Postcard photograph signed K.B. Jirák, inscribed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff, and dated February 24, 1938, with autograph note signed to verso apologizing for his tardy reply. Karel Boleslav JIRÁK.

Postcard photograph signed K.B. Jirák, inscribed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff, and dated February 24, 1938, with autograph note signed to verso apologizing for his tardy reply.

Slightly worn; two small photographer's stamps in red ink to verso not affecting text.

Jirák, a Czech composer, was actively involved in the International Society for Contemporary Music in the 1920s and 30s. "Although [a] late Romantic disposition dominated his music’s character, his thorough knowledge of prevailing trends in new music enabled him to modify his technique which – though not precisely ground-breaking or pioneering, rationally constructivist or highlighting a single approach – remained neither eclectic nor conservative." Milan Kuna in Grove Music Online.

De Greiff (1903-1995) was highly instrumental in the promotion of contemporary music in South America. Item #21096

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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