Carl Maria von Weber an Charles Kemble in London (Entwurf)
Dresden, Donnerstag, 30. Juni 1825


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Direct Context



Charles Kemble. Esqre.

My Dear Sir!

I hasten to inform you of a misunderstanding whi[ch] resulted by the inadequate inproper and crossing arrangements of Mr Livius. the those one hundered Pounds Sterling, mentioned in my last letter to you, are sent by Mr Hawes who is intentioned to perform Euryanthe in the English opera house during the Summer*, which I was told me apprized of, by a Letter of Mr Livius from the 14th of June.

my yourney to Ems near Coblenz, is now fixed; and I shall be there in the middle of July and remain four or fife weeks.      the letters with which you may honor me, will find me there; but the beautifulst most agreeable surprise were your own arrival, which would gladden me very? […] heartily.

Let me not in vain nourish this hope and believe me to remain that I am Ever your much
obliged and very
obedient Servant.



informiert ihn über ein durch Livius verursachtes Missverständnis: die 100 £, die er erwähnt hatte, seien von Hawes für Euryanthe; seine Reise nach Ems sei jetzt fest; hofft, Kemble dort zu sehen


I hasten to inform you of a misunderstanding


Eveline Bartlitz; Joachim Veit


  • Text Source: Draft: Berlin (D), Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung (D-B)
    Shelf mark: Mus. ms. autogr. theor. C. M. v. Weber WFN 6, Mappe XVII, Bl. 91r

    Physical Description

    • durchgehend in lateinischer Schrift

Text Constitution

  • “inadequate”crossed out
  • “inproper”added in the margin
  • “crossing”uncertain transcription
  • “the”crossed out
  • “those”added in the margin
  • “I”added inline
  • “told me”crossed out
  • “apprized of,”added in the margin
  • near“next” overwritten with “near
  • “with”added above
  • “… letters with which you may”evtl. m überschrieben aus w für ursprünglich beabsichtigtes “will”
  • “beautifulst”crossed out
  • “most agreeable”added in the margin
  • “very?”added in the margin
  • “[…]”deleted text illegible
  • “to remain”crossed out
  • “that I am”added above


  • “… opera house during the Summer”Eine Einstudierung kam nicht zustande; die Oper erklang in London erstmals 1833 vollständig; vgl. Weberiana 18, S. 145–149.


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