Folio (ca. 358 x 265 mm.).  (title), 2-13 (music,  (blank) pp. Notated in dark blue ink on 12-stave music manuscript paper.
With an autograph dedication to the distinguished American musicologist, music librarian, flautist, and diplomat Carleton Sprague Smith (1905-1994) at head of title, with a note in pencil to upper margin: "To be returned by CSS as per letter of 11/7/50 from composer."
From the collection of Carleton Sprague Smith.
Slightly worn; reinforced with narrow strip of paper tape to spine.
Ficher was a Russian-born Argentinian composer, violinist, and conductor. "In 1923 he settled in Buenos Aires, where in 1929 he was a founder-member of the Grupo Renovación, devoted to studying and promoting new compositional trends; he was also among the founders of the Argentinian Composers' League (1947)... He won several prizes, among them the Coolidge Prize for the Second Quartet, and in 1969 he was elected to the National Fine Arts Academy... His work is marked by various influences, among which is his Jewish heritage... Slavonic themes can also be found... Ficher's style oscillates between neo-romanticism and neo-classicism, with polyphonic lines interwoven with harsh polyharmony." Susana Salgado in Grove Music Online.
Among other appointments, both academic and diplomatic, Sprague Smith was chief of the Music Division of the New York Public Library from 1931-1959. "[He] combined his musical interests with a concern for international cultural contacts, particularly between the nations of the western hemisphere." Paula Morgan and Israel J. Katz in Grove Music Online.
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