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Sophie Bassermann.

  • Profession: Hofrath, Hofrat in Vienna
  • Relation to Mahler: Letter from Gustav Mahler
  • Correspondence with Mahler: Yes
  • Born: 00-00-0000
  • Died: 00-00-0000
  • Buried: 00-00-0000

02-01-1904 Letter by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) to Sophie Bassermann.

Opening of Symphony No. 3Movement 1: Kraftig. Entschieden.

“2/I 1904 / Fraülein Hofrath Sophie Bassermann / Gustav Mahler”

Comprising the opening horn-call theme, marked by Mahler for eight horns (“8 Hörner”), four bars written in black on a hand-drawn stave, notated at sounding pitch.
1 page, 11.3 x 18.8cm, laid down on an oblong octavo album leaf, signed on verso by Sir Georg Solti, [Vienna], 2 January 1904, some light browning.

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