Norwegian composer and pianist (1843–1907). Rare C. F. Peters business check, 11 x 4.25, filled out in another hand in German and signed and dated by Grieg for 1000 marks, April 10, 1906. In fine condition, with three vertical folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature and one with slight tape-repaired separation to top). The German music publishing house C.F. Peters began publishing Grieg’s works when he was just 19, and continued supporting him throughout his life, providing him with housing, a study, and generous remuneration for each of his new works. The relationship became so close that Grieg referred to Max Abraham, the owner of the company, as his ‘adoptive father.’ Between its rarity—this is the first Grieg check we have ever offered—and the terrific musical and biographical associations, this is a truly remarkable piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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