Text Box: HARMONIE AUTOGRAPHS AND MUSIC INC.

MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

Price: sold

FINE CONDITION

One page autographed letter signed octavo on his residential letterhead at 7 Rue des Saints-Pierre, Paris.

Widorís hand is never easy to read and this letter is quite illegible.† What we have been able to divine from it is; Saturday, Thanks,† dear friend, I have taken the score, the one with the percussion....

Widor (1844-1937) inarguably the greatest French organist of his generation was far more than an organist and a composer of organ and liturgical music.† A true French romantic period composer, he wrote three symphonies for orchestra, three operas, two ballets, incidental music for the stage, several organ concertos with orchestra, two piano concertos, a cello concerto, and a concerto form called a Fantasie for piano and orchestra and one for harp and orchestra.† He also wrote chamber music, quintets, quartets, violin sonatas, loads of piano music, secular songs in addition to the 10 organ symphonies that he is best remembered for today.† In his own day, his works outside of the church were quite popular and well performed.

Except for the of the period hand oil stains at the bottom left, in fine condition.†††

CHARLES MARIE WIDOR - COMPOSER & ORGANIST
Text Box: COMPOSER AUTOGRAPHS

Phone: 212-860-5541† *† Fax: 917-677-8247