"Although Lalo's fame has rested, in France at least, on Le roi d'Ys, his instrumental music must be accorded a more prominent historical importance, for it represents a decisively new direction in French music at that period, taken more or less simultaneously by César Franck and Saint-Saëns. Outside France the Symphonie espagnole, a violin concerto in five movements using Spanish idioms and whimsically entitled symphony, has remained his most popular work; the freshness of its melodic and orchestral language is imperishable." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.. 1 page of a bifolium. Octavo (ca. 181 x 113 mm). Dated "Tuesday evening." On dark ivory paper. In French (with translation).Lalo extends an invitation to someone evidently close to him and his family. "We are delighted to finally have you on Saturday; I was wrong about the day, we have no rehearsal. The whole family sends you their tender wishes... "Slightly worn and browned; creased at central fold; minor remnants of adhesive to upper corners of final blank page. (Inventory #: 26825)
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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