CORTOT Alfred (1877-1962)

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CORTOT Alfred (1877-1962)
29 L.A.S. "Alf. Cortot", 1902-1958; 42 pages in-4 or in-8, most with letterheads, a few addresses.

Nice set of letters from the pianist, on the organization of his concerts, and on his collections.

October 27, 1902, to M. Landagne, asking for students to sing with orchestra, "sous ma direction, le 2me acte de Parsifal, Le Déluge avec S t Saëns, et Prométhée," at the NouveauThéâtre... March 12, 1906, press release for Le Figaro on the success of his "Concert romantique" in Berlin. February 22, 1907, to M. Dandelot: "We have therefore agreed to the principle of exclusivity and the possibility for the Trio to play at the Philharmonic. There remains the question of the conditions for the three sessions, and here I must refer to Thibaud and Casals "... March 3, 1908, on Fernand Vandérem's admission to the XV-XX... Saint-Cast August 18, 1910: " Witkowski asks me to play at his place in November your fantasy ", but has too much work with the resumption of his concerts... July 16, 1925, he agrees to be part of the Steinway Piano Committee. "If you see Wilhelm MENGELBERG, would you tell him that I thank him for existing, because he gives meaning to music... San Francisco November 3, 1929, regarding the proofs of his Etudes sur la musique de piano. November 18, 1930, [to Arthur Hoérée], thanking him for his article in Candide: "my opinions on mechanical music are perfectly accurate and very judiciously expressed! "July 20, 1935. With five lectures on Beethoven to prepare, the writing of commentaries for two volumes of Chopin's working edition and a preface on Liszt, he had no time to rework his essay on Paul DUKAS. "But someone who seems to me fully qualified for a new analysis of his piano work is his most remarkable interpreter, Yvonne LEFÉBURE. She plays admirably, thinks well and writes in the same way "... [September 25, 1941], on the reorganization of the École normale de musique: " I spend my days there fighting against time passing too
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