Autograph letter signed "E." to the noted music administrator and author Renée Levine [Packer]. Earle BROWN.

Autograph letter signed "E." to the noted music administrator and author Renée Levine [Packer].

1 page. On a postcard, ca. 103 x 148 mm. Dated Paris, June 4, [19]81. With a photograph of the radio and television broadcasting house in Paris to verso.

Brown's compositions have gotten great reviews in Paris. He mentions [Hans] Zender and Gilbert Amy – both well-known composers and conductors – IRCAM, and [?American painter] Joan Mitchell, among others.

"The concerts went very well and got great reviews (my pcs., that is). A couple of other very good pcs. and one of [Hans] Zender that would be great for Joan and your next festival (with Windsor J.)... have appointments here with IRCAM, Gilbert Amy, etc. Will try to see Betsy [Jolas?] and Joan Mitchell, etc... "

Slightly worn.

"A leading representative of the New York School established in the early 1950s in association with Cage, Feldman, Tudor and Christian Wolff, [Brown] pioneered such concepts as graphic notation, time-notation and open form." David Nicholls and Keith Potter 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." Oxford University Press online. Item #27112

Price: $350.00  other currencies

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