Item AB/636 - Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/636


Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Adolph and Anna Brodsky


  • 1900 (Creation)

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Busoni is overjoyed that his wife Gerda gave birth to a son on the 1st of February. The event has created a little revolution in the house. On the previous day, the 4th of February, came the unexpected news that dear Novacek is no more. Busoni received 2 telegrams: one from Boston and one from New York with the unbelievable fact. Few people knew him as Busoni, Brodsky and perhaps also Sinding did. He annoyed and charmed them but when he went off to America without saying farewell Busoni felt that something had broken within him. Busoni asks if Brodsky knows the cause of death. He scarcely feels able to write to Novacek's father. Busoni has aged with the closeness of birth and death. He has not yet broken the sad news to his wife. Busoni asks Brodsky to inform Miss Aspelin gently but to ask her not to write to Gerda of it. Dated 5 Feb 1900.

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