would be better. However the players got up and went. Sinding did likewise and heard later that Mr. Marsick had been invited out and did not have time to play the finale. Sinding does not like the amputation. His friend Delius sends greetings to the Brodskys. He gives his address: Advocat G.Th. Mejdell Kopp's gard, Torvet, Christiania. Dated 2 May 1892.

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