Item #24374 Autograph letter signed in blue ink to pianist Susan Kagan. Elliott CARTER.

Autograph letter signed in blue ink to pianist Susan Kagan

1 page. On a postal card with a color photograph of the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna to verso. Dated Vienna, September 12, 1962.

"Thank you very much for your interest in my cello sonata, your numerous performances of it which evince your liking – hope you get as good reviews in September as you did previously."

Slightly worn and soiled.

"One of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, [Carter] blended the achievements of European modernism and American 'ultra-modernism' into a unique style of surging rhythmic vitality, intense dramatic contrast, and innovative facture." David Schiff and Mark D. Porcaro in Grove Music Online. He composed his Sonata for Cello and Piano in 1948.

Susan Kagan is an American pianist, musicologist, and former faculty member at Hunter College; she frequently collaborated with her cellist husband, Gerald Kagan.

Item #24374

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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