Casadesus, Marius. (1892–1981) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)]

"Sinfonia" - Inscribed to Pierre Monteux

Paris: [By the Author]. 1955. First. Self-published facsimile score inscribed on the front cover to the important French conductor (translated from the French), "To my dear grand master / Pierre Monteux / with all my gratitude at having been played by him when I was ignored. / Sincerely and affectionately / Marius Casadesus / 10 June 1955."  Upright folio.  44 pp.  Light toning to cover, else fine.  11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm.).

Provenance: From the collection of Pierre Monteux.

Marius Casadesus, uncle to pianist Robert Casadesus, was a French violinist and composer.  He is perhaps best remembered today for having been the composer of the Adélaïde Concerto, published in 1933 and marketed as a long-lost Mozart composition.  He confessed to his authorship in court during a 1977 copyright dispute.

The great conductor Pierre Monteux was known for conducting the premiere of the Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, and the San Francisco Symphony. (19246)

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