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Price: $250.00

MINT CONDITION

ALFRED CORTOT - PIANIST

Two page autographed letter signed to Jean van der Spek, Lausanne, December 29, 1951.

The pianist writes in part:

Dear friend,

Thanks for your good wishes for s year heavily burdened with travel and the many unintended missepts that lie ahead!

And accept the wishes for happiness and health I send you and to your charming wife.  Thanks as well for sending the Franck review.  I want to hope that your research…...will not do you any harm.  Your musiclogical acquisitions….with your projects for…..seem to me of great interest…….

Despite the appearance, the letter is difficult to read.  He goes on to discuss a musical aspect and later Belgian auditions.

Cortot and ven der Spek, who ran the Belgian radio were mutual composer manuscript collectors, especially Chopin.  This is the final letter in our inventory of their correspondence.

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