Autograph note in black ink on Conservatoire National de Musique ... Cabinet du Directeur letterhead to an unidentified female correspondent. 1905-20. In French. Double matted in sepia/gilt double window. Image size 175 x 120 mm., autograph size 94 x 127 mm., overall size 320 x 418 mm. Gilt-framed and glazed.
"Dear Madame, Pardon me, I beg you. I was convinced that I had responded yes to you. I enjoyed the party yesterday very much, and I thank you with all my heart. To both of you, my sincerest regards."
Fauré was active as a composer, teacher, pianist, and organist. He succeeded Théodore Dubois as director of the Conservatoire in October of 1905, from where he retired in 1920.
"The most advanced composer of his generation in France, he 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.
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