Liszt Honors Bulow
LISZT, FRANZ. (1811-1886). Hungarian-born composer and pianist. AMsS. (“F. Liszt”). 2pp. (Recto and verso.) 8vo. Weimar, January (8), 1884. (To German composer and critic OTTO LESSMANN,1844-1918). In German with translation. Liszt’s handwritten forward to his Bülow March.
“Preface (to my Bülow March)
For thirty years, Hans von Bülow has been expressing and actively furthering everything that is noble, right, high – and free-minded in the regions of creative art. As virtuoso, teacher, conductor, commentator, propagandist – indeed even sometimes as a humorous journalist – Bulow remains the spokesman of musical progress, with the initiative born in and belonging to him by the grace of God, with an impassioned perseverance, incessantly striving heroically after the ideal, and attaining the utmost possible.
His conducting of the Meiningen Court orchestra is a fresh proof of this. To that same orchestra this Bülow March is dedicated in high esteem for their model symphonic performances, by
January, 84 – Weimar”