On a postal card. Postmarked July 26, 1988. With autograph address in Bridgehampton, NY to verso.
Foss confirms a date of September 19th, and asks "Pat" to put in expression marks. He thanks Rosenbaum for the Lily Boulanger piece, stating that he is interested but disagrees with the assertion that it is contemporary music: "So far I have not exactly warmed up to it. Above all it is not contemporary music at all. It is Fauré."
Foss notes in a postscript that "Gregg Smith is excited about our doing his work..."
Very slightly worn, soiled, and creased.
Lukas Foss was an American composer, conductor, and pianist. "For all their diverse styles, Foss’s works spring from a distinct personality: enthusiastic, curious and receptive to every kind of musical idea. Not coincidentally, these are the same attitudes he instilled in audiences with his performances of the classical repertory and new music. In short, he was one of his era’s most communicative and representative composer-performers." Gilbert Chase and David Wright in Grove Music Online.
Smith (b. 1931), an American conductor and composer, was a composition student of Foss's at UCLA. He is particularly active in the promotion of 20th century American choral works. Item #28214
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