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Fauré, Gabriel
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE SONG "LES BERCEAUX" OP.23, NO.1, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("...A LADY CAMPBELL CLARKE, TRES RESPECTUEUX HOMMAGE DE SON BIEN RECONNAISSANT GABRIELFAURE, PARIS, 15 AVRIL 1899")
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Fauré, Gabriel
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE SONG "LES BERCEAUX" OP.23, NO.1, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("...A LADY CAMPBELL CLARKE, TRES RESPECTUEUX HOMMAGE DE SON BIEN RECONNAISSANT GABRIELFAURE, PARIS, 15 AVRIL 1899")
Estimate
2,0002,500
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Fauré, Gabriel
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE SONG "LES BERCEAUX" OP.23, NO.1, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("...A LADY CAMPBELL CLARKE, TRES RESPECTUEUX HOMMAGE DE SON BIEN RECONNAISSANT GABRIELFAURE, PARIS, 15 AVRIL 1899")
a setting of Sully Prudhomme's poem "Le long du Quai, les grands vaisseaux", two bars notated in black ink, on three staves, in 12/8 in C minor, for voice and piano

c.18 x 26cm, on thin card, with a photograph of Fauré laid down to the right of the quotation, Paris, 15 April, 1899, slight cockling of the card from the photograph – together with an autograph letter signed (“GabrielFauré”), to Lady Campbell Clarke, accepting a dinner invitation and asking her to write to confirm the date with his friend Bages


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Catalogue Note

Les Berceaux was published by Hamelle of Paris in 1881, where this mélodie appears in the original key of B-flat minor.  Lady Campbell Clarke was the wife of the Daily Telegraph's correspondent in Paris, where she met many celebrities of the era, including Mark Twain, Puccini, Massenet, Caruso, Viardot and others. 

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