The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO GEORGE GROVE ; 28 January 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530128-TC-GG-01; CL 28: 20


Chelsea, 28 jany 1853—

Dear Sir,

Your Excerpt about Sebastian Bach1 is worth something; and the kindness with which you communicate it is worth a great deal. I am very much obliged to you.

According to Rödenbeck's Book,2 the visit in question occurred on the “7th of April” (1747), and the Concert, that evening, was at the old Schloss [Palace] in Potsdam,—Sanssouci being just in the birth-throes, and not yet born, for such objects. 7 April 1747, that was the evening on which Sebastian tried the Pianos.3

If you fall in with any other such notices in your reading, of course it can do me no harm to receive them whether I ever write on Frederick or not, and it may do me good in either contingency.

Believe me, / Dear Sir, / Yours with thanks

T. Carlyle