PUCCINI, Giacomo, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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PUCCINI, Giacomo (1858-1924). Italian opera-composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Puccini) on a picture-postcard (informal portrait of Puccini standing ona beach) to Carlo Clausetti, Viareggio, 28 August 1913.
Is Clausetti thinking about Vienna and Berlin, which must not be neglected? [Presumably in connection with Fanciulla performances.]
Clausetti had been director of the Naples branch of Ricordi, with the responsibility not only for distributing Ricordi publications in southern Italy but for the promotion of the works of all composers published by the firm. In this position he encountered Puccini in 1894 and at once formed a special relationship with him - perhaps the closest and most important musical association of Puccini's life. After Giulio Ricordi's death in 1912, Clausetti moved to Milan; and, on Tito Ricordi's withdrawing from the firm in 1919, he assumed its joint directorship with Renzo Valcarenghi.
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