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GEORGES MIGOT -  COMPOSER

Price: $175.00

                 NEAR MINT CONDITION

The composer, painter and poet writes to mezzo-soprano chanteuse Magdeleine Greslé on a    6.5” x 9.5” fold over score featuring two piano works, “Les Deux Pigeons” (1930) and and extract from his 1927 piano cycle, “Le Petit Fablier”, January 3, 1958.

 

Migot writes to “his very dear friend” and extends greetings to her and Marguerite (probably her occasional pianist Marguerite Rolier) and tells he is returning to Paris on the 8th.

 

Migot (1891-1976) was a pupil of Widor, Gigot, Guillment and d’Indy at the Conservatoire. From 1918-1920 he won three firsts in composition.  Dukas, Ravel and Ropartz, the judges of the Prix Blumenthal chose Migot the prize winner in 1921.  (6,000 Francs per year, for two years.) He was against the neo-classical form of Les Six, termed himself a “French School of One” and steeped himself in Medieval form.  He was also an aesthetic composer.  Migot was a prolific composer of over two hundred and fifty published works including 4 operas, 12 symphonies, two additional symphonies, Sinfonia da chiesa pour instruments à vent, Petite symphonie en trois mouvements enchaînés pour orchestre à cordes, Suites, Poems and Concertos for solo instruments and orchestra, 10 oratorios, 7 works regarding the life of Jesus and many songs often using his own poetry as the lyrics.  Migot from 1949-1961 was the curator of the Conservatoires Museum of Ancient Instruments.

 

An unusual format written to a singer who literally knew every major French composer of the pre-war 20th Century.

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