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Price: $135.00

MINT CONDITION

Autographed note signed to Henri Huegel the music publisher and signs with his full last name.† We offer with a vintage French postcard portrait.

Pugno writes to Heugel, My dear Heugel, For you and yours, all your health and happiness - with the sincere expression of my affectionately devoted feelings.

R. Pugno

Pugno (1852-1914) was a pupil at the Paris Conservatoire of Chopinís pupil pianist Georges Mathias, organist Francois Benoist and Conservatorie Director, composer Ambroise Thomas. Pugno had an extremely important career as a virtuoso musician, pedagogue and administrator.† He was appointed Music Director of the Paris Opera in 1871, served as the titular organist and choir director of Saint Eugene in Paris from 1872 to 1892.† He was a professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatoire from 1892-1896 and piano from 1896 - 1901.† Whilst all of that was on his plate he was a concert recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber music performer.† He was considered at the same level of virtuosity as Saint-SaŽns and Plante, though critics considered him of the same skill level and more cultured.† When questioned on the speed of some of his Chopin performances, he would always nod to his mentor Georges Mathias, Chopinís pupil and state that was the way Mathias taught the given work.† Pugno was also a composer and wrote more than fiver operas, ballets, a small amount of chamber music and lots of solo piano works.† He also was the editor of multiple volumes of Chopinís works.

Pugnoís legacy as a teach included his most famous pupil Nadia Boulanger with whom she studied after the left the Conservatoire.† Other Pugno pupils included Andre Benoist,† Jeanne Blancard, Celiny† Chailleyt-Richez, Camille Decreus, Ernst Levy, Germaine Schnitzer and Andre Vaurabourg.† He later worked consistently with Eugene Ysaˇe and passed away during one of their Russian tours.

 

 

 

 

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