Autograph letter signed in full, addressed to "Mr. Stone" and dated November 13, 1954. Wallingford RIEGGER.

Autograph letter signed in full, addressed to "Mr. Stone" and dated November 13, 1954

One page. Small quarto. In black ink. On personal letterhead with Riegger's name and address in New York printed at head.

A brief note stating: "I trust that the enclosed preface will, as we say, fill the bill."

A noted American composer, Riegger's circle included Cowell, Ives, Ruggles, Varèse and Salzedo. After working as a cellist, conductor, and voice coach, he began to compose seriously in about 1928. "Over the next few years he gained a reputation as one of the most articulate exponents of avant-garde modernism, and threw himself into the work of new music organizations... The last decade of Riegger's life saw a continual succession of commissions and frequent performances. Being summoned to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 for his communist sympathies hardly interrupted a series of honours and awards which showed the high regard in which he was held at the time of his death." Stephan Spackman in Grove Music Online. Item #29571

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