- Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
- Call number
- JOB 91-13 (Locked case)
- Physical description
- 1 item
- In French ; accompanied by a translation in English
- Preferred Citation
- ALS, Interlaken, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.Restrictions apply
Charles Gounod was a French composer. Sapho, his first opera, was first performed in 1851. His best known opera is Faust. The letter, beginning "Cher Enfant," is written to an unnamed young singer. Gounod congratulates her for the opportunity of studying the part of Sapho under Pauline Viardot, who created the role. He discusses proposed cuts in the performance and gives advice about interpretation. He also mentions that he has just finished the finale of the 3rd act of Faust.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Salloch, William
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