Autograph musical quotation signed and dated 1951
3 measures in score from a work identified by the composer as "The Hemingway Bull Fight Ballet." Large folio (ca. 380 x 302 mm). Notated in black ink on card stock. Inscribed to the photographer "Sandy" [Sanford] Roth (1906-1962) and his wife Beulah, "in serene and reverend admiration of the present master photographer of this planet, Sandy, from their devoted friend George Antheil." Slightly worn, soiled and browned.
An unusual and impressive quotation by the "Bad Boy of Music," a controversial figure in the expatriate avant-garde community of American composers in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. "The Hemingway Bull Fight Ballet" is not in Antheil's works list in Grove. Roth was an internationally-known photographer whose works appeared in such publications as Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Paris Match, and Der Stern. His subjects included James Dean and many other noted individuals, Antheil among them.
Item ID: 21722