Item #20363 Autograph musical quotation signed and dated June 18, 1940. Rodolfo HALFFTER.

Autograph musical quotation signed and dated June 18, 1940

6 measures from the "Sonatas de El Escorial" for piano. 189 x 213 mm. On partial letterhead of the Junta de Cultura Española.

Creased at folds; minor paper loss to foot; two file holes to left margin.

"Notable amongst his early works are the modernist Naturaleza muerta, Dos sonatas de El Escorial inspired by Soler, and Marinero en tierra, settings of poems by Alberti which contain some of his most accessible music. Halffter's music follows in the tradition of Falla: the basis is tonal, sometimes enriched with bold and witty polytonal inflections; the rhythm is asymmetrical and varied; the style is above all clear and spare. In 1953, in the Tres hojas de album for piano, he began to use 12-note serialism, the first Mexican composer to do so. This, however, did not alter the essentially melodic nature of his work." Antonio Iglesias and Juan Orrego-Salas in Grove Music Online.

An attractive example from one of this Mexican composer's most notable works.

Item #20363

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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