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ÉMILE PRUDENT - PIANIST

Album leaf autographed 5 bar, double staved musical quotation of an unknown work in the key of B flat major and marked allegretto in waltz time.  Offered with a spectacular Pierre Petit of Paris carte de visite photograph.

Prudent, (1817-1863) was born in Paris and orphaned as a child.  A pupil of Zimmermann, Lecoupy and Laurent at the Paris Conservatoire, he managed to graduate with a first in piano and without sponsorship.  He initially was an imitator of Thalberg and Mendelssohn.  Interestingly, he gained his first success before the public in a dual recital with Thalberg.  Prudent quickly became one of the favorite pianists of his day in the “Pianopolis” of Paris.  Like his contemporaries, he became well known for his compositions, the best known are the operatic paraphrases, which he played with perhaps the best technical facility of his day.  He also wrote two piano concertos, both given their premiers in London, the first in 1848.  Prudent toured the Continent as well and interestingly, unlike some of his contemporaries, he would slip his own works into concerts of others works, rather than the opposite which was a custom of the day.  One contemporary composer of his was Louis Moreau Gottschalk, the American virtuoso and he became one of the first European pianists to play Gottschalk’s works in concert.

There are 70 published Prudent works, we reviewed 30 and could not find a match for this quotation.