ALFRED BRUNEAU - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 169521
Sale Price $552.50
Two measures of music from an unknown piece and with French lyrics by the well-respected opera composer
Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "Alfred Bruneau", in black ink, 7x2½ ruled paper. Two measures of music from an unknown piece with French lyrics, translated in full: “If God wants it, I want it.” French critic and composer Alfred Bruneau (1857-1934) was influenced by Romantic composers like Berlioz and Wagner, but is still considered an influential composer in bringing realism to French opera. Bruneau studied cello and composition under Jules Massenet at the Paris Conservatorie before focusing on composing for the stage. Bruneau met novelist Émile Zola in 1888, and the two collaborated on several operas, with Zola providing the librettos, including Le Rêve (1891), L'Attaque du moulin (1893), Messidor (1897), L'Ouragan (1901), L'Enfant-Roi (1905) and Naïs Micoulin (1907). Bruneau also provided the incidental music for Zola's Faute de l'abbe Mouret (1907). His other works include the operas Kérim (1887), Angelo and Virginie (1931), the ballets Les Bacchantes (1912) and L'Amoreuse Leçon (1913), a Requiem (1896) and the song Chants de la vie (1913). Lightly creased. Signature is cut off at bottom edge. Writing that is difficult to decipher on verso. Musical quotation is cut off at top edge. Tear in bottom edge, which touches signature. Show-through touches signature and musical quotation. Missing top right corner. Irregular top edge. Neatly torn from binding at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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