Manu Contac shared some days ago this interesting information about Albert Schweitzer and Carmen Sylva, the Romanian Queen.
Schweitzer’s book on Bach (which he first wrote in French and then rewrote and doubled in German) made him a lot of friends throughout the world.
My Romanian readers will be glad to find out that Queen Elisabeth (29 December 1843 – 3 March/2 November 1916), wife of our first king, Carol I, was among his numerous correspondents.
Carmen Sylva, Queen of Romania, wrote me a long letter because I had made her beloved Bach still dearer to her, and it was followed by a whole series of others. The latest of them, directed to Africa, was painfully written with a pencil because her hand, which suffered from rheumatism, could no longer hold a pen. I could not accept the frequently written invitation at her castle in Sinaya, which carried with it the obligation to play the organ for her two hours a day. In the last years before my…
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