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David, Félicien (1810-1876)

Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

"Felicien David#". "9 7bre 1869" [Sept. 9, 1869]. 8.75" h x 9.5" w. Excellent.
A handsome quotation of twenty bars of Félicien David's Symphony in E-flat, in piano reduction with different instruments indicated above and on the staves. The composer has titled the quotation, inscribing and dating it underneath with a flourish.
The late 1860s marked a particularly successful period for French composer Félicien David; in 1867 he was awarded a lucrative prize from the Académie des Beaux Arts, and in 1869, the year of this quotation, he succeeded Berlioz as the librarian of the Paris Conservatoire.
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