Autograph musical quotation from the serenade "Casanova," signed in full. Deems TAYLOR.

Autograph musical quotation from the serenade "Casanova," signed in full

Oblong octavo, 154 x 100 mm. 2 measures in piano score, marked "Andante mosso" at head and identified by the composer as being from his Serenade "Casanova." Dated March 27, 1925.

Creased at folds; lightly foxed.

An American composer and noted critic, Taylor "was quoted in a New York Times obituary as saying ‘This is the age – not only in America, but all over the world – of the pedant run amuck. The result has been music that has to be explained, and even the explanations are unintelligible except to the initiate’. This aesthetic conviction perhaps explains in part the initial enthusiastic acceptance of Taylor’s work – his number of Metropolitan Opera performances (14 for The King’s Henchman in 1927–9 and 16 for Peter Ibbetson in 1931–5) surpasses that of any other American composer, and no native American of his time had more large-scale works published. But it may also explain the fact that his music was virtually forgotten soon thereafter." Robert Stevenson in Grove Music Online.

Item #22389

Price: $175.00  other currencies

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