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GLAZUNOV, Aleksandr Konstantinovich (1865-1936). Russian composer.
Autograph Letter Signed in French [to Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray], 2 pages 8vo (separate leaves), 10 Rue de Kasan, St Petersburg, no date (ca 1882). Asking permission to dedicate to him an overture on Greek themes.
Bourgault-Docoudray (1840-1910) was a Breton composer and pianist, and a professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He took a particular interest in folk music, especially that of Greece, and was the author of Trente mélodies populaires de Grèce et d'Orient (1876), evidently the inspiration for the intended Overture.
'Je viens vous prier d'agréer la dédicace d'une oeuvre de ma composition. C'est ma premiére ouverture sur des thèmes grecs, tirés de votre incomparable recueil Melodies de Grèce et d'Orient, que nous tous admirons en Russie. ...'
Glazunov wrote two overtures on Greek themes, the first in 1882 and the second the following year.
[No: 24253]

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