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Gabriel Fauré: Letters to Paul Dukas

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 287

Scope and Contents

Gabriel Fauré's letters to Paul Dukas include 60 autograph letters and postcards. This manuscript group also holds 2 poems in Fauré's hand, a postcard with a portrait of Fauré, and a silver pocket metronome.


  • 1903-1923


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased at auction by the Music Library of Yale University in June 1977.


In 4 series as follows: I. Letters with dates. II. Letters without dates. III. Poems. IV. Miscellaneous.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Letters and postcards from the French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) to the French composer Paul Dukas (1865-1935), as well as poems in Fauré's hand and other items

Biographical / Historical

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) and Paul Dukas (1865-1935) were two of the leading French composers of their era. Both men were associated with the Paris Conservatoire; Dukas was a student and later a professor, while Fauré (who had been educated at the Ecole Niedermeyer) served as professor and then director. Dukas, who left a relatively small body of compositions, is best remembered for The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Fauré is known for his songs, piano works, chamber music, and Requiem.

Gabriel Fauré: Letters to Paul Dukas
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Finding aid written in English.

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