Folio. 2 pp. of a bifolium. Notated in pencil on 18-stave music paper.
A working manuscript, with autograph corrections, deletions, and alterations. Lacking the first 7 measures of the work. Undated.
- A dye-line copy of the fair copy of the composer's autograph musical manuscript with numerous corrections in red ink and autograph overpastes to 5 measures.
- An autograph manuscript fair copy. Folio. Unbound. 3 pp. Notated in ink on 12-stave onionskin paper. With occasional corrections in pencil.
- A dye-line copy with editorial corrections in red and lead pencil.
Leontyne Price, a distinguished soprano and the first African-American to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, introduced many of Lee Hoiby’s songs to the public, at Carnegie Hall and other noted venues. "Price felt Hoiby's music was tailor-made for her voice.
In a National Endowment for the Arts interview, she recalled being introduced to his songs by her longtime accompanist, David Garvey, saying 'I fell in love with them. It's just the way he writes, and from then on he was on my program often.' She also recalled the standing ovation Hoiby's songs brought at a 1991 Carnegie Hall recital." Timothy Freenfield-Sanders/G. Schirmer, NPR, March 29, 2011.
"The River-Merchant's Wife, The Dust of Snow, Summer Song, Winter Song, and In the Wand of the Wind... The songs are dramatic ones showing Hoiby to be a first-rate vocal writer... Wonderfully effective, they are a fine addition to the repertoire and to Miss Price's program." Charles Crowder, The Washington Post, 1967. "As a composer Hoiby was a modern Romantic from the lineage of Barber and Menotti. The influence of the former is evident in his warm lyricism, while that of the latter is found in a propensity for light, genial humour. Though much of his music is characterized by a disarming diatonic simplicity, his ambitious works tend towards greater harmonic and textural complexity. Interest in his music has centred chiefly around his operatic, choral and vocal works, which seem to stimulate his most deeply felt efforts. Some of these works… achieve an eloquence comparable to the later works of Barber. With greater critical acceptance of more conservative musical styles from the early 1980s onwards, Hoiby’s music has been performed and recorded with increasing frequency." Richard Jackson and Walter G. Simmons in Grove Music Online. Item #31097
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