14th Dec. 1892
New York City
I am playing every day somewhere and everyday anywhere and every day in another town.
That is to day, I am engaged for 150 concerts consecutive concerts, and I am obliged to grind them down to the best of my abil abilities, and as satisfactorily to the public and to my manager - and managers as possible - mais il ne s’agit pas de cela , but of another matter, a[n] important a most important matter to me, if not to you- next month January the 26th or 28th I am going to play at the Grand Central Music Hall in Chicago and it will be a violin recital with orchestral accompaniment conducted by Theodor Thomas - it will be my, not T. Thomas’s concert, and as I will play your wonderful - your admirable Violin Concert in its entirety, and as the management has a great work - I mean, work in expenses, - they asked me to write to you, and ask of you a few lines, addressed to me, and that I played your concerto with your personal accompaniment in your own private apartments a few days after my arrival in America (Oct the 14th) - and if you would kindly add to it, that I played it to your satisfaction. The management would publish your letter in the programme itself, and of course would mention it, that it will be the first public performance in America. Now Zlata friend and grrrrrand composer, if you would do this, and as soon as possible - a few lines will suffice.
You would greatly oblige
Your friend and admirer
Ad[d]ress: Eduard Reményi
Care of H.B. Theasle Eng
I send you herewith my portrait
I heard it only after the concert at Seidl’s - Oct the 23rd - that you were present - I am sorry for myself as I was not well - and could not do no notice to myself - but this happens to me once in 200 years - and it won't happen with your [notová ukázka]
Kindest regards to your wife and children -