Two autograph letters signed; "Dr. Eduard Hanslick," to Sophie Verena (Alberti), November 8, 1876 & April 12, 1887. Eduard Hanslick.

Two autograph letters signed; "Dr. Eduard Hanslick," to Sophie Verena (Alberti), November 8, 1876 & April 12, 1887

-. One page and two pages (on bifolium) respectively, approx. 5 X 8 in. each. Folded, few marks. Item #203514

Cordial, letters about writing from the critic to a novelist. Eduard Hanslick (1825-1904) was a prominent and influential music critic, savaged by Wagner (whose music he had once praised, then turned against) in "Das Judentum in der Musik." It is thought that the character of the critic Beckmesser in Wagner's "Meistersinger von Nürnberg" was based on Hanslick.

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