Gevaert, François Auguste, Belgian musicologist and composer (1828-1908). Autograph letter signed ("FAGevaert").

Bruxelles, 18 March 1876.

Large 8vo. 1¾ pages on bifolium.

 220.00

To Monsieur Ortolan about two volumes of Gevaert's work, the second Gevaert promises to send at the beginning of the following year. Gevaert responses that he does not have to consulte his editeur for this reason as this concerns his brother-in-law. Gavaert assures Ortolan his appreciation and hopes that he would read the work. The last part of the letter concerns Gavaert's elder brother, Gevaert de Gand and his composed masses. François gives some details to these compositions about the "harmonista", the melody part, and the notation that accompanies the instrument: "Sans que j'ai besoin de consulter mon éditeur, - que est en même temps mon beau-frère -, je vous prie d'accepter le volume en question et de me demander le second (et dernier) vers le commencement de l'année prochaine.

Seulement ayez la bonté de lire l'ouvrage. [...] Le Gevaert de Gand est mon frère ainé [...]".

On stationery with lith. letterhead of the Conservatoire Royal.

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