Typed letter signed in full to Dutch collector Peter Michielsen. Manfred NIEHAUS.

Typed letter signed in full to Dutch collector Peter Michielsen

1 page. Oblong octavo (209 x 148 mm.). Dated Bergisch Gladbach [Germany], September 9, 1987. On personal letterhead with Niehaus's name and address printed at head. Signed in blue ink. In German.

Niehaus responds to a request from Michielsen for a musical autograph, sending a sketch for a chamber work (not present).

Slightly worn; creased at horizontal fold, upper left corner, and slightly overall; short tear to blank left margin.

A German composer, Niehaus "studied [in Cologne] with Bernd Alois Zimmermann... [In 1967] he was appointed editor in the music department of West German Radio, where he was jazz editor from 1977 to 1989. He has also served as choir director, stage manager, producer and improvising violist... He is known chiefly for pieces of absurd or surrealist music theatre, small in scale, flexible in form and designed for studio or workshop venues. He has also worked intensively in music for amateur performers and has championed the deritualization of performance through ‘open’ concert forms and communal musical activities." Monika Lichtenfeld in Grove Music Online. Item #27063

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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