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Price: $300.00

MINT CONDITION

Autographed note signed on his imprinted carte de visite and a pristine Chalot of Paris cabinet photograph.

Mr. Massenet enthusiastically recommends Mr. Sechiari 1st prize of violin of the conservatory and his quartet.

Massenet

Massenet (1842-1912) rarely says anything of import on his visiting cards, usually a casual holographed salutation and not signed.  In this case he makes a recommendation for a rather important French musicians, Pierre Sechiari

Sechiari (1877-1933), graduated with a unanimous first from the Paris Conservatoire, where assenet was one of the judges.  He was the concertmaster of the Concerts de Conservatoire and later the Concerts Lamoreaux.  He was friendly with Massenet, Ravel and Debussy and often performed with Alfredo Casella as his accompanist, a classmate from the Conservatoire. He led a quartet composed of colleagues from the Concerts Lamoreaux, the Quartor Sechiari, which consisted of himself, violist Louis Bailly (later with the Flonzaley Quartet), violinist Marcel Houdret and cellist Jules Marneff.  Sechiari also founded a subscription of concerts under the name Concerts Sechiari which among other things premiered Debussy’s Trois Ballades de Francois Villon.  Moritz Moskowski dedicated the first, “Nymphes” of his op. 82 4 Mourceaux to the violinist.   

Would be an excellent pair for display!

           JULES MASSENET - COMPOSER
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