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RENÉ-PAUL BAILLOT - PIANIST & COMPOSER

Verso autographed and inscribed Pierre Petit of Paris cabinet photograph to Aimée Tarpet-Leclercq by the French pianist, composer and Paris Conservatoire professor, July 19, 1884.  He writes, With affectionate tribute of your old professor and friend.

 

Baillot (1813-1889) dedicates the photograph to a former pupil, Aimée Tarpet-Leclercq who at this time was also a professor and colleague at the Paris Conservatoire.  Baillot was the son of the legendary French violinist Pierre Baillot.  Rene-Paul studied both piano with Jean Baptiste Desormery Ignave Pleyel and violin privately with his Father.  In 1848 the Paris Conservatoire created a position for him as the first chamber music professor.  He was given tenure in 1851.  Baillot owned the manuscript for Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, op. 57 for most of his life.  He received it from the pianist Marie Bigot whom Beethoven had given it to after she played the then new work for him from sight. The French pianist Bigot (1786-1820) spent the years 1804-1809 with her husband in Vienna and was well known in musical circles in Vienna and became close friends with Beethoven, Haydn and Salieri impressing them all with her talent. They Bigot’s moved back to Paris in 1809.  She was also great friends with Pierre Baillot and when she died at the age of 34 left the Appassionata score in her will to young René, who was seven at the time.  In turn upon his death, René willed the manuscript to the Bibliothéque Nationale de France.

 

Baillot’s pupil Aimée Félicie Tarpet-Leclercq (1839-19??) was a pianist and a Paris Conservatoire graduate.  She received a 1st in solfège in 1853 and a 1st in piano performance in 1855.  She graduated in 1860.  After several years as a concert pianist she accepted a position in 1864 at the Conservatoire teaching preparatory piano.  In 1889 she was promoted to a professorship teaching piano at the college level.  Leclercq was married twice, once in 1864 to Tarpet and in 1888 to a Charles Monnot.  Several composers dedicated works to her including Joseph O’Kelly. 

 

A rare pianist autograph!