Item #39658 Autograph musical quotation from the composer's song for voice and piano, Élégie, signed "Massenet" Jules MASSENET.

Autograph musical quotation from the composer's song for voice and piano, Élégie, signed "Massenet"

2 measures notated in black ink from the composer's noted song at head, identified as "Élégie," signed and dated Paris, 1900 at lower portion.

Inscribed to the American composer, violin collector, and banker Louis M. Teichman (ca. 1855-1934) "a Mr. Louis M. Teichman trés sympathiquement" at right margin.

On a cabinet card with a bust-length photograph of the composer laid down to studio mount, with "van Bosch ... Paris" printed to lower margin.

Photograph lightly browned; mount more heavily browned with remnants of adhesive to lower margin; slightly bumped at right corners; remnants of former mount to verso, with annotations in pencil and ink and stamp of "Meyer Bros. & Co." in New York to lower margin.

Élégie, a song to text by Massenet's long-time librettist Louis Gallet (1835-1898), was composed in ca. 1872 and published in 1875.

Massent was one of the most prolific and successful composers of opera in late 19th-early 20th century France; in addition he composed over 200 songs. "The salon culture of his day absorbed songs in great numbers, and most of them were published for an avid market, usually as individual songs, sometimes in collections or cycles. ... As might be expected, Massenet always writes carefully and sympathetically for the voice, sets French with impeccable taste and devises idiomatic and evocative piano parts." Annegret Fauser, Patrick Gillis, and Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.

Item #39658

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