1 page. Folio. To Otmar Reisel. Written from Tidebrook in Wadhurst, Sussex. In both English and German. With autograph envelope with Tippett's autograph signature and address to verso.
"The autograph you want will be at the bottom of this letter. There is only a sonata for piano, which is rather difficult to play. That is, three movements are difficult and one is easy." The remainder of the letter is in German and informs his correspondent that the music is available from his German publisher, Schott, in Mainz.
Very slightly worn; creased at folds; envelope slightly worn and soiled.
Tippett is, no doubt, referring to his Piano Sonata No.1, composed in 1936–8 and revised in 1942.
"[Tippett's] importance lies not only in his revitalizing contribution to the genres of symphony, concerto, opera, string quartet and sonata, but also in his awareness – displayed in his writings as well as his compositional practice – of the complexities of the modern condition and the artist’s role in relation to this." David Clarke in Grove Music Online. Item #21006
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