Ibert, Jacques. (1890–1962)
Autograph letter signed - "Fatigue is overcoming me, as I am writing three-quarters of an hour for orchestra in 18 days!"
ALS of the French composer to an unidentified male recipient. Paris, September 22, 1931. 1 p. Translated from the French, in full: "I am in Paris for a few days. Call me. At lunch time (the evening [illegible]) and try to find a moment for [illegible]. Fatigue is overcoming me, as I am writing three-quarters of an hour for orchestra in 18 days! Until soon. Your dedicated friend Jacques Ibert. [P.S.] Thank you for your note on 'Donogoo'!" 7.5 x 6 inches (19.2 x 15.1 cm). Edge split at fold. Otherwise in very good condition.
The identity of the recipient is unknown, but Ibert addresses him with the familiar "tu." "Donogoo" is a reference to the novel Donogoo Tonka, ou les Miracles de la science (1920) by Jules Romains (1885–1972).