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Lot #551
Erik Satie Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $2000+
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Colorful French composer (1866-1925), who was one of the primary influences on the younger generation of avant-garde French composers in the early decades of the 20th-century. Though best known for his series of 'Gymnopedies,' Satie carved out a singular niche in the history of modern music for his enigmatic, witty, humor-tinged works bearing such titles as 'Vexations' and 'Genuine Flabby Preludes for a Dog.' Among his well-known eccentricities was an evident passion for umbrellas, which were found in great quantity in his lodgings after his death. ALS in French, two adjoining pages in a 5.75 x 4.5, 'carte-lettre,' postmarked September 3, 1918. Untranslated handwritten letter to the French poet Leon-Paul Fargue. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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