[ Martin Fischer, German classical musician. ] Duplicated copies of autobiography 'Martin Fischer erzählt aus seinem Leben' and book of poems '"Oden", Briefe lyrischen Charakters aus dem Blickfeld eines Musikers', both inscribed to Richard Hutchins.

Martin Fischer (b. c. 1931), viola player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, husband of soprano Helga Fischer [ Richard Hutchins of Waynflete ]
Publication details: 
The autobiography dated from 'Berlin, im Oktober 2008', with inscription dated November 2008. The poems without place or date, but with inscription dated from London, 27 May 1981.
SKU: 19041

Both items in good condition, lightly aged, and both in yellow wraps, with plastic clamp at spine holding the loose leaves together. ONE: Autobiography. [3] + 46pp., 8vo. Illustrated with two full-page photographs of Fischer, one showing him as a ten-year-old boy, with autograph caption. The item is signed at the end 'Martin', and has the following inscription on a leaf of green paper at the front: 'Dear Richard, | Times went by, I promised to send you these pages because always the memories of our friendship and your Kindness are a big joy for us. God bless you, | always Yours, | Helga and Martin | (November 2008)'. On the cover Fischer has drawn a stave, with the climbing phrase 'Per Viola ad Astra'. TWO: Poems. Full title: 'Aus den Gesammelten Werken von Martin Fischer | "Oden", | Briefe lyrischen Charakters aus dem Blickfeld eines Musikers | unter dem Motto: | Von der Erhabenheit bis zur Lächerlichkeit is es im Leben oft nur ein kleiner Schritt!' [35]pp., 8vo. Two muscial scores by Fischer at end: 'O Freude über Freude' (1977, 4pp.) and 'Was tönt so wunderbarer Klang' (1975, 3pp,). Two-page inscription from 'Martin' at start: 'Dear Richard | This copy of my "poems" I gave to my family and some friends - so I must give it to you, too! | When I was on tour with the orchestra and our nerves sometimes were not the best because there was too much music and noise and bad hotels and so on, I wrote my impressions down in these letters, I hope I am able to translate it one day! | The kindest regards | Yours Martin | London, 27.5.81'.