Printed form letter signed to Emil Hills, with autograph additions. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

Printed form letter signed to Emil Hills, with autograph additions.

1 page. Large octavo, 266 x 184 mm. Dated Los Angeles, October 3, 1944. On printed stationery with watermark "Neenah Glacier Bond Rag Content." In English.

Relative to Schoenberg's 70th birthday (September 13, 1944):
"For more than a week I tried composing a letter of thanks to those who congratulated me on the occasion of my seventieth birthday... At this age, if one is still capable of giving once in a while a sign of life, everybody might consider this already as a satisfactory accomplishment. I acknowledged this when my piano concerto was premiered and to my astonishment so many were astonished that I still have something to tell..."

Signed by Schoenberg, with name of recipient ("Mr. Emil HIlls") and salutation in Schoenberg's autograph.

Creased at folds and slightly overall.

Together with:
A postcard photograph of Schoenberg published by Breitkopf & Härtel reproducing an early portrait.

The first performance of Schoenberg's piano concerto, op. 42, took place in New York on February 6, 1944. Item #24403

Price: $650.00  other currencies

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