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PAUL DUKAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 5/26 - HFSID 73010

The French composer, famed for his piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice, sends letter to friend updating her on his upcoming tour in the "far West", signs name in blue ink Autograph letter signed: "Paul Dukas" in blue ink.

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PAUL DUKAS
The French composer, famed for his piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice, sends letter to friend updating her on his upcoming tour in the "far West", signs name in blue ink
Autograph letter signed: "Paul Dukas" in blue ink. 3 pages integral leaf, 5¼x6½ folded, 10½x6½ flat. Bradley House, Nyack, New York. May 26, no year. In full: "Dear Mrs. Wainwright, At last I am sending Ruth the promised photographs. I am sorry to have been so long with them, but had to get some more made. It is very kind of you to invite me to stay with you at Litchfield and if I am still here I should very much like to com. Only I have just heard from my manager that if I do not go to England he wants to send me out to the far West in the latter part of July and August, so I fear there is little likelihood of my being here. However I will write and let you know. My love to little Ruth and with kindest regards to yourself and Dr. Wainwright. I remain, Yours very sincerely". 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 creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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