[French musicians]. 4 autograph letters signed, 4 portrait photographs with autograph dedications and/or signatures, and a printed concert programme signed.

Paris, Strasbourg, and no place, 1876, 1976, and no date.

8vo and 4to. Together 10½ pp. on 2 bifolia and 7 single sheets. One letter with autograph address verso.


The composer Albert Roussel (1869-1937) writes to the secretary of the "Quinson Comedia" in Paris, cancelling an invitation by the French playwright and theatre director Gustave Quinson (1868-1943) due to an urgent meeting scheduled for breakfast: "Je regrette vivement de ne pouvoir me rendre demain à l'aimable invitation de Monsieur Quinson, ayant accepté pour le déjeuner un rendez-vous urgent auquel il m'est impossible de manquer [...]".

The conductor Jules Pasdeloup (1819-87) lets a friend know he did not meet him in Munich and Strasbourg and has therefore departed for Paris: "Je suis venu vous reprende à Munich vous êtes parti j'arrive ici vous n'y trouvai je pars pour Paris et vous sers la main [...]". On headed stationery of the Hôtel de la Maison Rouge in Strasbourg.

The portrait photographs show the organist Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013), the trumpeter Maurice André (1933-2012), the pianist Jeanne-Marie Darré (1905-99), and the baritone Michel Dens (1911-2000), bearing their signature, those of Alain and Darré with short inscriptions and signatures.

The concert programme of the "Séance Solennelle de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne" of 14 Feb. 1976 is signed by an unidentified writer; the remaining 2 ALS by unidentified artists.

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