Lot 727: Puccini, Giacomo

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Lot 727: Puccini Giacomo: (1858-1924) Italian Composer. A.L.S, G. Puccini, One Page, 4To Folded, N.P. [Milan], 8Th January 1906, To Pavone, In Italian. Puccini Refers To The Text Of A Drama And States 'Wait Before Asking For The Drama - I Will Write To You Again Because I Have Found The Novel Translated Into French Which I Have Ordered In Paris, And After Having Read It, If The First Impression Is Good, I Will Want To Get Full Knowledge Of The Drama.' The Composer Play On Words Referring To A Libretto He Has Been Working On, And States 'The Maria Antonietta Is Faded Out Before Rising - It Doesn'T Work!' Puccini Concludes Sending His Regards To Friends Including Some Contemporary Illustrious Composers, 'Send Regards To Tosti, To Denza, Angeli Whose Address I Ask You To Send Me'. With The Correspondent'S Address Written To The Verso In Puccini'S Hand. A Good Content Letter With A Large Bold Signature. Vg Cosimo Pavone Was A Friend Of Puccini, And Collaborator Of The Musical Editor Ricordi. Most Of Puccini'S Masterworks Were Based On Librettos By Luigi Illica (1857-1919) And Giacomo Giacosa (1847-1906). After Giacosa'S Death, In The Year Of This Letter, Most Of Puccini'S Operas With Illica Did Not Reach A Conclusion, Most Notably Marie Antoinette. Paolo Tosti (1846-1916) Italian, Later British Composer. Luigi Denza (1846-1922) Italian Composer. Alfredo Angeli Was Puccini'S Friend Living In London. It Has Been Reported That Angeli Was The One Who Suggested To Puccini To Go And See David Belasco'S One Act Play Madame Butterfly At The Duke Of York'S Theatre International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £350-600
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