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Item 2136 - Maurice Ravel Typed Letter Signed Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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TLS, one page, 7 x 9.75, September 2, 1927. Letter to an inquiring fan, in part: “I have received your letter ot [sic] August 29th. in which you kindly ask me to write a new work for the THREE CHOIRS FESTIVEL [sic] which is to be held in Gloucester in September 1928. I thank you most sincerely for it but I am sorry to say that I think it impossible for me to write a new work, even a very short one, before that time, for I am very busy presently as I am leaving soon for America, and on my return I’ll have to end a very long and important work, and will surely have no free time to write it till then.” Double-matted and framed with a head-and-shoulders image of Ravel to an overall size of 18.5 x 15. In fine condition, with vertical and horizontal folds, uniform toning, and light scattered creasing. After touring the United States and Canada from January to April of 1928, Ravel fulfilled a promise to the famed Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein by finishing a previously commissioned ballet. The result was Bolero, Ravel’s most famous musical composition, which premiered at the Paris Opera in November, 1928. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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