(1862 - 1918) French composer - he and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music
Autograph letter signed, 1 1/2 pages (on two conjoined sheets), 5 x 6 inch, `80 64 Avenue du Bois de Boulogne` (his address - corrected) stationery, `Lundi` (Monday) - , in French, to his friend Gabriel Astruc (1864-1938, French journalist, agent, promoter, theatre manager, theatrical impresario, and playwright whose career connects many of the best-known incidents and personalities of Belle Epoque Paris) - concerning a Debussy festival project at the Opéra-Comique, written and signed in blue & partly in dark ink "Claude Debussy", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Claude Debussy in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 16,5 inch), with mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine to very fine condition.
"[...] Naturellement votre idée peut être charmante, seulement je ne vois pas trop bien ce qu'on pourrait trouver "d'inédit" dans la séance que vous projetez ? [...]
[After apologizing for the scandalous delay with which he replied to his letter, he doubts:] "Naturally your idea can be charming, only I don't really see what we could find "unpublished" in the session that you project?"
[He offers an interview to discuss it and gives his phone number]