L.A.S. "Maurice Ravel", June 8, 1916, to his friend Lucien GARBAN; 1 oblong page in-8 very tightly written, on the back of a Correspondence Card of the Armed Forces of the Republic, address with ink stamp of the Convois automobiles.
Amusing letter about the choir Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis de ses Trois Chansons.
The "driver Ravel", of the "15th section of the automobile fleet", is then ill at the emergency room; his friend Lucien Garban is in charge of reviewing the editions: "Excuses for the song... of faults. ...] For the Three Beautiful Birds, the choir is in eff and without words. What do you want? But we can't make them say ...., it would be monotonous. Go for "a, if it makes you happy. The major is unfortunately back. "While approving of the cacodylate shots ordered by the other, and which he would never have thought of, he advised me to take up some small chores, to distract me (sic). He was the one who treated with iodine tincture a poor guy that the other had evacuated for tuberculosis. Unfortunately, for the moment there are no more painting chores [...] Your letter Tango? It's simply the colour of the paper, and not, as you thought, because I found it Argentinian, nor that the style was as relaxed as this daring dance "...
Enclosed is an autograph envelope signed by Lucien Garban.
L'intégrale, n° 817.