Victor Alphonse Duvernoy

Duvernoy, Victor Alphonse

French pianist and composer (1842-1907). 2 autograph letters signed. 20 Boulevard Malesherbes [Paris]. 8vo. 2 pp.
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To the cellist and conductor Achille Kerrion (1868-1939) approving his idea to launch "modern concerts" with the purpose of providing an opportunity for young composers to perform, as well as to better meet the audience's wishes: "Cher Monsieur Kerrion, j'approuve naturellement votre projet de fonder des 'Concerts Modernes' dont le but me parait correspondre à un besoin ressenti à la fois par le public et les jeunes compositeurs qui trouvent trop rarement l'occasion de produire leurs oeuvres [...]" (9 Oct.

1897). - To the same with thanks to him and his sister, the singer Stéphanie Kerrion, as well as with a request to provide him with the names and addresses of the artists he saw perform that day, as he would like to send each of them a short note of approval: "Recevez aussi pour Mademoiselle votre soeur tous mes remerciements et je vous serai très obligé de me transmettre les noms et adresses de vos interprètes afin que je puisse leur écrire un petit mot en ayant pu les voir aujourd'hui [...]" ("Vendredi soir")..

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