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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD
Text Box: COMPOSER AUTOGRAPHS
CHARLES M. WIDOR - ORGANIST & COMPOSER

Price: $200.00

MINT CONDITION

One page autographed letter to Gretchen Osgood Warren on a Carte Pneumatique Fermee letterhead, Paris, Wednesday Morning, (January 8, 1902).

 

Please forgive me Madame, but I am giving exams at the Conservatory today.  I will be at your disposal tomorrow or the day after tomorrow round 1:30, if that is all right with you.

Respectfully,

Widor

Wednesday morning

 

Widor (1844-1937) replaced Cesar Franck in 1890 as a Professor of Organ and in 1896, became a Professor of Composition there. He was also the titular organist at Saint Sulpice, the most prominent organ post in Paris.  His 10 organ symphonies remain his best known works, however, he also wrote three major symphonies for orchestra and two minor ones, as well as concerti, piano works, chamber works, songs, ballet and opera.

 

Gretchen Osgood Warren (1868-1961) came from a prominent Boston family.  Born and raised on Beacon Hill, she was discovered to have perfect pitch and was a well known amateur singer in the Boston area.  At a time when most women did not pursue higher education, Ms. Warren graduated with honors from Oxford.  She was a great supporter of the arts and when her letters became available at auction many years ago in Boston, she communicated with a wide variety of important musicians, many, she underwrote.

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