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Graham Sadler and Thomas Christensen

much less. In spite of the lack of prestige attached to the Fairs, he was to make useful contacts there, among them Louis Fuzelier, future librettist of Les Indes galantes. On 10 September 1725 Rameau attended a performance by two Louisiana Indians at the Théâtre Italien; he was soon to characterize their dancing in the harpsichord piece Les sauvages , later published in his Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin. Les sauvages was one of the works that Rameau referred to in his oft-quoted letter ( 25 October 1727 ) to the dramatist Antoine Houdar de Lamotte