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PUCCINI, Giacomo (1858-1924). Italian composer.
Autograph Letter Signed (initials) in red ink, to Claudio Clausetti in Naples (but forwarded to Milan), 1 page 8vo, with address on the verso, Torre del Lago, 4 August 1908. Proposing to exchange his splendid new Steinway upright with three pedals, bought only three months ago, for a large Ritmüller. He needs it by August, when he will return from Abetone. With a translation.
'... the Ritmüller must be here if you are concerned about my working ...'

Clausetti was at this time the Naples agent for Ricordi, Puccini's publishers; he became a close friend and supporter of Puccini.
[No: 21790]

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