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One page autographed letter signed to his pupil Monic Cecconi-Botella on the verso of a picture postcard, Paris, May 6, 1967.  The image is of a scene on the Seine in L’Ile St. Louis in Paris, where Dutilleux lived.

 

Paris 6/5/67

Dear Friend, I always answer letters but often late ... Do not be angry with me and believe that your news from Rome has pleased me. Happy to know you have conquered Italy. I wish you all the best for the work you have undertaken there.

With my faithful and friendly sympathy.

Henri Dutilleux.

Dutilleux (1916-2013) studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1933 to 1938, winning the Prix de Rome in 1938.  His stay in Rome only lasted four months due to the War, but he held fond memories of Rome for the rest of his life.  The great French composer started out as a composition prodigy and composed throughout his life.  After the War,  he took his first position as the Director of Musical Services at Radiodiffusion Française from 1945 until 1963.  From 1961 to 1970 he was a Professor at the École Normale de Musique where he taught Monic Cecconi.  He did not teach at the Conservatoire until 1970 and that was for only one year. Thereafter he was a full-time composer.  Dutilleux was known to keep in touch with his pupils and Cecconi was one of his very best, winning the Prix de Rome at the Paris Conservatoire in 1966.  Here he is responding to an obvious news filled letter about her time in Rome.

Monic Cecconi-Botella (1936-    ) born just outside of Paris studied at the Conservatoire and the École Normale with Dutilleux, Duruflé and Rivier.  She won the Grande Prix of the Prix de Rome in 1966 and has appeared throughout her life as both a pianist and a composer.  She has been a Professor at the Paris Conservatoire since 1983.  The French Academy awarded her a Grande Prix du Disque for her opera “Noctuale”.  She has composed works for a variety of genres, particularly opera and also children’s opera as well as works for chamber and solo instruments.

A unique letter from a legendary French 20th Century composer!   

 

 

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