Lot 775: Eminent Romanian-born violinist and composer (1881–1955). Collection of six untranslated letters, all in French, five ALSs and one LS, two dated 1910, all written to composer Fernand Halphen regarding musical matters. The following are several translated quotes from the letters: "I am truly touched by your having thought of my concert in the midst of all your troubles, all your grief…I think I will soon finish my 2nd Symphony and I would like to show it to you.""I thank you again and again…for the charming soiree…for having me play together with adorable Madame Mante…the infinite pleasure of making music in your home under admirable conditions.""I have heard about all the good and beautiful things you are doing in the area of the Front and I deeply regret that I can't go and shake your hand before my departure for Romania.""I have obtained the small Salle Pleyel for June 11, absolutely without cost and this, thanks to you…Mr. Lyon has been most gracious to me and says that he'll have my piece for Harp printed at his expense. I'm still hard at work." In overall fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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