Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John James] Hattstaedt, founder of the American Conservatory of Music. Arthur FOOTE.

Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John James] Hattstaedt, founder of the American Conservatory of Music

1 page of a bifolium. Small octavo. N.d. On blue letterhead embossed with "The St. Botolph Club. 2 Newbury Street, Boston." at head.

Foote thanks his correspondent for his "kindness in sending me the interesting program, and for the honor of putting my pieces upon it."

Very slightly worn; creased at folds.

Foote was an American composer, organist, pianist and teacher. "In his finest works [he] was a memorable composer. His style, firmly placed in the Romantic tradition, is characterized by lyrical melodies, expressive phrasing, and clear formal structure. He excelled in writing for strings and achieved particular popularity in his lifetime with the Suite in E major op.63 and A Night Piece for flute and strings. Of his works for full orchestra, the Four Character Pieces after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám op.48 is noteworthy for its colourful instrumental writing. His strong melodic gift is exemplified in such songs as I’m wearing awa’ and An Irish Folk Song."Wilma Reid Cippolla in Grove online

Hattstaedt (1851-1931) founded the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago in 1886 and served as its president from that date until his death. Item #22140

Price: $225.00  other currencies

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