A Young Aunt's Lullaby pour violon seul
Small folio (315 x 240 mm). 5, [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on 12-stave printed music paper. Expression/technique markings in pencil. With dedication to head of first leaf "à Yelly[!] d'Aranyi, pour endormir sa nièce." Signed and dated at conclusion "Raymond Petit 6-12 août 1925."
Berceuse pour violon seul
Folio (350 x 275 mm). 4pp. + 1f. (short unrelated draft in pencil to verso), 1f. (blank). Notated in black ink on 20-stave "Durand & Cie 4, Place de la Madeleine, PARIS" printed music paper. With corrections and expression/technique markings in pencil. Dedication to head of first leaf "a Jelly d'Aranyi."
Some wear; outer leaves of both manuscripts slightly soiled.
Published in Vienna by Universal, ©1928.
Raymond Petit was a composer, writer, and music journalist active during the 1920s and '30s in Paris. His best-known works are for solo guitar, including Sicilienne and Nocturne. He also wrote vocal music including the opera La Sulamite.
Jelly d’Aranyi (1893-1966) was one of the most celebrated violinists of the first half of the 20th century. The grand-niece of Joseph Joachim and sister of violinist Adila Fachiri, d’Aranyi initially learned the violin from her elder sister, but made such swift progress that after only six weeks she passed the entrance exam for the Budapest Royal Academy. Described as a passionate, stormy player, one critic wrote of d’Aranyi that “There is something overwhelming in her playing that seems to be independent of notes, trills, and neck-breaking violin pieces; …the devil lies in her body, who carries everything away with him.” A. Hildebrand, from a review published in Freie Stimmen, 1909.
D'Aranyi's niece Adrienne Fachiri-Camilloni (presumably the niece referred to in the dedication of the "Young aunt's Lullaby") was the daughter of violinist Adila Fachiri, d'Aranyi's elder sister and long-time performance partner. When d'Aranyi was presented with the 'Lord Dunraven' Stradivarius, she gave her Bergonzi violin to Adrienne.
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