MASSENET Jules (1842-1912)

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MASSENET Jules (1842-1912)
Autograph MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS; over 100 pages in various formats, mostly oblong in-4. Large set of drafts and sketches. 83 pages oblong in-4, mostly drafts and pencil sketches, mainly for Roma (1912) with first draft drafts of entire scenes, and several ink sketches for Ariadne (1906), fragments of melodies, etc.; one sheet is dated "Pourville Jeudi 14 Juillet /98. On joue Thaïs à l'opéra, à Paris, en matinée spectacle gratuit à l'occasion de la Fête Nationale". 6 pages grand in-fol. (torn by the middle then glued back together, 22-25, 27-28): fragment of the orchestration of Kassya by Léo Delibes on prepared vocal part: the Count, choir and peasants (act IV, scene 2). Plus 3 large folios, 2 pages with orchestra, and 2 pages corrected with a melody. 13 pages in-12 of sketches, scraps or cut-out fragments. A p.a.s. for a place at the premiere of Cinderella, and a letter addressed to Massenet for his admission to the Cercle de l'Union Artistique (1884) are attached.
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