On a postal card with a black-and-white photograph of a rural road signposted "Brooklyn" [Nova Scotia] to verso. Dated August 24, 1990.
Schickele apologizes for not being able to attend a concert on October 23, suggesting "Maybe you could move the concert to Sarasota, Fla." He would love to hear a tape of the performance, "even if it's just a Walkman at Rehearsal."
Slightly worn and foxed.
"Schickele has become the leading American musical satirist, giving concerts throughout the USA in which he lectures, sings, conducts and plays as guest soloist with symphony orchestras or with his own ensemble. The humorous compositions range from outrageous parodies, such as the cantata Iphigenia in Brooklyn, to ingenious combinations of antithetical styles, as in Blaues Gras (Bluegrass Cantata), and are full of surprising violations of familiar styles, musical forms and phrase structures, harmonic conventions and orchestration." Deane L. Root in Grove Music Online.
The postcard of "another" Brooklyn on which Schickele pens the present note is a fine example of the noted humorist's satirical wit. Item #28213
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