GOUNOD Charles (1818-1893)

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GOUNOD Charles (1818-1893)

56 L.A.S. "Ch. Gounod" or "Gounod" and 1 P.A., 1864-1887 and n.d., to Ernest LEGOUVÉ (or Madame); 105 pages in-8 or in-12 (a few pencil letters, one torn)

Nice correspondence to his friend Ernest Legouvé, the author of the Two Queens of France, a drama for which Gounod fi tted the music (1865; Théâtre-Italien 25 November 1872).

Montretout 29 July 1864. He waits for him on Sunday with the complete words of his chorus. "I too neglected to send you the monster you asked me for"... Saint-Cloud 31 May 1865. Plan to come to Seine-Port with the tragic Adélaïde RISTORI, one day when she will not play in Béatrix [de Legouvé]... Barèges August 22, 1866. "I regretted not attending your reading of PONSARD's Galileo at the Academy: it is only rumors of his success and yours in the newspapers. Ponsard is said to be very, very ill "... November 14, 1866, regretting that his absence from Paris prevented him from attending the revival of his friend's " charming work ", Par droit de conquête... December 3, 1866. PARADOL found their letter "very hard"; his two brothers-in-law and Charles-Ernest Beulé advocated "the silence of contempt"; BEULÉ "claims that one never answers these people and these things; that it is to put their poop in one's own hands"... March 5, 1867: "If I accept? - But a billion times - Tudieu! Galileo! A Ponsard premiere! And close to you! But you fill me up! "... November 23rd, 1868. " It was impossible for me to go to ROSSINI's funeral!!! "... Rome, February 3, 1869. "Choudens tells me that we will not spend this year. He worked like a horse on his project for an oratorio of Saint Cecilia; he will bring back from this trip "for q.q. years of music to be made"... Morainville July 21, 1869. Michel CARRÉ sent him the first scene from Polyeucte, which is almost all composed... SaintCloud 4 August 1870. "Polyeucte is fi ni, and fi ni completely, of head. It remains for me to write it; it's a year's work"... Trouville 17 Augu
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