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PAUL DUKAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 4/15 - HFSID 73309

The Sorcerer's Apprentice composer sends letter to an acquaintance, planning out when he should arrive in Scranton, Pennsylvania, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Paul Dukas" in black ink. 3 pages integral leaf, 5¼x6½ folded, 10½x6½ flat.

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PAUL DUKAS
The Sorcerer's Apprentice composer sends letter to an acquaintance, planning out when he should arrive in Scranton, Pennsylvania, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Paul Dukas" in black ink. 3 pages integral leaf, 5¼x6½ folded, 10½x6½ flat. Original envelope included. April 15, 1922. In full: "Dear Mrs. Wainwright, I find I have to be at Hartford Conn. on the 27th, that is the day after speaking at Scranton, which interferes with my plans of staying over with you for that day. I should, however, not like to miss the opportunity of availing myself of you invitation to see something of the Scranton country, and Kenyon if it is convenient to you, I will come a day earlier. I have asked Mr. Glass to look up the precise time of my arrival and will let you know it. I am much looking forward to the pleasure of meeting you. Very sincerely yous". Paul Dukas (1865-1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher, best known for his piece "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1896), a symphonic poem which was popular even before Disney's Fantasia made it widely known around the world and across several generations. Intensely self-critical, Dukas often abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions, but some such as the opera "Ariane et Barbe-bleue" (1899) and the ballet "La Peri" (1912) survived and are still performed. He also worked as a music critic, contributing frequent reviews to at least five French journals; later he was appointed professor of composition at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Ecole Normale de Musique, and trained musicians such as Maurice Durufle, Olivier Messiaen, Manuel Ponce, and Joaquin Rodrigo. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Slightly toned. Corners rounded. Envelope slightly soiled and slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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