Typed letter signed in red ink to the noted Colombian musicologist and diplomat Otto de Greiff. Roque CORDERO.

Typed letter signed in red ink to the noted Colombian musicologist and diplomat Otto de Greiff

1 page. Folio. Dated April 1, 1959. On letterhead of the Instituto Nacional de Musica, Republica de Panama. Together with original typed envelope. In Spanish.

Cordero comments on the kind words about his work published in El Tiempo, mentions leaving his Sonatina for de Greiff, and closes with expressing his wish to "visit Colombia again and to get to know a little more of that great country. In the meantime, I hope to continue our friendship by mail, born in the heat of my first performance in Bogota."

Slightly worn; creased at folds; envelope worn and stained, lacking portion at upper right.

Cordero, a noted Panamanian composer, conductor and teacher, held a number of important posts, including as director of the National Music Institute from 1953-1964. He studied composition with Krenek and orchestral conducting with Mitropoulos and others.

De Greiff (1903-1995) was highly influential in the promotion of contemporary music in South America. Item #22145

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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