Collection RC0725 - Hans von Bülow collection

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Hans von Bülow collection

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  • [1854?]-1891 (Creation)

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15 letters.
1 photograph.

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Hans von Bülow, conductor and pianist, was born in Dresden, Germany on 8 January 1830. He studied both music and law, the latter in Leipzig. In 1851 he gave up law and went to Weimar to study piano under Franz Liszt (1811-1866). He married Liszt's daughter Cosima in 1857. Von Bülow toured as a pianist and also taught at the Stern and Marx conservatories in Berlin. In 1864 he became the conductor of the Court Opera in Munich, followed in 1867 by his appointment as director of the music conservatory there. From 1850-1855 he was Hoftmusikdirektor to the Duke of Meiningen. Von Bülow also composed some piano works and orchestral music. He died in Cairo on 12 February 1894.

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There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists of 8 letters to Princess Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, the daughter of a wealthy Polish landowner. The second accrual consists of 3 letters to unknown recipients. The third accrual consists of one letter to an unknown recipient as well as a photograph of von Bülow, inscribed to Annette Essipov. The fourth accrual consists of one letter to Albert Werkenthin. The fifth accrual consists of one letter to Mr. Kapellmeister. The sixth accrual consists of one letter to an "Esteemed Sir".

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The first accrual was purchased at Sotheby's on 14 April 1982. The second accrual was purchased at auction in May 1982. The third accrual was purchased at Christie's on 20 July 1983. The fourth accrual (19-2004) was purchased from David Schulson autographs in June 2004. The fifth accrual (20-2004) was purchased from Visible Ink Incorporated in June 2004. The sixth accrual (21-2004) was purchased from Lisa Cox Music in July 2004.


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