E. T. A. Hoffmann
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German writer, composer, music critic, jurist, draughtsman and caricaturist (b. 24 January 1776 in Königsberg; d. 25 June 1822 in Berlin), born Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.
Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Hoffmann
Notes and References
- In Letter 4634 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 6/18 March 1892, Tchaikovsky had suggested the wording "Story from the fairy-tale by Hoffmann and Dumas senior" for the title page of the ballet. However, Pyotr Jurgenson replied on 13/25 March 1892 that this could create copyright difficulties with the heirs of the estate of Alexandre Dumas. In Letter 4643 to Jurgenson, 14/26 March 1892, the composer concurred: "Certainly, don't mention Dumas".