First American edition. Octavo. 293pp. Edited by Franz Grasberger. Translated by Louise McClelland Urban. Illustrated with black and white plates. Boards very slightly bowed, faint soiling along the top page edge else near fine in a near fine age-toned dustwrapper with edge wear. Originally published under the title *Briefe an Melanie Kochert*. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This is a love story. It tells of an extraordinary epistolary relationship between Hugo Wolf, one of the greatest masters of the German art song, whose dedication to the poetic spirit of his music was equaled only by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, and Melanie Köchert, the wife of a prominent Viennese jeweler with whom Wolf shared a lifelong emotional, spiritual, and artistic bond.
Wolf’s letters to Köchert—he wrote 245 between 1887 and 1899—were composed during a period of almost unprecedented cultural upheaval in Europe, in the shadow of Vienna during the era of Freud, Mahler, and Klimt. They reveal Wolf at his most optimistic, celebrating his concert successes and the solitude he believed was so precious to his ability to compose. They follow Wolf through times of overwhelming despair, when his musical failures left him profoundly alienated, overcome, as he revealed to Köchert, "by a feeling of unspeakable emptiness and desolation." And they follow Wolf as he struggled to compose the 250 astounding art songs that are his creative legacy, and his almost simultaneous descent into madness.
Hugo Wolf: Letters to Melanie Köchert, sensitively translated by Wolf scholar and interpreter Louise McClelland Urban, is a literary and musical even of the highest order
From the Publisher: In 2003 events in Europe and North America will celebrate the centennial anniversary of Wolf's death.
Foreword by Martin Katz
Title: Letters to Melanie Kochert
Publisher: Schirmer Books / Macmillan
Publication Date: 1991
Book Description Schirmer Reference. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2809117017
Book Description Music Sales Corporation. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0028730216I3N00
Book Description Schirmer Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0028730216 Very good condition, binding and pages crisp and clean, no dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1020912
Book Description Schirmer, New York 1991., 1991. 1st U.S. edition. 8vo. [xxxix] + 293pp. B/w. portrait frontispiece and illustrations. Original buckram backed boards, in slightly rubbed d/w. ISBN 0028730216 US$8. Bookseller Inventory # 142477
Book Description Schirmer Books 1991-03-01 00:00:00, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used. Edited by Franz Grasberger. English edition by Louise McClelland Urbanl dj in mylar (price unclipped); xxxviii, 293 pgs, (16) pgs plates : illustrations Illustrator: b&w illus/photographs PublishPlace: NY ISBN: 0028730216 Size: 8 vo Shipped from Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A. Used books show some shelf wear. Rarely contain notes/highlighting. Used hardcover books may or may not include dust jacket. Please contact seller for specific condition queries. Bookseller Inventory # 32852
Book Description Schirmer Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0028730216
Book Description Schirmer Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: This book has a dust jacket. First Printing. Brown spine and pinkish covers, book is 9 1/2" tall. 293pp, illustrated. Also with foreword by Martin Katz. English text,.Book FINE CONDITION, dust jacket Near Fine Condition, original price present on dust jacket. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 036856
Book Description Hardcover; First Printing. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. . . Hardcover. Schirmer Books, 1991. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light shelf wear to Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 019099
Book Description MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 20 B/W Photos (illustrator). First Edition. (full book description) MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1990. 1st Edition VG+/VG+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 293pp(Index). 20 B/W Photos. 2" long black ink line on bottom page ends & DJ rubbed on covers, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names etc. ISBN 0028730216 SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!. Book. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY110027I
Book Description Schirmer Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. A very clean and tight copy. No underlining or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 10046