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Paul Dukas: Correspondence with Paul Poujaud

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 288

Scope and Contents

Paul Dukas's correspondence with Paul Poujaud spans the years 1891 to 1935 and includes over 550 autograph letters between the two men. The correspondence also contains 3 photographs of Dukas and a metronome enregistreur.


  • 1891-1935


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

Purchased at auction in June 1977.


In 4 series as follows: I. Letters from Dukas to Poujaud. II. Letters from Poujaud to Dukas. III. Letters from others. IV. Miscellaneous items.


1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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Correspondence between the French composer and critic Paul Dukas (1865-1935) and his friend Paul Poujaud, a lawyer

Biographical / Historical

Paul Dukas was born in Paris on October 1, 1865. He studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire with Ernest Guiraud; in 1928, Dukas himself became a professor of composition at the Conservatoire. Like Schumann, Debussy, and Thomson, Dukas was a prominent music critic as well as a composer. He composed a variety of works, mostly for orchestra, voice, or piano. He was not prolific, and he destroyed numerous pieces that did not meet his standards. His most frequently performed composition is The Sorcerer's Apprentice. He died in Paris on May 17, 1935.

Paul Poujaud, a lawyer, was friends with Dukas and many other notable French musicians in the early 20th century.

Paul Dukas: Correspondence with Paul Poujaud
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Finding aid written in English.

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