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JULES MASSENET - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/27/1900 - HFSID 29931

The composer pens a letter to Camille Distel, asking permission to publish music with lyrics from one of her poems Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", in black ink, 1p, 4½x7. Paris, 1900 October 27. To "Miss" [Camille Distel].

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JULES MASSENET
The composer pens a letter to Camille Distel, asking permission to publish music with lyrics from one of her poems
Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", in black ink, 1p, 4½x7. Paris, 1900 October 27. To "Miss" [Camille Distel]. In French, translated in full: "I took the liberty of composing music for/ Your Exquisite Poem : Bonne Nuit./ You might know some of my theatrically works: Manon, Werther, Herodiade, etc…and I hope for a favorable response…please accept my most respectful admiration". French composer Jules Massenet (1842-1912) made his name with the comic opera Don César de Bazan (1872). Other operas followed, including Manon (1884), considered by many to be his masterpiece, Le Cid (1885) and Werther (1892). In addition to his ambitious operas and orchestral works, Massenet wrote over 200 popular songs, many of them based on published poems. Massenet composed several tunes put to the words of poet Camille Distel, including "Bonne Nuit". Horizontal fold. Paperclip indentation and rust at upper left margin. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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