Autograph letter signed "M. Massenet," most probably to the tenor Francesco Tamagno. Jules MASSENET.

Autograph letter signed "M. Massenet," most probably to the tenor Francesco Tamagno

1 page. Small octavo. Dated Égreville, August 25, 1902. In French (with translation).

Massenet thanks his correspondent, perhaps for performing one of his compositions, and promises to send him the score.

"What joy you give me, and how fortunate for the work... I am having the score sent to you immediately."

Slightly worn and soiled; creased at central fold.

Massenet was "the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th... [His] place in the history of French music is secure, for although he is not to be bracketed with Berlioz or Debussy or even Bizet, he generously satisfied the tastes of the 'belle époque' and retained his standing as a master of the lyric stage for well over a generation." Hugh MacDonald in Grove Music Online. Item #23330

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