Paris: Durand S.A. Editions Musicales [PN D. & F. 13,403], 1980. First Edition, later issue. Bruno Lussato (1932-2009) was a French philosopher and author."Dutilleux disowned almost all the music he composed before the Piano Sonata (1946-8), which he considered to be his op.1. With [the sonata], written for the pianist Geneviève Joy whom he married in 1946, he produced a substantial work which demonstrated this growing detachment from tonality. The musical language is as much modal as tonal, and the final pages of the last movement, a Chorale and Variations, perhaps show Messiaen's influence in their combination of F-sharp major and the octatonic mode." Caroline Potter in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Original ivory wrappers. 1f. (title), 55, [ii] (blank), [i] (publisher's catalogue) pp.With an autograph inscription by the composer to Bruno Lussato signed in full and dated November 9, 1994 in ink to verso of title: "pour le remercier de sa visite dans l'Ile St. Louis et de l'intéresse (encore) à ces pages ancienne. Avec mes meilleurs souhaits..."
(Inventory #: 27121)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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