Walter Gieseking (Lyon, 1895 – London, 1956)

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Autograph letter signed “Walter Gieseking”, dated “30.8.53”, and a specimen of dried mountain flowers applied with tape on an album sheet, with a note in the hand of Lyda Fournier “Promenade en Engadin 1951”. The French-born pianist was the son of a German doctor and lepidopterist, and himself had a collection of butterflies and moths. In this letter, which sounds as a dedication, Gieseking inscribes some tender words for the Fournier’s family : “…Je regrette d’être incapable de mentir (dans ce cas particulier, au moins) puisque c’est vraiment un très grand plaisir de rencontrer les chers amis Fournier – …”. 1 p. In fine condition.