Four letters of Franz Liszt to Espérance von Schwartz

The NMI has 47 letters by Liszt in its keeping. A special part of this collection are four unpublished letters to Baroness Marie Espérance von Schwartz (1818-1899). Better known under her pen name Elpis Melena, she had some fame as a writer, philanthropist, and as a political activist.

This presentation contains images of these four letters together with transcriptions, translations and extensive commentary.

Text: Lodewijk Muns, 2009

Von Schwartz

Editorial remarks, references

NMI 64/IC29 (3-6-1866)

NMI 64/IC30 (21-6-1867)

Letter 1
(June 3, 1866)
Letter 2
(June 21, 1867)

NMI 64/IC31 (20-8-1867)

NMI 64/IC32 (26-8-1870)

Letter 3
(August 20, 1867)
Letter 4
(August 26, 1870)

Last modification: July 6, 2011