In all these transactions Marie von Hohenlohe acted as an intermediary.
In the first week of April 1883, Liszt met Marie von Hohenlohe to settle his plans for the 'definitive' libretto.
20 In a letter of 2 March 1883, Marie von Hohenlohe, who at that time knew St Stanislaus better than anyone except Liszt himself, told Adelheid von Schorn that Liszt had conceived the oratorio as a pendant to his Elisabeth: 'Liszt schreibt mir dass er an seinem St.
Liszt to Gustav von Hohenlohe, 30 November 1873, Franz Liszt's Briefe, ed.
33 Liszt to Gustav von Hohenlohe, 9 June 1874, Franz Liszt's Briefe, ed.
36 Liszt to Marie von Hohenlohe, 10 June 1874, The Letters of Franz Liszt to Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, trans.
see also Liszt to Marie von Hohenlohe, 26 November 1875, The Letters of Franz Wittgenstein, trans.
Liszt to Marie von Hohenlohe, 8 June 1878; copy in Hohenlohe's hand, GSA 60/B3m.
66 Liszt to Marie von Hohenlohe, 11 January 1883; copy in Hohenlohe's hand, GSA 60/B3m.
That the Vatican sent an eleventh-hour message on the very eve of the scheduled ceremony, stating that the marriage had to be postponed due to new objections, is laid at the door of Gustav von Hohenlohe
and hostile relatives of Carolyne.