1-1/4 pp. Octavo. Dated Barcelona, November 30, 1903. On stationery with "Academia Granados" printed at head. In French (with translation).
Granados grants Bellon the exclusive rights to his works in France. In a postscript he also mentions "Pablo" – almost certainly the noted cellist Pablo Casals (1876-1973).
"I have spoken with my editors and they agreed to cede to you the exclusive rights of my works for all of France. I very much wish to see Paris again, and I will do so with the greatest pleasure on that occasion. One day or another I will travel there for nothing more than my own pleasure, and I assure you I will bear that expense without regret... You told me that Pablo would return the 25th – In a letter Pablo tells me that he will be there the 7th. I will certainly tell you of his return..."
Slightly worn; creased at folds.
Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados "appeared frequently in recitals, concerto performances and chamber music alongside such prominent figures as Thibaud, Saint-Saëns and Casals, a personal friend, for whom he composed several pieces. He became well known for his impromptu improvisations... Granados’s musical language is rooted in mainstream European traditions, frequently blended with elements derived from traditional Spanish (and less often Catalan) folk music... [His] foremost strength was undoubtedly his melodic gift, which can be best appreciated in his songs and piano works... Granados made a significant contribution to the development of a national Spanish school and, though he is often considered more conservative than Albéniz or Falla, the degree to which native elements inform his music should not be underestimated... " Mark Larrad in Grove Music Online.
Jean-Bénédikt Bellon (1867-1914) was active as a music publisher from ca. 1902-07.
Letters of Granados are rare to the market. Item #24362
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