Émile Mathieu (Lille, 1844 – Ghent, 1932)


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Autograph musical quotation signed “Emile Mathieu” dated “Gand. Janvier 1910” by the Belgian composer and conductor, conductor from 1873 to 1875 of the Théâtre du Châtelet orchestra in Paris. Mathieu inscribes 9 bars for voice and piano of an Andantino dolce from the 2nd Act of the opera Richilde [1887], with text: “Les larmes à l’enfant! Au matin la rosée, qu’un rayon du soleil levant au calice des fleurs a bientôt épuisée…!”. One page (30 cm x 22 cm), in fine condition.