L.A.S. "Vincent d'Indy", Vernoux (Ardèche) October 18, 1891, to Alfred CHEVALIER, and autographed PHOTOGRAPHY; 4 pages in-8, and 8.6 x 5.6 cm mounted on 14.5 x 11 cm
map. About the
organization of a concert in Nantes andAngers.
"I am extremely flattered and happy that, having given a concert of my works last year, you would be kind enough to ask me again this year" . He mentions possible dates in January, before his departure for Belgium. "A more serious matter is the question of the programme. You know that I have only a rather small baggage of purely orchestral works," and one must eliminate what has already been heard in these two cities: "this work is done, I think there is not much left in my baggage"; and he lists his works from The Enchanted Forest, indicating the dates of auditions in Nantes or Angers since 1879, with a few comments: "La Chevauchée du Cid, but you need a baritone solo and choir! [...] Wait for me under the elm tree, Ouverture, in a slightly light style for your Concerts. Lied p. cello and orchestra, you need a cellist full of abnegation. Suite in D p. trumpet, 2 flutes and strings, you need an excellent trumpet player. Symphony in 3 parts for piano and orchestra, a pianist who is a friend of difficulty is de rigueur. Karadec, orchestral suite, not very bad "... He concludes: " See what you can catch in it, and be kind enough to agree on this with Bordier, if you do not find a way to compose a sufficiently interesting program, put me off to another year "