DUKAS, PAUL. (1865-1935). French music critic, instructor and composer; creator of the immensely popular symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. ALS. (“Paul Dukas”). 1p. 12mo. Paris, March 21, 1922. To a friend. Framed with a seven-measure AMusQs (“Paul Dukas”) from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. 1p. Oblong 12mo. (3” x 5”). N.p., August 22, 1921.
“My dear Sir and Friend, When I discovered your card here yesterday, I was sorry that you hadn’t told me you were coming. But I thank you for stopping by to find out how my daughter was doing, and she is indeed much better than she was when I was talking to you about her. In any case, next time, do please let me know before you visit. I always enjoy your visits greatly. Looking forward to the next one, I am…”