Debussy, Claude (1862 – 1918)
A superb autograph musical quotation signed by Claude Debussy, inscribed by the composer to the National Relief and Food Committee [Commission for Relief in Belgium]. Debussy writes out four details bars from his Étude no. 11 — Pour les arpèges composés — on two hand-drawn two-stave systems, adding the tempo directive (‘Molto dolce et moderato’). Nicely signed by the composer, who adds the date, January 1916. Rare and desirable in this format.