[Kerrion, Achille (recipient), French cellist and conductor (1868-1939)]. 5 autograph letters signed, 2 autograph postcards signed, and one autograph visiting card signed.

Paris, Mainz, Florence, Seattle, and no place, 1893-1909 and no date.

8vo and oblong 12mo. Together 16 pp. on 3 bifolia and 7 single sheets. The postcards with autograph address verso.


A collection including: autograph visiting card signed by the French composer Hedwige Chrétien (1859-1944), with thanks for his artistic interpretation of her choral work "Nos Soldats"; and an ALS by Georges Razigade (1876-1947) about working on his "Cortège" and "Air ballet", looking forward to having it followed by his "Danse moldave", the orchestration for which he has arranged: "Je viens de travailler tout spécialement pour votre orchestre au Cortège et l'Air ballet. Comme vous me l'avez fait espèrer, je serai très heureux de l'entendre avec ma 'Danse Moldave', qui y fait suite; j'ai donc arrangé une orchestration spéciale pour que tout soit entendu [...]".

APcS by the Italian composer Adolfo Baci (1834-1918), about sending him a sonata.

ALS by the French pianist and composer Gabrielle Ferrari (1851-1921), who regrets not having seen Kerrion's sister, the singer Stéphanie Kerrion, prior to the departure of the same.

ALS by the countess Oblonska, recommending "Poéme d'Antar" by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) to be performed at the Palais de l'Industrie.

ALS by a friend of Kerrion's engaged in Mainz, mentioning a large salary, being surrounded by artists, and playing all the operas by Wagner, Beethoven and Mozart as a plus, while also feeling tied down there, wishing Kerrion and their mutual friend, the Italian violinist and composer Francesco de Guarnieri (1867-1927), were there, hoping to visit them the following year: "Je suis très bon caré ici, je n'ai pas beaucoup de besogne et suis largement payé. Au surplus je suis entouré de vrais artistes. L'orchestre et les chefs sont très bons et on a des executions magnifiques. Nous jouons tous les Operas de Wagner ainsi que ceux de Beethoven et Mozart [...] Je suis enchainé ici probablement par toujours car il y a une retraite de gouvernement. Je crois bien cependant aller te voir l'année prochaine. Si tu étais ici avec de Guarnieri cela serait beaucoup plus agréable pour moi [...]".

Includes several musical manuscripts of early 19th century Italian airs, as well as 3 ALS by unidentified artists.

Strips of paper mounted on verso; slightly brownstained in places; some marginal tears, not touching the text.

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