1 page. Folio, ca. 279 x 217 mm. Dated May 7, 1984. Signed in blue marker on personal letterhead with Rands's name, address and phone number printed at head and foot.
"Thank you for your lovely note and the joyful hugs. Surprise, suprise! I had no idea, hint or anticipation and so the news came as an incredible shock. I hope it won't be long before I see you."
Slightly worn; creased at folds.
"In 1984 Rands was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Canti del sole, and shortly afterwards he became professor of music at Boston University and professor of composition at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1988 he was invited to Harvard University to become the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music. From 1989 to 1996 he was also composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra, a particularly fruitful and fulfilling association for him. His orchestral music has always been characterized by a brilliance and high level of instrumental craftsmanship, and from the mid-1980s his thinking has increasingly been directed towards orchestral forces." Roger Marsh in Grove Music Online.
"Born in France, raised in New York and Mexico City, Levine Packer worked with Lukas Foss and was co-director with Morton Feldman of the renowned contemporary music group in Buffalo, New York, and a director of the Contemporary Music Festival at the California Institute of the Arts. She was Director of the Inter-Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts, the producer of Steve Reich and Beryl Korot's multimedia opera The Cave, and a dean at the Maryland Institute College of Art." oxfordonline.com.
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