1 page. Folio (ca. 292 x 185 mm.). Dated Budapest, June 27, [1947?]. In blue ink. On a folded sheet with photographic illustrations of the Jägerhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Karlsbad. With the recipient's name and New York address in Kodály's autograph to address panel on verso. Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds and slightly overall; four file holes and several small perforations to upper edge with partial loss to date; lower edge slightly chipped.
"Universal Edition Vienna, ask[!] me to confirm personally the arrangement about my Bach Chorale you wish publish[!] in a string orchestra arrangement paying the sum of $50.00[?]. Agreed, and you send me a copy of the score and each separ[at]e part. Yours very truly... "
"With Bartók, [Kodály] was one of the creators of a new Hungarian art music based on folk sources, and he laid the foundation for the development of a broadbased and musically literate culture… With the success of the Psalmus hungaricus Kodály had made a fresh start, and his career gained further momentum with the premières of the Singspiel Háry János (Budapest, 16 October 1926) and of the six-movement suite drawn from it (Barcelona, 24 March 1927). These works consolidated Kodály’s stature the world over: Toscanini and Mengelberg, Ansermet and Furtwängler were among the first to include them in their programmes. " László Eősze et al. in Grove Music Online.
Universal published Kodály's arrangement for cello and piano of Bach's 3 Chorale Preludes in 1924; we have not located an arrangement by Kodály for string orchestra of any of Bach's chorales published by AMP. Item #24378
Price: $950.00 other currencies