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OFFENBACH, Jacques (1819-1880). French composer.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed of five bars (treble clef with words below), boldly signed, and inscribed 'Chanson de Fortanio', 1 page 8vo (oblong), no date. The words read 'si vous croyez que je vais dire que j'ose aimer'.
La Chanson de Fortunio is a short comic opera by Offenbach to a libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Hector Crémieux, first performed in 1861. The title-song had been composed earlier and was published separately and as part of Offenbach's collection Les voix mystérieuses in 1853, and became popular as a recital piece.
[No: 25394]

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