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Price: $135.00

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NADIA BOULANGER - ORGANIST & COMPOSER

Typed letter signed to Clarence Brodeur with a hand written note on the bottom, Paris, April 27, 1974.

Dear Brodie,

Thank you for your letter. How sad to think that Quinto is no longer there, but his hope remains there and adds to your conviction.

I immediately wrote to Mademoiselle Seiler, and at once wrote to Monsieur Sachs, to thank him, and I thank you with all my heart.

Am very hesitant about the (French) Horn pupil and in general about the pupils who are unique in their specialty, it creates a very difficult financial situation for the School, and on the other hand I find it unfortunate to refuse them. What do you think?

I will not make a decision on that, until you know your reactionÖ...

 

The legendary Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) a pianist, organist, conductor and composer founded the American School at Fontainebleau in 1921.† She taught some of the great composers and musicians of the 20th Century including Aaron Copland, Robert Russell Bennett, Mark Blitzstein, Elliot Carter, Clifford Curzon, David Diamond, Jean FranÁaix, Roy Harris, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Dinu Lipatti, Astor Piazolla, Virgil Thomson and Beveridge Webster.† They are but a smattering of her pupils who studied at Fontainebleau.† She left the school in 1940, escaping the Naziís and taught in the U.S. until 1945, when she returned to France and after a stint at the Conservatoire was appointed Director of the American School in 1953.

Clarence Brodeur (1905-1989) was an American artist, for many years a professor at the American School at Fontainebleau and a close friend of Boulangerís.† He later moved to America where he became known for his portraits of persons of fame including Einstein and was the official artist of the State of Connecticut.

The letter has a few creases and a few minor tears, but would make an excellent letter for display.