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ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-1934). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Clayton, 1 page 4to, Hereford, 11 January 1911 (a few small pin-holes), together with small quantity of related correspondence. Confirming that he has no objection to Bauerkeller performing his Violin Concerto. Included are two Autograph Letters Signed from Henry Clayton and two Autograph Letters Signed from Rudolf Bauerkeller regarding permission to perform the Concerto.
Henry Clayton was Novello's company secretary, and a son-in-law of the chairman Alfred Littleton. Elgar had a sometimes fraught relationship with his publisher, particularly over royalty negotiations, but nonetheless their association lasted for over thirty years.
'... I really cannot see that this proposal will interfere with anyone else's performance. You, on the spot, must know best but I do not feel that anyone can object ... .'

[No: 20812]


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