Autograph letter signed to Emmanuel Rey. Gabriel FAURÉ.

Autograph letter signed to Emmanuel Rey.

Postmarked Lausanne, September 28, [19]06. With name and address of the recipient to verso. In French (with translation).

Fauré gladly accepts a musical engagement from his correspondent.

"... I thank you for your offer which I accept with the greatest pleasure. When I return to Paris I am at your disposal to speak about the program."

Light rust stain and impression from paper clip to lower left margin of recto; some light smudging.

"The most advanced composer of his generation in France, [Faure] developed a personal style that had considerable influence on many early 20th-century composers. His harmonic and melodic innovations also affected the teaching of harmony for later generations." Jean-Michel Nectoux in Grove Music Online.

This letter was written during a pivotal time in Fauré's musical career. His position, which he had acquired in October 1905, as director of the Paris Conservatory made him famous, and as a result his works began to be performed at important concerts. Item #23453

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