Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent. Claude DEBUSSY.
Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent
Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent
Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent

Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent

1 page. Octavo (ca. 168 x 122 mm). Dated Thursday evening. On mourning stationery. In French (with translation).

"I have to attend [?Louis] Laloy's premiere; naturally that is tomorrow, on Friday... Would you change the enclosed tickets for Saturday? Thanks again..."

Slightly worn and browned; creased at folds and upper outer corner of final blank folio; small rust stain from paper clip to inner margin of final folio, not affecting text.

"One of the most important musicians of his time, [Debussy's] harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic." François Lesure and Roy Howat in Grove Music Online.

"Laloy [1874-1944] was a noted defender of contemporary French music and was a close friend of, and mediator between, Ravel and Debussy, with whom he collaborated on some unrealized stage works; he was also the author of the first major work (and the first in the French language) on Debussy." John Trevitt in Grove Music Online.

Item #26836

Price: $2,000.00  other currencies

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