Autograph note signed "Massenet" to the French composer and musicologist Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938), 42 rue de Grenelle, [Paris]. Jules MASSENET.

Autograph note signed "Massenet" to the French composer and musicologist Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938), 42 rue de Grenelle, [Paris].

1 page. In black ink on light green airletter with integral address panel. No date, but postmarked "2... 1... 12" (?January 2, 1912). In French.

Massenet thanks Emmanuel for his heartfelt words, saying "the future belongs to you," lamenting the fact that he will not be there, and thanking his correspondent "with all his soul."

"Je vous dis absolument mon émotion charmée de toutes vos paroles. Vous êtes un professeur éminent et l'avenir vos appartient. J'aimerais être la... alors! De toute mon âme, merci! Massenet."

From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Together with:
An autograph letter signed "Lucette" to Marilyn Horne. 1-1/2 pp. Folio. Dated Paris, February 1st 1991. On printed letterhead of Arts Opera-Promotion. In French. Horne's correspondent calls her "an exceptional artist, with an exceptional personality" and thanks her "a million times" for coming, hoping that they will be able to do other concerts together; she goes on to transcribe the Massenet note.

Massenet note slightly worn; creased overall and at folds; "120" in blue pencil to address panel; with small perforations to edges, as issued.

"[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." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.

A distinguished American mezzo-soprano, "Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #30284

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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