Debussy, Claude (1862 – 1918)

A fine and scarce autograph musical quotation signed by Claude Debussy on a 3.5″ X 4.5″ card. The composer has written out Melisande’s theme from this opera Pelleas et Melisande in dark fountain pen ink, adding ‘London’ and the date, 23rd May 1909. In very fine condition.

The composer was in London in May 1909 for the first UK performance of Pelleas, which took place two days before this autograph was signed, on 21st May 1909 at Covent Garden. Musical quotations by Debussy are scarce.