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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN

Price: $250.00

MINT CONDITION

 Autographed 2 page letter to music publisher Clemens Lerch, 19 March, 1892.  We offer with a postcard portrait photograph.

March 19, 1892

Dear Mr. Lerch,

Please forgive me for sending you the enclosed issue so late, but I returned home so late last night that I was worried your store was closed already.

When you pass the music to Mr. Weinberger, please tell him to keep these things in mind: 1. the issue is only for the album, 2. he has no right to publish it, 3, after the exhibition closes, “Serenade” returns into the hands of the owner, Mr. Cranz.

Hoping to see you next week,

and with best wishes,

Millocker

Millocker instructs Clemens Lerch of the music publishing firm Jungmann & Lerch, successors to Spina, who was the successor to Diabelli, to send over a piece of music entitled “Serenade” to the music publisher Joseph Weinberger.  Interestingly, a third music publisher is also mentioned in the letter, August Cranz, or Hamburg, who was one of Millocker’s publishers.  Weinberger eventually took over the publication of all of Millocker’s works.

Millocker, (1842-1899) was one of the first school of Vienna Operetta.  He was the Music Director of the Theatre an der Wien from 1869, having been the Kapellmeister of Graz and the Music Director of the Harmonie Theatre in Vienna.  Millocker wrote the ever popular “Bettelstudent” and “Gasparone”, as well as many other operettas including, “Gräfin Dubarry, “Der Regimentstambour”, “Das Nordlicht”, “Der Probekuss” and others.  The royalties of “Bettelstudent” themselves allowed him to quit conducting on a regular basis.

Rare autograph!  

KARL MILLOCKER - COMPOSER
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